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We Care to benefit from thrift stores generosity
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We Care is the beneficiary of a shop for a cause program that Mirandas Thrift Shop is hosting today. - photo by Journal file photo

The staff at We Care in Turlock is hoping people might be in need of some retail therapy today.

We Care is the beneficiary of a shop for a cause program that Miranda’s Thrift Shop is hosting. The store is donating 15 percent of the profits generated between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. today to We Care,

“It’s a great thing they are doing for us,” said Sandy Singh, the interim executive director at We Care.

Singh said We Care would more than likely use the donated funds to help extend the time frame the shelter remains open.

“We try to open the shelter for a longer period each year,” Singh said.

Partnering with local non-profits in the community is nothing new for Miranda’s Thrift Shop. The owner, Esteban Miranda, has been using his business to help others in the community since he opened the doors of his first shop in Merced in 2013. They’ve done previous donations for individuals in need and food banks in the community.

“I feel a huge joy when helping others through my business, because I was once in their position,” Miranda said in a previous interview with the Journal. “I hope to continue helping the communities that my stores are in, like my customers have helped me.”

Miranda’s Thrift Shop in Turlock has a wide collection of items up for resell, including clothing, electronics, household items and toys.

It was the store that first approached We Care about the shop for the cause event, which Singh said was a change of course.

“Usually it’s us calling and asking people for donations, so this was a nice change of pace,” Singh said. "This is the first time something like this has been done for us in awhile.”

The shop for a cause is only running today.

Miranda’s Thrift Shop is located at 1825 Countryside Dr. in Turlock.