We made it to the news!
Well I must admit, this Friday the 13th turned out much better than the last! We were contacted by WICU Channel 12 News about a piece for their 11pm news program. Deedee Sun came out to our shop and interviewed my mom and I about our donations to the A.N.N.A. Shelter. We were able to showcase our shop being in business almost one year as well as our continuous support to the shelter! Our one year anniversary is quickly approaching and for the last six months we have been a donation location for them. We have made two large donations thus far and are so very happy to be able to do so! Mom and I love animals and will continue to be a drop off location as long as there is a need.
Here is the write up from WICU:
The doors at the “Finder’s Keepers” consignment shop at 1651 W. 26th Street have been open for almost a year.
This whole time, they’ve made it a priority to give back to the community. One organization they try their best to help: the Anna Shelter.
“It’s very, very exciting,” said Jennifer Crandall, who owns the shop with her mom, Kathy Foley. “It’s come very quickly,” Crandall said, talking about the shop’s upcoming one-year anniversary on April 12th.
The mother-daughter team sells a little bit of everything, from jewelry and collectibles, to books and instruments.
“You never know what’s going to come through the door, so that’s the best part,” Crandall said.
As a small business that’s made it through the first year challenges, Finders Keepers tries their best to give back to the community.
Last weekend, they made a big donation to the Anna Shelter.
“We ended up taking a whole entire car full of things down there, and they were very appreciative of it. We’re always collecting, so any time anyone wants to drop stuff off and can’t get down to the Anna Shelter, they’re more than welcome to bring it here and we’ll drop it off for them,” Crandall said.
Finders Keepers has a large collection box for items donated, and a small jug for monetary donations, both located front and center in the store.
Employees at the Anna Shelter ay their mission of finding needy and neglected animals a home, wouldn’t be possible without the community’s support – such as from businesses like Finders Keepers.
“Most everything that we use, we really rely on the community, so it helps us greatly there,” said Eric Duckett, an employee at the shelter. “To make the dogs more comfortable, the cats more comfortable while they’re here because it’s kind of a stressful environment. So it helps out a lot,” he said.
With spring also bringing puppy and kitten season, the Anna Shelter says they need all the help they can get.
And Finders Keepers is more than glad to pitch in.
“We always are taking donations and things for the Anna Shelter,” Crandall said. “Pretty much anything we know that they can use, will go to them first,” she said.
For those who would like to donate straight to the shelter, it’s located at 1555 E. 10th Street.
Items they need include cleaning supplies, blankets, pet food, toys, or any monetary donations.