New store hopes to “Pass It On”
A new store will be opening in Hancock, just in time for Christmas.
Pass It On will be opening December 15 in the former Douglas Chevrolet Office at 109 West Main Street and open every Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Nancy Douglas, who will be running the store, said she is finally realizing a dream come true.
“In these times of cutting back and tightening our belts to meet today’s economic demands, I want to offer items to area folks who are in need,” she said.
The items she will be offering at the store will be things people would normally donate to charities.
She’s looking for people to donate household items, be it small appliances, household wares, small furniture, lamps, gently worn jackets, coats, children’s toys, CD’s, DVD’s, books, etc.
Items must be in good condition and discretion will be administered when accepting donated items.
Douglas said people are always cleaning out basements and attics and this is a way for people to “pass it on” to their fellow neighbor who could also put the items to good use.
Her focal point lies on the small picture and not the large one and wants to see her friends and folks in the surrounding communities benefit from the generosity of others.
Douglas said the store isn’t a business as there won’t be any money exchanged.
“I cannot put a price on material objects that have been a part of my household and given me enjoyment,” Douglas said.
Douglas said she has had people be skeptical to the whole scenario.
They’ve asked her how would it feel if people just took items from her store and turn around and sell it at a yard sale to make a profit.
Her reply was, “Once it leaves the shop, I have no control, but they are the ones who have to live with their conscience and the decisions they make.
If you are interested in donating items to Pass It On, Douglas asks you call her at 301-678-5640 or 301-331-1938. Items being donated may be delivered at 9 a.m. each Saturday.
There is plenty of parking in the Douglas Auto Body Shop area to unload the donations, Douglas said.
Each month, Douglas said, items remaining in the store will be given to a charity or you may pick them back up and donate to your favorite charity.
Douglas said she plans to have a pot of coffee going and some goodies to serve in hopes folks will also take a break from their busy schedule to sit, relax, breathe and share time with one another.
“I am very much looking forward to your interest in this project and stopping in for caring, coffee and conversation,” she said