What’s Up in the Attic June 12, 2021

ANGELS BOUTIQUE HAS SOME SPECIAL VINTAGE CHAIRS

The Angels Boutique has received these two donated chairs which are special. Come take a look! Usually, furniture is routed to the Angels Furniture Store, but these two were of unusual quality. The Angels Boutique is accessed by a separate door next to the Angels in the Attic Store.

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What’s Up in the Attic June 2, 2021

ANGELS DONATION CENTER IN FLOYD MUST PAUSE ACCEPTING CLOTHING DONATIONS FOR AWHILE. SORRY.

All other items can be accepted at the Angels Donation Center on Needmore Lane in Floyd.

The clothing donations which must be paused includes those for men, women, and children.

The reason for this pause is a severe lack of volunteers at the Donation Center, which has resulted in a huge stack of clothing backed up waiting to be sorted. Clothing takes way more sorting time than any other donations, so it consumes the most volunteer time of the helpers at the Donation Center. Sorting furniture, pottery, lamps, tools, and everything else takes much less time so those can continue to be handled by the current volunteer staff.

Volunteers are welcome if they can show up as little as 2 hours per week. Or only part of one day per week. Or even on days that may vary from week to week. Or on one day per month. We are flexible. This severe lack of volunteers is mainly caused by all the disruptions of the pandemic, and the current disruptions in Floyd County as it is slowly coming out of the epidemic. This would be a great opportunity for young people now out of school to participate in community service!

If you would like to volunteer, you can do one of these things: 1. Stop by the Angels Donation Center on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Fridays between 9AM and 2PM. Please knock on the door and be patient to get the attention of the volunteers. 2. Email Angels at  angelsfloydinfo@gmail.com or 3. Stop by the Angels in the Attic Store in downtown Floyd and ask for the manager, or 4. Use Messenger on Angels Facebook Page.

The sole location for dropping off donations of all kinds, and for the Angels Furniture Store, is 112 Needmore Lane, Floyd, VA, which is located on the corner of Route 8 and Needmore Lane next door to the Harvest Moon Food Store. Donations can be dropped off 24 hours a day, every day. Most donations can be placed inside the minibarn storage building in the paved upper driveway. If left outside, the weather is most likely to damage them. Furniture donations can be placed on the concrete pad (under the overhang of the large building) located at the end of the lower gravel driveway which is just below the house, but it is preferred you do so during open hours of the Furniture Store on Fridays and Saturdays 9AM-2PM. By the way, the locations of the Stores in the town of Floyd are not set up to handle donations.

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What’s Up in the Attic June 1, 2021

SIDEWALK SALE AT ANGELS BOUTIQUE WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY JUNE 5 FROM 10AM-2PM

Prices will be reduced on many items. Jewelry, Art, Pottery, Glass, Clothing, Unique Lamps, Figurines, Antiques, and more.

The Angels Boutique carries the selections of the very best donated items from individuals and estates.

The Angels Boutique is accessed via a 2nd outside door of the same building as the Angels in the Attic Store, and has the open hours of Fridays 10AM-6PM and Saturdays 10AM-2PM

You can find the Angels Boutique, and the Angels in the Attic Store, at 210 South Locust Street in Floyd VA. This address is located in the first block south of the traffic signal at the intersection of Routes 221 and 8 in downtown Floyd next door to the world famous Floyd Country Store.

Tourists and Visitors are welcome. The photo below is from a prior year.

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What’s Up in the Attic May 29, 2021

ANGELS BOUTIQUE HAS A BUNCH OF UNIQUE AND INTERESTING STUFF

Take your out of town visitors to the Angels Boutique to impress them with the many interesting items of memorabilia, jewelry, special clothing, pottery, glassware, and lots more. Let them know that Angels in the Attic is a nonprofit and that the sale of these donated items is money that goes back into the community’s charitable organizations.

In addition to the overview photo below, take a close look at the Flute, and the Godinger fruit basket.

