The Brandywine Consignment Shop Expansion, a Brandywine Health Foundation Partnership
Since 1992, the Brandywine Consignment Shop has donated nearly $1 million to the community for health and wellness programs.
Last November, the Brandywine Consignment Shop reopened its doors after undergoing an extensive and much needed expansion.
“We’re thrilled with the new space! It means more showroom space for our consigners’ goods and therefore more opportunity for shoppers to find ‘ that special thing’ they just can’ t live without. But, we’ re doing much more than that. The expanded space is increasing our bottom line and supporting affordable healthcare for the community.” ~ Nancy Oliver, Shop Manager.
Today, profits generated by the shop are donated to the Brandywine Health Foundation in support of the Brandywine Health and Housing Center in the city of Coatesville.
“The ‘Little Yellow House’ did great things for many people for many years. Now with the expanded space the ‘bigger yellow house’ will continue to do even more. It will give us the opportunity to better serve the Brandywine Health Foundation, our consigners and our community. That’s why we are ‘ The Little Yellow House with a Big Mission’.” ~ Dale Polite, former Chair of the Consignment Shop Board of Directors.
The Brandywine Consignment Shop has been providing the foundation with about $50,000 annually in donations. With the expanded space and additional quality merchandise, the board of the Consignment Shop reports that it expects to be on track to double that donation within the year.
The larger shop, still run by a small staff and over 80 volunteers, also has an expanding economic impact on our community. With the ability now to accept and display more merchandise, the shop will allow more consigners the opportunity to realize much needed income from the sale of their items. The shop also affords more people in the community access to affordable, quality clothing, jewelry, and household items that they might not find elsewhere.
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