Humane Society opens Christmas shop in Fort Mill

November 17, 2012 

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dwalker@fortmilltimes.com

The Human Society of York County is selling a wide variety of decorations and gifts for the holiday season at its annual Holiday Shop, located at 725 Stockbridge Commons (near Fort Mill BBQ) in Fort Mill.

The space for the shop was donated by the Stockbridge Commons property managers for the holiday months, and most of the items for sale are donated, including many handmade crafts from local contributors. Elaine Siegel and several other volunteers organized the store, as well as the society’s PAWSibilities Thrift Shop at 2144 Carolina Place in Fort Mill.

Though PAWSibilities has been around for years, the Christmas store began three years ago and is now an annual fundraising vehicle for the HSYC.

“We had so many Christmas donations that three years ago, we decided we needed to find a separate site,” Siegel said. “We take all the donations, sometimes we make things out of it, but our volunteers put it all together.”

Volunteers organize and work the store on weekends each year. It will remain opened until Dec. 31.

“We really have such a variety of gifts and decorations for anyone who needs to do some holiday shopping,” volunteer Bonnie Fuchs said.

Siegel and the other volunteers have already been encouraged by the shop’s opening weekend success.

“Hopefully we can make enough money to lease the space and grow a little more,” said volunteer Larry Morahan.

The Humane Society would like to encourage everyone to do some seasonal shopping at both store locations.

All proceeds from the store will benefit homeless animals in the township area.

Want to go?

The Humane Society will be selling trees, wreaths, decorations, ornaments and gifts at the shop located at 725 Stockbridge Commons on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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