The store is open four days a week for shopping – Monday and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Unfortunately, the hours are limited due to COVID-19 and a lack of volunteers.
“We just don’t have the manpower,” Laura Beth Snow, store manager. “We need more volunteers.”
If you would like to help at the store, call Good Neighbor today. Hours worked can go toward community service hours, if needed.
Masks are mandatory for shopping. When someone enters the store, they are offered a free mask, a pump of hand sanitizer and they are told what sales are currently going on.
“Everyday that the store is opened, I have something half-priced or a buy-one, get-one-free special,” Snow said.
Themed sales such as “Accessory Extravaganzas” are constantly changing so stay tuned to Facebook for the latest deals.
On top of the frequent sales, Good Neighbor offers 10% off to all military servicemen and woman.
Snow even posts a fun Facebook Live video every Saturday morning showcasing the hot deals and featuring some bargain items.
Any time the thrift store is open, the volunteers are accepting donations on the side door of the building. Good Neighbor has a finite amount of space, so furniture is accepted as space allows.
Anything that Good Neighbor can’t keep, they hand off to Helping Hands so everything goes to use.
The inventory is transitioning from winter into spring. Snow said that going into March, her team hopes to bring out the Easter stock.
Good Neighbor also carries a lot of vintage items at their store. Antique stores can find their inventory here at a low price and resell at a fair price at their shops.
“They make money and so do we,” Snow said.
We Care Ministries food pantry, located in the back of the store, provides food and essentials to families in need and assists locals with paying their essential bills.
“We feed people – that’s what we do,” Snow said.
The food bank provides food to those in need in the hopes that those people can take their minds off where their next meal is coming from and focus on other aspects of life that will help lead them to getting back on their feet.
Food should not have to be optional when rent or bills are due, she said.
Food donations are always welcome. Please check expiration dates before donating. Right now, the food pantry needs chicken and beef broth, cream soup, paper products and hygiene products.
We Care is available by phone at 850-939-1005 for assistance with utility bills, rent and food. The pantry is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
“Call and leave a message; the call will get returned. If you need food, we’ll feed you,” Snow said.
Good Neighbor Thrift Store
9025 Navarre Parkway
Monday & Saturday: Noon to 4 p.m.
Wednesday & Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.