Prior to the opening of the Thrift ‘n Gift, CARE had two big sales in the spring and fall. A couple of CARE Residents came up with the idea of having a resale shop year around.
Art and Marion Bourke Estate funded the first building. They had been CARE Residents and big supporters of CARE.
The store today is an integral part to keep CARE affordable for its residents.
Each year the shop expanded and kept growing. In the Fall of 2022 CARE built a much bigger building for
Thrift ‘n Gift funded by the Sandy Elkins’ Estate.