Located at 104 Doctor’s Drive in Bridgeport, Brownton Helping Hands Thrift Store has been in operation for a month today.

The sale of housewares, décor, toys, games, videos and clothing – both children and adults, including formal dresses – benefits the many projects of Brownton Helping Hands.

“We do so many things. We have a food pantry, in conjunction with Mountaineer Food Bank, sports teams for kids, a Christmas program that serves up to 200 kids, senior programs and a community garden,” said Executive Director Tiffany Davis. “We also just built a playground for our community.”

Brownton is in Barbour County, just over the Taylor County line.

“But we don’t just focus on our community. We serve all surrounding counties,” Davis said. “Everything we make here at the thrift store goes directly to our non-profit.”

The store is manned by volunteers, including Davis, Chief Financial Officer Samantha George, and others.

George said upcoming programs being funded are spring sports and Easter projects.

The store is open 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Donations are welcome.

“We put new things out every day and we are told our prices are good,” Davis said. “We’ve worked really hard to organize and display everything.”

Follow Brownton Helping Hands Facebook page for more information.