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Thriftique starts donation consignment program

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

Thriftique, 142 Indian Springs Drive in Sandwich, in the Indian Springs Shopping Center, is a unique antique and thrift shop that opened in August.

Soon after opening, a customer asked if they could donate items. When Thriftique owner Kevin Teckenbrock saw the quality of the items, he knew he could do something with the profit from those items to help the community. It was important to him that the money stayed local, and so the Donation Consignment was born.

Donated items are tagged, and a portion of the proceeds from sales of those items are donated to a local charity. The October charity of choice was Our Sharing Pantry, a Somonauk-based food pantry, which received a donation of $355.81 from the Donation Consignment. The food pantry then sent a tax receipt directly to the customer who originally donated the items.

One of Thriftique’s next charities of choice is sponsoring a local woman in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Thriftique is selling four Avon pink ribbon pin sets, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the Breast Cancer walk in addition to the percentage raised through the Donation Consignment.

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