The Kane County Hospital Auxiliary’s Thrift Store is having their Black Friday, Half-off Sale on November 23. It is the perfect place to pick up stocking stuffers, gifts for everyone and simply enjoy a great shopping experience.

At their meeting on November 15, they related stories of customers forgetting they were in a thrift store and asking the volunteers if they could check in back for, “this dress in a size 8 and in black.” If you haven’t been to the store lately, you may want to stop by and check it out.

The Thrift Store and volunteers are truly amazing! Not only are they used as a model for other Thrift Stores throughout the region, but their gross revenue is up 20 percent over October 2017, averaging over $20,000 a month this year. They reach these astounding numbers through their diligence and commitment to the Thrift Store and their fellow workers. They laugh and giggle with each other, tell things straight up and accomplish great things.

John Duffield helps with keeping things running, repairing donations and doing the heavy lifting. His latest endeavor is the furniture shed. He has created something that isn’t quite a man-cave, nor is it a she-shed, but something in-between. Located in back of the Thrift Store, John’s Shed houses furniture, lighting fixtures and prints. It’s a cozy nook, filled with just what you may need.

These dedicated workers will be taking a holiday break, and closing the store from Dec. 15 through January 1, for some well-earned R and R. They will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Kane County would like to offer a sincere thank you to the Auxiliary Board, the staff and all of the volunteers. You are totally awesome. We would also like to extend a thank you to all the customers and visitors who support the Thrift Store with donations and purchases.