National Thrift Store Day: CHKD Thrift Stores see more donations during pandemic

Posted at 6:22 AM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 07:16:41-04

NORFOLK, Va. - Monday only, wear your granddad's clothes for a little less cash.

August 17 is National Thrift Store Day and CHKD Thrift Stores are celebrating by marking everything 25 percent off.

Joy Litton, District Manager for CHKD Thrift Stores, tells News 3 it comes at a time when business is on the rise despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

“People are still coming into our store shopping. The numbers drop on certain days because you have people that don’t want to go out into the world. Then again, those that are out shopping want to come in because we have a variety," she said.

Like many other businesses, CHKD Thrift Stores closed in March due to the pandemic. They reopened in May to a lot of donations, Litton says.

She attributes the rise in donated items to people cleaning out their houses while social distancing at home and fewer yard sales.

CHKD Thrift Stores have more than 20 locations stretching from Richmond to the Outer Banks and sales provide around $2 million yearly to Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters.