LIHU‘E — The Wilcox Memorial Hospital Thrift Shop is closed, but not gone.
Wednesday, a steady stream of customers were greeted by workers informing them the thrift shop is going to be even better.
Located on Kuene Street at the back of the hospital, the Wilcox Memorial Hospital Thrift Shop will be undergoing renovation during most of October, the work already started with the removal of merchandise and the carpeting.
A sign posted on the entrance suggests watching for the Grand re-opening.
Donations to the shop are being accepted during the renovation period by leaving at the front door which is currently closed due to working being done inside the building.
The all-volunteer staff from the thrift shop will process the contributions and keep it in storage until the doors re-open for business, states a release from the thrift shop.
Contributors are asked to leave a name and address attached to the donated items so a donation receipt can be sent for tax purposes.
Arrangements for pick up of items during the renovation period can be made by calling 245-1320 and asking for Norah or Marolyn.
When open, the thrift shop operates Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday hours are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The thrift shop offers a wide variety of merchandise, including all sizes of adult clothing including evening wear, purses, shoes, jewelry, infant clothing, household items, collectibles, books, island treasures and souvenirs, holiday decorations and more.
New items are being contributed daily and thrift shop volunteers encourage shoppers to return often to shop for the newest, sometimes even with the original pricetag, and latest items.
Proceeds from the Wilcox Memorial Hospital Thrift Shop help purchase new equipment for the hospital.