Aug 22 — Over 30 nonprofits regularly benefit from the generosity of East Dayton’s Corner Cupboard Charities.
“The Corner Cupboard provides an essential service that brings inexpensive housewares and clothing at a reasonable cost to local customers,” said Beth Cloyd, who is vice chair of the organization’s board of directors. “Over the past 60 years, our small store has donated nearly $ 4 million to those in need.”
The charity was founded in 1960 when a group of mothers, whose daughters served in the Glenmary Missionary Order, responded to a request from the Glenmary Sisters of Cincinnati to open a thrift store to raise money for missionary work in the Appalachians.
The group no longer has any religious affiliation and is now an independent philanthropic organization that donates income from its East Side Thrift Shop to a wide range of Miami Valley nonprofits.
Among the recipients are Catholic Social Services, St. Vincent De Paul and its outreach activities, pantries, House of Bread, Food for the Journey, Shoes for the Shoeless, For the love of Children (FLOC), violence Greene County Maid and many others. .
All workers are volunteers. “A lot of us are second and third generation workers, including me,” Cloyd said. “We have lots and lots of repeat customers who we know by name; they have frequented our store since its inception. “
A new addition to the boutique, she said, is a “Corner Boutique” with high-end clothing. The group also sells items on Facebook and Craigslist.
“When you help us, you help your community,” Cloyd said. “We accept the most lightly used items, with the exception of mattresses or any upholstered furniture such as recliners, wingbacks and sofas. “
Due to COVID, they are restricting customers in the store and all are asked to wear masks.
“Corner Cupboard Charities is a rough diamond,” Cloyd said. “He has been a part of the East Dayton community for over 60 years with a mission to help those in need.”
What they value most: – Pots and pans – Linens (sheets and towels) – Winter coats especially for children – Utensils – Jewelry – Collectibles – Flat screen TVs – Better quality rugs – Mechanical tools by hand; saws, hammers, wrenches, tool boxes. – Living room, bedroom and dining room furniture made of wood – Antiques – Toys in good condition – Gloves and scarves – Handbags and luggage – Shoes and boots – Clothing for all ages (men, women, children, babies ) – Handicrafts – Articles for pets
Corner Cupboard, located at 504 Xenia Ave., is open to the public from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Donations can be brought to the store at these times. Pickups are also available twice a week.
Volunteers are always needed for the store. For more information, call 937-252-5491.
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