INGLESIDE — The House of Lazarus (HOL) is set to open a new thrift store and food cupboard in Ingleside.
The new satellite site will open on Thursday, Aug. 6, from noon to 8 p.m. at the Ingleside-Newington United Church. Located on Maple Street, the new thrift store location will also welcome patrons Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (in addition to its Thursday hours). The store will sell household goods, clothing, shoes, and jewellery, but will not stock furniture. Weekly sales will be announced on HOL’s Facebook page “House of Lazarus Community Mission”. Donated goods will not be accepted at the Ingleside location.
COVID-19 precautions taken by the organization include having a greeter at the door to monitor the number of people shopping and making hand sanitizer available. Masks should be worn unless one is exempt for health reasons.
“We are excited to offer the Ingleside area a new thrift store with reasonably priced items. HOL will be partnering with Ingleside-Newington United Church to bring the residents of North and South Stormont some of our food cupboard and outreach services as well,” HOL executive director Cathy Ashby said.
The food cupboard will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m on Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. till noon. Organizers say anyone in need of assistance can come during these hours. Some outreach services, such as the CRA Volunteer Income Tax program, HOL’s clothing voucher program, HOL’s start-up program, HOL’s advocacy centre and community referrals will be available upon opening. Other outreach services will be determined by community needs.
HOL’s Ingleside location will be staffed with one full-time employee, along with several generous volunteers from Trinity’s congregation and the community. Those wishing to volunteer at the Ingleside Thrift Store are asked to contact Vicki at 613-989-3830 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A volunteer orientation session will take place in the coming weeks.
The House of Lazarus’s main operation is based in Mountain, North Dundas.