A new shop in west Jackson has opened just in time for the holiday season. It's located on 531 West Capitol Street. What's so special about this store, you may ask? The owners aren't in it just for profit. The shop is part of a bigger plan to take back the neighborhood and minister to a community in need.
Thelma Hardiman proudly displayed one of the pieces of fine clothing for sale at the Nifty & Thrifty Thrift Store on Capitol Street. The selection is not limited to women's clothing. You can find things for children to wear and for the men in your life. But it doesn't end there. You can even purchase appliances like microwave ovens or furniture....some pre-owned...others brand new.
Hardiman said, "Anything that you would find at any other store; the name brand store, but just at a lower price."
In some cases, 50-percent less than a name brand store.
Hardiman, who manages the shop said, "It's filling a need for people in the community that are looking for really nice things at lower prices."
The shop opened for business on November 11th, but Nifty & Thrifty is not your typical store. It is more a tool for Voice of Calvary Ministries.
Phil Reed said, "We are really in the business of rebuilding this community; of course, bringing business back is an important part of it."
Reed is president and CEO of Voice of Calvary Ministries.
He said, "Whatever income we get will be used to further our ministries we do, rebuilding lives; rebuilding communities and we have a lot of programs that we do and this will be one way for us to be able to have some additional income to be able to do that, so everything we make here will be put back into the ministry here."
So, if you're looking for a place to do some shopping, whether it is for the holidays or anytime, you may want to add Nifty & Thrifty to your destination list. Your dollars will help an agency that has been, as its motto states, rebuilding lives and communities since 1975.
We also have an update on the city of Jackson's fight against blight in the Capital City. At two city council meetings this month, a combined 114 properties have been approved for cleanup. Just click on this link to see the full list of those properties.
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