Thrifting your Halloween costume can help local charities


DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – Thrift stores are popular spots during the holiday season and buying second hand can save money and help others throughout the QCA.

“You’re helping the veterans and that is, it’s locally here,” said Joann Brase, store manager at DAV Thrift Store.

The Davenport consignment shop is filled with a variety of costumes, and has plenty of vintage clothing for creative Halloween ideas. Brase said you can get things for a good price and each purchase goes towards disabled veterans in the Quad Cities Area.

“This store covers eleven counties of Illinois and all of Eastern Iowa with our van service,” Brase said.

Halloween is the start of more business for the thrift shop.

“The fall, the winter, that is our peak time when we me make the most money for the Disabled American Veterans,” Brase said.

She said it is not just costumes, people are looking for.

“We have decorations, we have pottery, we have all kinds of things here,” Brase said. “You name it, we got it.”

Brase said the holiday season is also an important time for generating new customers.

“We have a lot of new people coming in now so there are a lot of people just discovering the store.”

She hopes the low prices, and generous cause, keeps people coming back.

“It helps not only the veterans, but it also helps the community as a whole, you know, because you got people low income families can come in here,” Brase said.

Other shops in the QCA that help people right here include: Winnie’s Wishes Resale, Cinderella’s Cellar, Good Things NOW and the Salvation Army.

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