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Robin’s Home Thrift Store hosts raffle for grand opening

Karen Dunn, left, a member of the Robin's Home Board of Directors, sells a raffle ticket to Logan Donahve Friday night during the grand opening of Robin's Home Thrift Store and Donation Center on South Main Street. Shane Potter/Butler Eagle

The Robin's Home Thrift Store and Donation Center welcomed in community members for the store’s grand opening event Friday at 221 S. Main St.

Although the store has been open since this past Veterans Day, the grand opening event formally announced the opening and offered a raffle to fund projects at Robin’s Home, where community members could win gift cards to various businesses on Main Street.

“The money we raise on the raffles will go into a fund where we can provide cellphones for our residents,” Mary Chitwood, Robin’s Home founder and director said. “Also when people successfully complete the program those who are need of more technology support we will provide laptops because a lot of the things they need to do is online.”

Robin’s Home has been open for three and a half years, according to Chitwood, and is designed to provide a full continuum of care for homeless, unstably housed and low income female veterans and their children.

“I think it’s a great opportunity for women veterans who are struggling and currently homeless,” Chitwood said. “They can be in the program for up to two years because it can be really intensive to help get them back on their feet.”

Cheryl Warner, store manager and former resident at Robin’s Home has been working endlessly to try to get the store ready for the holiday season.

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