Island Cottage is ready for Fall with tons of décor, crafts, books and more! Bonus Sales are happening in the store right now with their “End of Season Clothing SALE!” Take a moment and stop in to see what they have to offer, you might find that item that you have been looking for at a reasonable price. Items are coming in all the time. The premise of the store is that it solely supports the Carolina Beach Help Center. The Cottage was established to aid the center. Island Cottage was able to give the Help Center $13,000 last year, and they hope to do more this year. There is only one paid position, which is the manager of the store, and all the other employees are all volunteers. The organization that they aide is the Help Center. The center provides assistance to those who are in need of food, clothing or other help in the Pleasure Island area. A person would need to go to the Help Center first, fill out a form to see what they would qualify for, the food is given there at the center, but a voucher is given if you are in need of clothing or kitchenware, etc. You would take that voucher to the Cottage and get what you qualify for by using the voucher for your purchase. The hours of the Help Center are 10 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday and located at the recreation center, 1121 N. Lake Park Blvd. The Cottage runs on limited funds, the building is rent free, thanks to the owner of the building they are in; but the property is for sale and there is that possibility they may have to find another location. They get donations through the area churches, private donations and fundraisers. So, if you have items or clothing that is not being used, why not donate them to Island Cottage, you are helping other people out with your generosity, plus cleaning out your closet and cupboards. The staff will supply a tax receipt if you need one, you would fill out the form as to what you brought in and they will sign it give you a copy and they will keep a copy.
Any clothing that is stained or not usable to resale, are given to someone who will give them to those in need, nothing that comes into the store will go to waste. Island Cottage is at 1313 Bridge Barrier Road, and the hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. You can drop off any donations any time during store hours. Items that they accept are clothing, kitchen items, linens, knick-knacks, lotions and hair products not opened jewelry and small appliances. They serve everyone, no one is turned away.
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