Friday, December 24, 2010

Thrift Shopping in Wilton Manors, FL

Wilton Manors, Florida, known for being a gay mecca, with restaurants, bars and speciality stores. But Wilton Manors also has two extraordinary thrift stores.

Located on Wilton Drive at the Shoppes of Wilton Manors next to Georgie's Alibi is Poverello. This shop is dedicated to providing  "life-saving food and basic living essentials with the highest degree of understanding, and respect for individuals living with HIV/AIDS who are residents of Broward County".  Poverello currently serves 1400 people per month with food and nutritional items.
Homes in Florida are known for not having cellars, attics and large closets, so people are always making room in their houses and need a place to drop-off used books, clothing and furniture. People in the greater For Lauderdale area regularly donate items from their homes to this organization. When you walk into "Poverello's" you'll never know what you'll find.  However, you can always find treasure hunters, antique pickers and collectors foraging for that "special item". Its common to find a brand new hardcover, that someone just finished reading for sale for $1.00, or vintage 1960's dishes.

Another popular thrift store is Out of the Closet this non-profit organization is also located on Wilton Drive. This Organization provides HIV testing, and helps funds the prescriptions and medications for people with HIV. Located at the store is a non-profit pharmacy, on-site testing and other services.

Out of the Closet carries furniture, clothes, housewares and many specialty items. The store is well lit, and quite clean and inviting.

These organizations provide world class care to a deserving population in Florida.

So if your bored with sitting by the pool or beach while visiting south Florida, its well worth your time to check out these two worthwhile thrift shops located on the "Drive". Both shops are open seven days a week, and feature daily specialty items.

The Details:
Poverello Thrift Shop
2292 Wilton Drive ( Next to Georgie's Alibi)
Wilton Manors, FL 33305

Out of the Closet
2097 Wilton Drive
Wilton Manors, FL 33305
Telephone 954 358 5580