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Gleaners take steps to give thrift store dramatic facelift


May 30, 2018

GLEANERS Executive Director Lisa Pye stands in front of shelves in the thrift store, which has been cleaned up and reorganized.

Sweet Home Gleaners' thrift store is getting an interior facelift, among other changes the organization has been implementing in recent months.

The Gleaners have been busy putting numerous donations to work and improving their building.

"We've done a lot of cleaning, a lot of changes," said Executive Director Lisa Pye. "We're being very picky on our donations. If we can't sell it, we're not taking it."

The nonprofit group, which provides to low-income members food gleaned from farms, purchased from the Food Bank and donated by grocers, has dramatically altered the interior appearance of t...

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