Have you updated your spring wardrobe yet? We have pants of all colors and sizes ready for you to shop, and, this week, our women’s regular pants are 50% off. It’s a beautiful day to get something new for yourself.
He is risen! May you have a blessed Easter with family celebrating Jesus’s victory.
In observance of Good Friday, we will be closing at 1:00pm today. Thank you for understanding!
Recently, 10 seniors from Grand Rapids Christian High School joined us at New 2 You for their Senior Service Day. Senior Service Day has been an ongoing tradition for years. While the freshmen, sophomores, and juniors take standardized tests, the seniors take a day away from school and volunteer their time to give a helping hand.
We were so delighted to serve alongside these seniors at New 2 You and are very proud of the other GRCHS seniors that served at different locations in the community, such as the Inner City Christian Federation, In The Image, Mt. Mercy, Degage, and more.
Thank you to our seniors!
Meet Ruth! Ruth is one of our beloved volunteers who has been serving since 2004. She consistently manages volunteers, oversees the clothing operations, sorts and prices incoming housewares, and heads our Vintage and Collectibles department. Ruth grew up in Germany, moved to the United States after she graduated high school, and worked as a Human Resources manager for three different German companies.
Ruth was one of our first New 2 You volunteers and was working even before our doors opened. She never considered herself a thrift shopper, but she was excited about the opportunity to serve the Grand Rapids Christian Schools with her management experience when the opportunity to volunteer arose. At that time almost 20 years ago, Ruth knew almost nothing about vintage items and how to determine their value. However, years of searching the web and watching Antiques Roadshow have proven very helpful. She now loves working in the department and prioritizes honoring donations by selling them at a fair price. “It’s always a puzzle trying to figure out the value,” she commented. She thrives with the challenge and research that the Vintage and Collectibles department requires as the value of vintage items fluctuate while consumer interests change.
When asked why a person should donate and shop at New 2 You, she responded by emphasizing the value of supporting local families. While many thrift shops have become chains, New 2 You is locally connected to the Grand Rapids Christian Schools. The donations and revenue stay in Grand Rapids. When asked what donations her department and customers get most excited about, vintage furniture and lamps were at the top of her list. Dishes, such as vintage Fiestaware, are also very appreciated, but she noted that these can often be hit-or-miss depending on if they’re able to go in the dishwasher.
Ruth is constantly inspired by the family-like community at New 2 You, and the people are the main reason why she loves to volunteer. “The community, the fellowship, and the friendship are ultimately the reward.” In addition to loving the community, she sees each volunteer and their support to be invaluable for the store. Their dedication does not go unnoticed by Ruth. “It’s a very unique place,” she said as she reflected on the many friendships she’s made over her years volunteering.
We’re so thankful for Ruth, her leadership, her love for volunteers, and the quality work that she brings into everything that she does!
Staying in Grand Rapids for spring break? Sometimes “staycations” can be just as good as travel, but only when you know how to enjoy them.
We invite you to come and enjoy your break at New 2 You with a Spring clothes shopping spree! We have hundreds of beautiful clothing items, potentially including your next Easter dress.
Our spring clothing is HERE, and, this spring, we have our largest collection yet of men’s, women’s, and children’s clothes!
Spring jackets, loose sandals, and summer dresses—we have it all!
If we know one thing about Michigan weather, it’s that it’s unpredictable. In the case of another snow day, it may not be a bad idea to stock up on books this week at New 2 You while Books & Media are 50% off.
Our Spring clothing is almost here! This year, we have our largest collection yet of men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, and we can’t wait to see what you find!
Our Spring collection will be available beginning this Wednesday, March 22. Even though the weather may be a little snowy now, it won’t be too long until you can begin wearing your new shorts and spring dresses.
This is the sale you’ve been waiting for! March 17-20, all winter clothes are $1.00! The doors open at 10:00—come as soon as you can for the best selection!
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