By Anne Marie Amacher
The Catholic Messenger
DAVENPORT —Christmas items fill several work rooms at Cinderella’s Cellar resale shop. Volunteers from the Catholic Service Board (CSB) who run the shop sort, fluff up, add decorations, tag and price the items for the annual Christmas Open House. Proceeds from Cinderella’s Cellar benefit the Kahl Home.
This year’s open house is Nov. 5 with extended hours from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., said Carol Harrison, publicity chair for CSB. That’s when the Christmas items are debuted; they will remain up until Christmas. “Everything else we normally sell is still out there – clothes, gifts, jewelry.”
In addition to its work that benefits the Kahl Home, the CSB also gives donations to 10 additional nonprofit organizations at Christmas time, for a total of $10,000. “We want to give back to the community,” Harrison said. A separate committee of the CSB selects the organizations.
The store, open year-round, offers children’s and adult clothing, shoes and accessories, collectibles, jewelry, household items and furniture. “We are an upscale resale shop, not a consignment shop,” Harrison noted.
CSB began in the 1950s as an organization to help children. The focus changed to take care of seniors. Members volunteer to work at the resale shop, which is open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
For more information about Cinderella’s Cellar, visit the website at http://www.cinderellascellar.com; Facebook page at Cinderella’s Cellar Resale Shop, or call (563) 323-1923.
Donations also may be dropped off during business hours. Any items that the store cannot use are forwarded to other organizations in the area. Cinderella’s Cellar also has a lay away plan.