Used Clothing Center donates more than $12,000

The Princeton Used Clothing Center made 31 donations, totaling $12,410, during its fiscal year that ended Aug. 31, 2012.

The clothing center donates annually. Its largest donation, in 2012, was $2,000 to the Princeton food shelf, followed by $1,000 each to the Princeton July 4 fireworks and the Mille Lacs County Historical Society.

The clothing center is run by volunteers and governed by a board of directors, with Leone Davis the current chairperson.

Besides announcing its annual donations during its Sept. 5 banquet, the board honored Bonnie Anderson as the clothing center’s volunteer of the year. The clothing center has about 75 volunteers and they vote on volunteer of the year.

The clothing center also made $500 donations to each of the following: Princeton United Fund, Princeton High School (PHS) planners, Friends of the Library, Recycled Wardrobe, Princeton Special Olympics, hospice, Ronald McDonald House, Mille Lacs County Developmental Achievement Center in Princeton, civic center roof repair, and Princeton Police Department books for South Elementary.

Other donations went to the Christmas lighting program, Mille Lacs public transit, Princeton city flower project, Rum River Life Choices, local all-night senior class party, the senior dining centers in Princeton, Zimmerman, and Milaca, Mille Lacs Sheriff’s Department educational materials, Princeton Reading is Fundamental program, Kinship Youth Mentoring, wrestling and music booster groups at PHS, splash park, Princeton Girl Scouts, Relay for Life American Cancer Society fundraiser, and memorial for Bea Nichols, a past volunteer at the clothing center.

The clothing center is located in the south mall and is open to the public. Hours are Monday, noon-4 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Saturdays  from 9 a.m.-noon. The exceptions are twice a year (spring and fall) when the workers, all volunteers, change the store clothing to reflect a new season.

Princeton Used Clothing Center will be closed from noon on Saturday, Sept. 15, until noon on Monday, Sept. 24 for the clothing changeover.

Besides selling clothing at low prices, the clothing center also sells a variety of other used items, including decorative types, some books, video tapes, DVDs and CDs.