Frequently Asked Questions
What Does the Nearly New Shop sell?
A great many items are sold at the Near New. Women’s clothing is the biggest item: men’s, and children’s clothing is taken as donation. All kinds of household goods can be found in the shop: kitchen items, tools, games, lamps, pictures, valuable crystal and china, linens of most kinds. The shop has very high standards of cleanliness and suitability for what is taken in. Clothing changes with the season, and if it does not sell within a reasonable amount of time, it is sent to other organizations which benefit from it.
How does the Shop get the things it sells?
Items are given as donations outright by people who prefer to deduct the sale value from their income tax, or items are taken in on consignment, whereby the consignor receives 50% of the sale price and the Shop receives 50%.
What is the Nearly New Shop?
It is Saint Ann’s major outreach program, a consignment shop which raises funds to support the work of our church and to contribute to local community and national mission programs. It also serves as a place for fellowship and support for a dedicated group of volunteers.
Who runs the Nearly New Shop?
The Manager and two assistant managers run the Shop on a day-to-day basis. The Shop is accountable to the Vestry of Saint Ann’s and its parishioners.