Twenty years ago this month, Asden Johnson and Eileen Patton began the Fayette Thrift Shop. It has always been open six days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The store has clothes, house-wares, and books available at reasonable prices to those who are in need of them.
They have 80 volunteers, and a board of directors of 15 people, all of whom receive no remuneration of any kind.
Their kindly landlord, Wendell Goodman, has always been thoughtful of their rent, so that their only other expenses are utilities and phone. Read More»