FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT
Sr. Rose Ann Barmann, OSB
Development Director
Benet Hill Monastery, www.benethillmonastery.org
bhdevelop@benethillmonastery.org
NEW THRIFT SHOP OPENS TO BENEFIT BENEDICTINE SISTERS
Grand Opening Set for September 29th
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – In today’s tough economic times, it is good to know that a new, high-quality second-hand store has opened to provide another option for savvy shoppers. Owned and operated by Benet Hill Monastery, the new “Sisters’ Thrift & Boutique” is located at 8674 North Union Boulevard in the Union Center, just south of the Albertson’s store at Union and Research. All proceeds from the store will benefit the ministries and work of the Benet Hill Sisters.
Store manager Sandy Bauers has extensive experience in opening and operating thrift stores, most recently, a very profitable store in Monument, CO. Bauers has been involved from the inception of Sisters’ Thrift & Boutique to select a desirable location in a thriving strip mall.
“We will sell upscale used clothing and household goods donated by the community,” said Bauer. “We have already received a number of donations, and will offer a fantastic selection of items for our Grand Opening on September 29.
Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The store will also be open on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
In addition to store manager Bauers, Sisters’ Thrift & Boutique will be operated by a staff of volunteers. Volunteer opportunities are available to interested people with knowledge of retail sales.
Donations of upscale, clean, gently used clothing, accessories, household items, sporting goods, home décor, baby clothes and equipment, linens and small furniture items are encouraged and welcomed. Donations may be dropped off at the store during regular business hours.
For more information about Sisters’ Thrift & Boutique, visit www.sistersthriftandboutique@benethillmonastery.org , or call the store at 719-282-0316.
The Benet Hill Monastery is located on a 44-acres site in the Black Forest in northern Colorado Springs. The peaceful, wooded landscape is an ideal home for the Benedictine community of religious women. The Monastery serves as a “sacred place” for the human spirit to find welcoming monastic hospitality, renewal and healing. The Sisters have provided a broad range of educational and spiritual services for over 95 years to the people of Colorado as well as internationally. Programs range from Sacramental to Contemplative to Spiritual Direction and retreats, open to people of all faiths.
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