Poland Store’s Sales to Benefit Potential Development

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A Poland resale store has selected Potential Development as its charity of choice for November.

Thrift & Thrive at the Farm, 3279 E. Western Reserve Road, Poland, sells new and used donated goods. The store chooses a charity each month to receive a portion of its proceeds.

“Giving back is at the very heart of Thrift & Thrive,” said Jody Cercone, director of operations. “We welcome the community to donate their gently used items, and likewise shop for new treasures. We are also proud to support many charitable organizations like Potential Development throughout the year with a portion of our proceeds.”

Crissi Jenkins, Potential Development chief growth officer, said the school is thankful Thrift & Thrive chose it.

“Potential Development is grateful for the many partnerships we have nurtured throughout the community,” she said. “During November, and as we approach Giving Tuesday on Nov. 28, we recognize the importance of collaboration and are appreciative of this kind gesture from Thrift & Thrive.”  

She noted that the Potential Development food pantry would benefit from Thrift & Thrive’s support.

Thrift & Thrive accepts donations from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday and is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Potential Development is a school for children with autism. It provides children with a safe, structured educational environment with supportive services that give students the necessary skills and independence to lead a productive life.

Pictured at top: Jody Cercone, director of operations at Thrift & Thrive, shows the Potential Development display at the store.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.