More than just a store

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By The Staff

Shop on the Corner is more than just a resale store located inside Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. If you look beyond the various clothing items and the scatterings of household items, there is a whole other service besides just selling different goods for a steal.

Shop on the Corner is in the business of improving people’s lives.

This humanitarian work is on both a local and international scale. For instance, the shop offered assistance to a family who had suffered a loss due to a fire.

The family received donated household and clothing items. Another family moved to Los Alamos to care for their injured son. They came with no possessions, so the shop workers supplied them with necessary supplies to transform their rental unit into a home. On a global scale, when the earthquake hit Haiti, the shop offered half-off all its proceeds from the following two weeks.

Additionally, the shop is also a regular contributor  to Big Brothers Big Sisters and to needy children and adults in Mexico.

To continue this work, the shop needs the community’s support.

Support can be shown through the donation of items or time, as well as patronage.

Individuals can drop off donations in a box outside the shop, which is located on the lower level of the church on 39th Street between Trinity and Canyon Roads. Volunteers are welcomed in any of the shop operations. Those interested in sorting and organizing can be at the store from 9:30 a.m.-noon Mondays and from 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays. The shop is open for business from 8:45-11 a.m. Wednesdays.

The first Wednesday of the month, the store is open from 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. A special Mother’s Day sale will be held May 5.

Self-Help, a New Mexican charitable organization that is “committed to enhancing life skills and empowering individuals by providing programs and services that focus on developing self-reliance” will also be on hand selling handmade bowls and mugs.