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Noah’s Ark Thrift Shop to reopen in October

By Staff | Sep 25, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED One of many Noah’s Ark offerings to the community is the Barnes and Noah book nook.

Noah’s Ark, the island thrift shop and charitable outreach program for St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, reopens for business for the winter season on Oct. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The shop has been closed for six weeks for maintenance and restocking.

During October, the hours are Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

From November to April 30, the winter season’s full operating schedule resumes, which includes weekdays and the first Saturday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This year, it will also add evening hours on Tuesdays from 5 to 7 p.m., beginning on Nov 12.

Owing to overwhelming donations, the Ark will accept donations only during daytime hours.

The shop offers for sale – at bargain prices – merchandise of all kinds, including women’s and men’s apparel, children’s clothes, bedding, bicycles and sports equipment, kitchen goods and housewares, furniture and home furnishings, and a varied selection of books – including excellent vacation reading – in its own special book station, “Barnes and Noah.”

Ark Chair Adele Mattern reported that donations are substantial again this year.

“We have some wonderful items ready to be taken home,” she said. “Our island neighbors have been very generous with their lightly used possessions. This should be one of our best years ever.”

In operation for more than 50 years, the shop is operated by the women of St. Michael’s. Outreach support to those in need continues to be a priority for the church. Proceeds from the Ark sales, coupled with monies from the parish’s annual budget, benefit over 25 local, regional and global charities.

Donations to the Ark can be left during daytime hours at the shop’s loading dock.

Shop volunteers and St. Michael & All Angels Church extend heartfelt thanks to all donors and customers who make the Ark’s charitable mission a continuing success.

For more information, call 239-472-2173 or visit saintmichaels-sanibel.org.

St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church is at 2304 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.