Somebody’s Attic: ‘Secondhand store with a first-rate cause’

SMITHFIELD—Somebody’s Attic thrift store provides a glimpse into a community that loves to give. The merchandise is all donated, the employees are all volunteers and all of the profit goes to benefit local charities like Community Abuse Prevention Services Agency (CAPSA).

“A secondhand store with a first-rate cause” — the store’s motto — clearly states the goal of the business. Run by a board of directors, the sister store in Logan started in 1985 and provides yearly funding to organizations. Since 1987 over $250,000 has been given back to the community.

Suzette Prom, Smithfield store manager, says that volunteers give three hours a week.

Volunteer Anya Gibbons says, “I think it is a great store where you can buy decent clothing at a ridiculously cheap price and it all goes to CAPSA, so it is a great cause, too.”

Prom says that the Logan store gets far more attention and coverage. “I definitely won’t say we get enough,” says Prom. “Winters are especially difficult probably because of the weather.”

Nevertheless, customers continue to support and donate.

“After I started shopping there I have a hard time shopping anywhere else,” said Gibbons. “I could buy four or fi shirts for the price of one at JCPenney.”

The Smithfield store is located at 3 South Main and accepts donations from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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