The Community Thrift Store Celebrates One Year Anniversary!

FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 22, 2012) –

Shell Point Retirement Community, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving seniors in Southwest Florida, opened a new venture in Southwest Florida one year ago, the Community Thrift Store. The first year of operation was so successful, that in the spring, The Community Thrift Store had to expand into a larger space located right next door! The newly expanded space is located in the same shopping center at 15501-2 Old McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers, next to Planet Fitness in the Iona area of South Ft Myers. Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9am – 4pm.

The larger space allowed the store the opportunity to grow its inventory of popular items such as furniture, artwork, house wares, children’s clothing/toys, music, and linens. The store carries a wide array of items for all shoppers, including furniture, home décor, household goods, CDs, books, games, adult and children’s clothing, jewelry, and more. Plus, this store offers 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 receive a tax deductible receipt.

“This first year has been amazing, and we are pleased that the residents of Ft. Myers have been so supportive of our thrift store,” said Patty Cox, store manager. “Shoppers love the friendly staff, which is comprised of more than 100 volunteers, and they really appreciate how clean and organized the store is along with the quality of items and fair prices.”

Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, 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, deep water boating access, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point, visit us at or call 1-800-780-1131


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