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New store to open in Evansville will help out local non-profit

The old CVS location on Washington and Kentucky in Evansville isn't vacant anymore.

A local couple is opening a thrift department store later this month, but there's something special about this shop.

The building has come a long way since the Michelle and Stanley Jackson started renovating it a month ago.

"The paint was chipping off the walls. The floor was covered with filthy carpet tiles," says Michelle Jackson.

Those walls are now full of shoes, purses and other gadgets. Once the store opens on August 25th, a portion of the profits will go toward Ruth's House in Evansville, a transition home for women.

"My husband and I thought that we could service this community, and we thought what better idea than to partner with a charity and help them with their purposes," says Jackson.

Those proceeds are well needed at Ruth's House.

"It's a wonderful idea to be able to have a consistent stream of income coming into the home. Often from month to month we're going on donations," says Amanda Letcher, Ruth's House Manager.

Letcher says the extra money will help Reflecting Waters, the ministry that runs Ruth's House, with future projects.

"Reflecting Water's long term goal is to create a home like this for men. I think this will go a long way in getting the funds together for that."

"Their model of returning women back to their families and our model of returning things back to other families just fits together," says Jackson.

You can help out by donating clothes to What's New Thrift Department Store.  To do so, just call either 812-425-5230 or 812-306-7795.

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