MANARC Thrift Store Continues to Accept Drop-off Donations During the William St. Construction March 9th Through the 16th

(FREDERICKSBURG, VA)- MANARC, Borne the Battle, a non-profit organization and thrift store established to support veterans in the Greater Fredericksburg region, located on 107 William St. will continue accepting drop-off donations during the William St. construction project.  The city plans to close – the 100 block of William St. to replace sewage lines from March 9th through the 16th.

Deborah Franks, CEO and founder of MANARC has met with the city and has come up with a plan to continue accepting donations from the community. “The best option is to park on Sophia Street on the side of Kickshaw’s grocery store and to park on the left and walk it up the sidewalk. The City will be designating this area as a temporary loading zone during the sewer work.  They can also park on Caroline Street if there is a spot,” said Franks.

MANARC thrift store will have two volunteers present to help community members with their drop-off donations during the road closure.  “We will use a hand truck to bring in furniture from Sophia Street or from the corner of Caroline Street,” said Franks.

MANARC thrift store encourages the community to get a head start on their spring cleaning and to donate unwanted items to help support local veterans in the community. “The thrift store is in need of small kitchen sets, love seats, chairs and accent pieces,” said Franks.

MANARC has received their 501( C ) 3 nonprofit status with the Internal Revenue Service and can provide a receipt for items and funds donated.

MANARC Thrift Store, 107 William Street, Fredericksburg VA
MANARC Thrift Store, 107 William Street, Fredericksburg VA

ABOUT MANARC- BORNE THE BATTLE
MANARC, Borne the Battle has been established as a 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 2014 with a mission to support Veterans. MANARC’s thrift store is located on 107 William Street. Store hours are Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m, Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations are accepted all hours of operation. For more information on MANARC, visit http://www.manarcgives.org and follow their Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/manarcthriftstore

Questions or comments about the sewer project may be directed to Marty Schlesinger, Assistant Director of Public Works, mschlesinger@fredericksburgva.gov or 540.372.1023.

MANARC CONTACT:
Deborah Franks
manarc2014@gmail.com
540.371.1643

MEDIA CONTACT:
Myandi Peterson
Randallpr@hotmail.com
540.872.8350

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14th Annual Holiday Benefit Concert for the Fredericksburg SPCA December 26th

(FREDERICKSBURG, VA) The 14th Annual Holiday Benefit Concert for the Fredericksburg SPCA will take place on Friday, December 26th at The Old Silk Mill on Princess Anne Street in Downtown Fredericksburg. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the concert will begin at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices are $30 and $75 for the VIP Experience. VIP tickets include hot toddies and delicious finger foods. The event will be catered by the highly acclaimed local eatery, Foode, whose co-owner and chef, Joy Crump, recently returned from a stint on Bravo’s hit cooking show, “Top Chef”! All profits will go to benefit the Fredericksburg SPCA. To purchase tickets visit, http://kellerwilliams.net/shows

Keller is a hometown hero and is a big animal lover and adoption advocate and has supported the Regional Fredericksburg for several years. For more information on this event, visit, http://kellerwilliams.net/home

The Fredericksburg Regional SPCA
The Fredericksburg Regional SPCA

ABOUT THE REGIONAL FREDERICKSBURG SPCA
The Fredericksburg Regional SPCA is a non-profit, No-Kill humane organization dedicated to the principle that every life is unique and worthy of protection. As a local leader in humane care and education, the Fredericksburg SPCA’s mission is to tackle the problem of pet overpopulation through education, adoption, rehabilitation and spay/neuter. The organization saves the lives of many homeless animals each year and cares for approximately 400 cats and dogs daily. The Fredericksburg SPCA is not affiliated with any other animal welfare organization, they are a independent No-Kill shelter that must raise 100% of our annual budget. For more information visit, http://www.fburgspca.org

CONTACT
Debra Joseph
The Fredericksburg Regional SPCA
debraspca@verizon.net
540.898.1500

MEDIA CONTACT
Myandi Peterson
Peterson Randall Public Relations
Randallpr@hotmail.com
540.872.8350

MANARC Embraces the Season of Giving by Offering Active Duty Military & Veterans a 20 Percent Off Discount

(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

MANARC, Born The Battle
MANARC, Born The Battle
MANARC Thrift Store, 1108 Caroline Street
MANARC Thrift Store, 1108 Caroline Street
Deborah Franks, CEO and Founder of MANARC
Deborah Franks, CEO and Founder of MANARC
Stella, MANARC's Store Dog
Stella, MANARC’s Store Dog

CONTACT
Deborah Franks
manarc2014@gmail.com
540.371.1643

MEDIA CONTACT
Myandi Peterson
Randallpr@hotmail.com
540.872.8350