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New Humane Society Thrift Store to open with Christmas in July - Grand opening celebration to be held July 12-14

Doreen Poreba
July 2, 2012
New Humane Society Thrift Store to open with Christmas in July
—  Grand opening celebration to be held July 12-14

Bargain hunters, take note! The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast — already known for having some of the best deals in town at its Thrift Store off of U.S. 1 in Stuart — is opening its second thrift store with a grand opening Christmas in July celebration from July 12-14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thrift Store North is located in Stuart but close to the border of Jensen Beach, 1099 NW 21st Street, just north of the Roosevelt Bridge on the west side of US 1. The event is sponsored by Eventmakers International. At the same time, a celebration will be taking place at the Stuart store, 2585 SE Federal Highway.

“This year, it’s a Santa overload,” said HSTC Thrift Store Manager Terry Picciolo. “Come join us at our second location near Jensen Beach. Every year our inventory grows larger, allowing us to select the nicest items for display. We have even more than last year, enough to fill a tracker trailer! All items are priced to move. Look for the signs!”

The new location at the Jensen Beach-Stuart border will allow the HSTC to serve supporters north of the Roosevelt Bridge while still providing the same quality selection at its flagship store in Stuart. In addition to finding discount prices on name brand clothing, Thrift Store North’s initial featured sales will include a large collection of holiday and Christmas items. Among the offerings — ceramic, resin and glass ornaments, pre-lit Christmas trees, holiday linens, kitchenware, giftware and decorations for the entire home.

“We only kept the best,” said Picciolo. “No leftovers, all new inventory for this year!”

The first 50 customers will receive a coupon for 20 percent off of one Christmas item. On Sat., July 14, a variety of food vendors will be on hand with proceeds benefiting the HSTC. During the sale, $5 raffle tickets also will be available to win a full set of new bakeware and accessories including products from the Pampered Chef, a new cookie press and a new Wilson Springform baking pan. The entire package includes more than 15 name brand bakeware items. The drawing will be held the first day of the store’s fall holiday showcase in November. The winner need not be present to win.

Thrift Store North also will feature a dedicated adoption area featuring cats every day and dogs on occasion. The new adoption area can hold up to 30 cats and kittens waiting for new homes.

The Humane Society thrift stores are extensions of its Palm City shelter providing quality items at discounted resale prices with all proceeds supporting the HSTC’s programs and services.

“We are very excited about this new addition to our humane society operation,” said CEO and President Frank Valente. “Thrift Store North will provide the community with the only thrift store and adoption center located north of the Roosevelt Bridge dedicated to finding forever homes while also raising much needed funding for all of our programs and services.

“We are very grateful for all of the volunteers who have signed up to make this project become a reality, and we would like to thank our wonderful community in advance for their support of our new store.”

Thrift Store North will be open seven days a week Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Friday through Sunday 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For more information, call 772-985-9389 or visit the website,

Since 1955, the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, located at 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave. in Palm City, has been the leading advocate for animal welfare in the Martin County area. A 501(c)3 private, nonprofit organization, the Humane Society relies on donations to support its programs and services. As a local Humane Society, HSTC is independently run from any national welfare or humane organization with no financial assistance from these groups. Follow the HSTC on Facebook at and Twitter at For more information, visit or call 772-223-8822. Media inquiries: 772-221-2425 •


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