For people looking for a good home for their gently used or unused household items, the Second Time Around Thrift Store at 2601 US 10 Frontage Road in Moorhead is always looking for donations. Molly Anderson, manager, said they can use a variety of donated items, from furniture to toys, holiday items to clothing. Now in their new location (previously on Highway 75), the store employs around 30 people, most of them with disabilities. “Second Time Around is part of Heartland Industries, a vocational facility to help individuals with disabilities,” Anderson said. Although Heartland helps people find jobs all across the Moorhead-Fargo area, several also work at the store. The funds raised through the thrift store sales are used to pay the employees, building self-reliance and confidence. Part of Heartland’s mission states that they believe everyone has the ability to engage in meaningful work, the ability to learn, maintain skills, and grow, and that employment is the foundation for self-esteem and a tool to maximize independence. Anderson said, “I have the best employees in town—they make this place!”
The Second Time Around Thrift Store is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.