These thrift stores benefit charitable organizations in Hernando County:
Daystar Life Center: 7120 Hope Hill Road (off Truck Bypass 50, behind St. Anthony Catholic Church), Brooksville. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Fridays. Yard sales are from 8:30 a.m. to noon Fridays and Saturdays. Volunteers and donations are needed, including clothing, furniture, household items, paper products, diapers and working appliances, as well as monetary donations. 799-5930.
Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store: 19450 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville (Brooksville Square Shopping Center). Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Old cell phones and printer cartridges are needed. To volunteer or to donate large items for pickup, call 754-1255.
Jericho Road Thrift Stores: 16479 Wiscon Road and 15319 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Both shops are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. There are special sales every day. All proceeds benefit the Jericho Road Ministries men's shelter and Mary's House women's shelter. Donations and volunteers are appreciated. Large items can be picked up. 797-9009.
Karen's Kit'n Kaboodle (St. Andrew's Thrift Shop): 2301 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. Open 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. The shop has regular "surprise special sales." Donations and volunteers appreciated. Call to schedule a large item pickup. 686-1114.
River of Life Thrift Store: 18620 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. 428-7506.
SPCA Thrift Shop: 9075 Grant St. (Sunshine Grove Road to Taylor Street to Grant), west of Brooksville. Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. All proceeds benefit animals at the no-kill shelter. Housewares, books, games, toys and clothing available; clothing is $5 a bag. All donations welcome (no large furniture or appliances) and can be dropped off Thursdays and Fridays. 592-4709 or 596-7000.
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store: 1291 Kass Circle, Spring Hill. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Donations may be dropped off during business hours. 688-3331.