For Christmas I received $50 cash, so my plan was to visit some second-hand stores and see how far I could go with it. I shall call it my “50 Dollar Quest” mini-series and it will span into multiple posts until my money has been spent.

Inside Treasures of the Heart

Store #1: Treasures of the Heart, Conway, SC

When you visit this store on 16th Avenue in Conway, SC, you will most likely find more than just treasure, you will find a blessing. Treasures of the Heart is a store with many incoming donations and an encouraging purpose. All sales from the store benefit patient care for the local Mercy Care hospice, a non-profit organization. If you don’t already know, hospice includes a range of health and comfort care services for people with life-limiting illnesses. In most cases, these people have refused, or are otherwise ineligible for curative measures such as surgeries or advanced medical treatments.

Treasures of the Heart

The Treasures of the Heart store offers a good selection of clothing for women and men, as well as accessories, housewares, books, and furniture. Organization is accomplished by color, size and style – always very helpful. Pricing is probably the best I’ve seen in the area with shirts and sweaters for $3 each, denim for $4 each, purses for $2 each and dresses for $6. The book selection is immensely impressive and current, but the houseware selection seems cluttered and dated. However, I can only imagine how many people donate vases and coffee mugs.

The store’s purpose heavily outweighs most other stores that I have visited. Not only do you leave with a warm, fuzzy feeling for purchasing items, but the same feeling applies when you donate, knowing that the proceeds help patients in hospice care in the local area.

Shirts at Treasures of the Heart

For this visit, I purchased one medium size brown purse and a black shirt for a total of $5. Now I have $45 left.

On a side note, apparently, students from Coastal Carolina University visit this store often for costumes for their theatre productions. Such a great idea!

If you go: Treasures of the Heart, 1227 16th Avenue, Conway, SC – 843-488-0906. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10-5:30pm.

 

the author

Originally from Virginia, Jennifer C. Sellers is passionate about sustainability and conservation in South Carolina and throughout the world. She earned her BA in English from Coastal Carolina University and her MAS in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver. She is a university sustainability coordinator that implements programs and teaches people about going green and being sustainable. Follow her on Twitter @MyGreenGlasses

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