(FREDERICKSBURG, VA) MANARC, Downtown Fredericksburg thrift store is offering active duty military and veterans a 20 percent discount off their total purchase starting black Friday through the end of December. To receive the discount, patrons need to provide their military ID or DD 214. The non-profit organization plans to donate a portion of December store sales to Veterans Moving Forward.
Veterans Moving Forward provide service dogs and canine therapy services to veterans with physical and mental health challenges at no cost to the veteran. The vision of the organization is to make a meaningful difference in the lives of veterans and to increase their safety and independence within their homes and communities. For more information, visit http://www.vetsfwd.org
MANARC, Borne the Battle has been established as premier a non-profit organization operating on donations with the express purpose of providing funding to local established Veterans organizations to improve the level of Veterans support. MANARC stands for Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force, Reserve and Coast Guard. MANARC thrift store opened it’s doors in September of this year with a mission to support Veterans.
The organization has already made their first donation to one of their partners, VFW Post 3103, a local Fredericksburg branch of Veterans of Foreign Wars. The Virginia Veterans of Foreign Wars has a rich tradition of serving veterans, military families and their local communities. For more information, visit http://myvfw.org/va/post3103/
Founder and CEO of MANARC, Deborah Franks left her corporate position after 8 years as the Director of an in home non medical care company in May of 2014. “This is truly a calling to change your life style and go to work every day knowing that you are making a difference.” said Franks.
Frank says the donations come in daily. “We get so many clothes that we sell shirts, pants and sweaters for $1 each. I personally clean all the clothes before they are sold. Hopefully, I will be able to partner with a dry cleaner or laundry service to do this for me. We are in need of small furniture pieces, which sell very fast.”
Franks shared that they currently have a store puppy named Stella “She is an 11 month old black pug who thinks all customers should wait on her.”
MANARC’s thrift store is located on 1108 Caroline St. in the heart of Downtown Fredericksburg. Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the first Friday of each month open till 8 p.m. Donations are accepted all hours of operation. For more information on MANARC , visit http://www.manarcgives.org