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Missouri Recycling Center Opens Thrift Store, Offers Free Clothes to Children in Need

A recycling center in Missouri has opened a thrift store in its building that helps repurpose donations for a low cost.

August 14, 2023

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A recycling center in Missouri has opened a thrift store in its building that helps repurpose donations for a low cost.

In Hannibal, Missouri, the 2 Rivers Recycling Center has opened a new thrift store, attached directly to its recycling center. Clothing, electronics, and other items that are still usable can be dropped off here to keep usable items in circulation longer.

“It’s not something we’re trying to make big money with, right, that’s not the intention. It helps generate revenue for us, which we need,” said Justin Barnhart, 2 Rivers Industries Inc. Executive Director. “But it’s also an opportunity for us to give back to the community. Especially [to] the children with disabilities. We give back to them without charging their family anything.”

Children with disabilities ages four to 14 can get clothing for free via the stores 2 You program. Children can show up with three pairs of clothing to get them replaced with another pair for free.

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