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For some, Shop on the Corner’s annual Christmas Sale has become a Los Alamos holiday mainstay.
The thrift shop event attracts bargain hunters, collectors and hobbyists from throughout Northern New Mexico.
The Christmas Sale features hundreds of new and gently used items, which the volunteer staff set aside all year.
Holiday decorations, festive and new clothing, toys and games, books and music, linens, china and glassware, jewelry, leather goods and gifts are some of the featured items.
This year’s sale will be from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Shop on the Corner is located on the lower level of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, off Canyon Road.
Scores of shoppers attend the Christmas Sale each year, where they can purchase items to trim a tree, decorate a home, dress for the holidays and find gifts and stocking stuffers for everyone on their list at thrift store prices.
Shop on the Corner has been a regular event for more than four decades.
The thrift store’s mission is to help Los Alamos County residents recycle their usable clothing and household items; to provide an inexpensive market for the Northern New Mexico community to purchase these items on a budget; and to use the proceeds to donate to local and regional charities and other worthy causes.
The Christmas Sale raises a significant part of the Shop’s outreach budget each year.
Recent grants from the Shop’s proceeds were given to a number of agencies and organizations, which included Casa Esperanza, Amigos del Valle, Los Alamos Self-Help and the St. James Food Pantry in Taos.
The shop donated its Nov. 7 proceeds to Hurricane Sandy relief.
Shop on the Corner also recycles donations. The Shop sometimes receives more donations than volunteers can sort and display, so extra items are donated to a thrift store in Bernal and to Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
In addition, items that are flawed but still usable are placed in a “free” bin in the entryway to the shop. Anyone may take these items at no charge.
Shop on the Corner is open most Wednesdays. Regular hours are 8:45-11:45 a.m. On the first Wednesday of each month, the shop is open until 12:30 p.m.
Donations of items in good-to-excellent condition may be dropped off at the shop during business hours. shop on the Corner cannot accept large items such as furniture.
Call the church office at 662-5107 for more information.