2nd Time Around consignment store gets a new purpose
Owner of 2nd Time Around, a thrift and consignment store in Rapid City is turning over the keys to a local non profit organization.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The current owner of 2nd Time Around, Roberta Hamlet, along with her mother Arlys, opened the store years ago.
The business has been family owned and operated since 1976.
After all these years, they are now donating the business to a trafficking survivor led ministry in Rapid City, Treasured Lives.
Roberta Hamlet, Owner of 2nd Time Consignment, says this donation is a way to pay it forward, “Well the community has been very good to us and to the store and I felt the need to give back somehow and when I heard about Treasured Lives it just touched my heart. It just warms my heart that it is going to such a great organization so it makes leaving easier.”
The new owner, Kelly Patterson (under Treasured Lives), says there will be no changes with consignor contracts, drop days, store hours or even the phone number.
One change will be to the name, which will now go by 2nd Time Treasures.
Treasured Lives already has several new consignors lined up and storing items. They will be taking donations as well.
Kelly Patterson, the Executive Director & CEO of Treasured Lives, says about the organization, “So we are very survivors focused…I am a survivor of sex trafficking and so is our Director, Gina Dvorak, so our goal is to do everything we can to help them to not just get free but stay free.”
The store will be closed the month of January to revamp the place but will reopen January 31.
Patterson adds that the extra income will be very beneficial, “So the income that we can derive from this can go to help us on a daily basis with these needs and we are always looking for donors and income and this is one we can count on monthly and that is going to help us a lot.”