Home for the Holidays
For the fifth time, Prime Time House will open its pop-up Home for the Holidays shop, one of its major fundraisers for the organization, which provides support services for the mentally ill. This year, Litchfield’s misfortune in losing Murphy’s Pharmacy at 59 West Street to competition from larger drug store chains is Prime Time’s gain as the empty building has been made available for its use.
“The store has all of these beautiful built-in shelves,” said Prime Time board member Nancy Rogers. “We have filled them with all these treasures and it looks fabulous.”
Rogers said the shop will open Friday, November 15th, from 4-7PM for a Sip and Shop event. After that, shop hours will be Wednesday through Saturday, 10AM-6PM and Sundays, 11AM-3PM. The shop’s final day will be December 29th.
“Everything in the store has been donated and consists of really gently used home goods and decorative items of wonderful quality,” said Rogers, adding that the shop will be staffed by some 35 volunteers.
Because the pharmacy is a small space, Rogers said donations are being received at the now-closed Methodist Church nearby. “Because our space is so small and we sell so much so quickly, the Methodist Church is letting us stage it there,” Rogers said. “The pews are filled, but we will accept more items the whole time we are open. We can’t take as many big items because of space, but we will take people to the church to show them the one or two big items we have.”
To arrange for donation, call Rogers at 860-690-8759 or Kathi Weinstein, 860-438-8964.
Rogers said the pop-up store benefits Prime Time House in two ways. “It raises money for our programs and it raises our visibility,” she said. “People get to know about Prime Time House and how we help with mental illness.”