Organization Opens Doors to new Community Thrift Store for Southwest Florida. Save 25% at the Grand Opening Weekend July 7 through 9

FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 16, 2011) – Shell Point Retirement Community, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving seniors in Southwest Florida, will soon have a new venture when the doors open to Community Thrift Store in South Ft. Myers. The Grand Opening Weekend will take place on Thursday, July 7 through Saturday, July 9 at the new store located at 15501-3 Old McGregor Road next to Planet Fitness in Miner’s Plaza (the old Kiwanis Thrift Store location) on the corner of McGregor Boulevard and Gladiolus Drive.Individuals looking for a good bargain will have the opportunity to donate and shop at the area’s newest thrift store during the hours of operation; Tuesday through Saturday from 9am to 4pm. Plus, all shoppers will receive 25% off ALL purchases during the first three days of operation. The store will be overseen by seasoned thrift store professional Debbie Zeis, Community Thrift Store manager, and approximately 100 volunteers.

“As a not-for-profit, we are very excited to be stepping into this new area of business to support our mission and ministry and are looking forward to forming new and strong bonds with the surrounding community,” said Dawn Boren, director of resident life at Shell Point. “At Shell Point, residents are very happy to have this new option for donating excess items that can be used to benefit others.”

The store will carry a wide array of items for all shoppers, including furniture, home d├ęcor, household goods, CDs, books, games, adult and children’s clothing, jewelry, and more. Plus, this store will also offer items that are not typically found in resell stores such as building supplies, construction materials, appliances, and fixtures. When an individual or an organization donates items to the store, they will receive a tax deductible receipt. Proceeds from the store will be used to help provide necessary services to meet the needs of seniors in our area.

Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point has received national accreditation from CARF-CCAC, and is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry. The community offers retirement living in a resort-style environment with an 18-hole championship golf course which is open to the public, as well as recreational/fitness facilities and deep water boating access for its residents. To learn more about Shell Point, visit us at or call 1-800-780-1131.

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