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Mission Store continues mission to serve community organizations

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Board members at the Mission Store in Alliance have been on a mission for several years providing clothing, household goods and furniture to low-income people.
Several items the store offers sell for fifty cents or a dollar.

Money collected from sales is given to non-profit organizations in the form of grants each year.

This year, $60,482.50 was distributed to about 15 groups including Keep Alliance Beautiful and the youth program Cat Shack in Hemingford.

Board member Cheryl Harris says the board gives priority to programs that help youth in the community.

She says she enjoys the satisfaction of helping her community.
"It helps other people, some really good things come from this, so it's a blessing to be able to do it." Said Harris.

Harris recalled a little girl visiting the store with her grandmother one day. The girl wanted a pair of rollerskates that sold for one dollar. When her grandmother went into the car to get a dollar, someone in the store volunteered to buy the skates for the girl. Harris says many times kind acts such as this happens all the time.

The first mission store mini-grant awards started in 2008. Back then the board collected a total of $820.

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