By Anne Marie Amacher
DAVENPORT — After saving money diligently for several years, the Catholic Service Board approved a “freshening up” of Cinderella’s Cellar resale shop. Profits from the group’s efforts benefit many activities at the Kahl Home.
Bonnie Byrne, co-chair, said service board members patched walls, removed wallpaper and painted the store just ahead of the carpet installers. She said volunteers’ spouses and members of the St. Ambrose University football team assisted volunteers to get the work done.
The makeover’s timing was excellent because volunteers were preparing to switch from fall/winter apparel to spring/summer apparel. So plans were already underway to move things around in the store.
The group also received donations of tables on wheels from Pier 1. Many tables and other displays are being fitted with wheels if possible to make moving items easier for the volunteer staff.
And ORA Orthopedics donated furniture for the store to sell. This included couches, chairs and tables.
The entire remodeling project was completed in 22 days and the grand reopening was March 1. Volunteers used 14 gallons of paint and provided 225 hours of labor.
Cinderella’s Cellar now has its spring collection for sale along with St. Patrick’s Day and Easter items. In addition to clothing, housewares, gifts and furniture are available.
Eighteen new members have joined the Catholic Service Board recently, Byrne said. Volunteers run the resale store, open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Donations of gently used items are welcome during normal business hours. To donate larger items, volunteers ask donors to call ahead so items can be unloaded at the loading dock.
For more information visit Cinderella’s Cellar website at www.cinderellascellar.com or call (563) 323-1923.