The Angels Boutique is accessed via a 2nd outside door of the same building as the Attic, and has the open hours of Fridays 10AM-6PM and Saturdays 10AM-2PM

You can find the Angels Boutique, and the Angels in the Attic Store, at 210 South Locust Street in Floyd VA. This address is located in the first block south of the traffic signal at the intersection of Routes 221 and 8 in downtown Floyd next door to the world famous Floyd Country Store.

Tourists and Visitors are welcomed.

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What’s Up in the Attic May 6, 2021

NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR ONE SPECIFIC TASK AT ANGELS IN THE ATTIC STORE – TO UNLOAD THE VAN – TAKES ABOUT AN HOUR

A camper van shuttles merchandise from the Angels Donation Center to the Angels in the Attic Store, for restocking the racks and shelves. The van is loaded in stages, but the van must be totally emptied all at once, at the Angels in the Attic Store. The van contents are unloaded and moved a few feet into the rear of the store building. That is all there is to it. You would not need to volunteer for anything else.
The van unloading would occur approximately 1:00 PM in the afternoon on Fridays and Saturdays, and maybe at 11:00 AM on Wednesdays. You would only need to be available one of these days, or more.

To volunteer, or for more information, check with Gennell Vest at the Attic Store counter during open hours, or do a reply below, or send a private message with contact information.

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What’s Up in the Attic May 1, 2021

OPEN HOURS BEING EXPANDED AT THE ANGELS IN THE ATTIC STORE AS OF FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021

On Friday evenings, beginning May 7, the Angels in the Attic Store will be open until 6:00 PM. The open hours will become 9 AM – 6 PM. Saturday hours will not change from the present 9 AM – 2 PM. This store, as most of you know, is located next door to the musically famous venue at the Floyd Country Store in downtown Floyd VA.

A combination of a bit more availability of volunteers as vaccinations are now widely available, as well as a lot of patrons eager to shop on Fridays, are the factors behind this great improvement. Due to the number of people inside the store at any one time, it is important to continue wearing masks in accordance with the health experts at the CDC. Let’s keep the unvaccinated safe for awhile longer.

Open hours will not change for the Angels Furniture Store.

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What’s Up in the Attic March 31, 2021

THE ANGELS DONATION CENTER IS OPENING BACK UP MONDAY APRIL 5, 2021

Also, the Angels Furniture Store will re-open for donations the following Friday April 9 during its open hours. Thank you to all Floyd County residents for holding back on dropping off donations during the latter half of March. It gave the volunteers in the Angels Donation Center and the Angels Furniture Store a chance to work off the huge backlog that had piled up to be sorted and processed and had jammed the working space.

As most of you know, both the Angels Donation Center, and the Angels Furniture Store are located at 112 Needmore Lane, Floyd, VA, which is located on the corner of Route 8 and Needmore Lane next door to the Harvest Moon Food Store. The minibarn is open 24x7x365 for you to place donations inside (except furniture and other large items, which need to be dropped off at the Angels Furniture Store during its open hours Fridays and Saturdays 9 AM – 2 PM)

There is one way that donors could help, a lot, to prevent a future backup in processing. Donations of clothing must have been washed, because the Angels Donation Center has no equipment for washing and drying. If clothing is torn or ripped, there are no seamstresses available among the volunteers to do repairs. The manager of the Angels Donation Center says this would be of great help to the volunteers.

Hopefully, when this Covid crisis is over, and people get vaccinated, then more volunteers would be able to help, and all the Angels stores could return to their prior schedule of more open days and more hours.

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What’s Up in the Attic March 15, 2021

ANGELS DONATION CENTER MUST PAUSE RECEIVING DONATIONS FOR A COUPLE WEEKS

A combination of insufficient number of volunteers to carry heavier boxes out of the minibarn to the sorting area, and a lot of people who are using Covid-19 stay at home time to organize their closets, attic, and garage has resulted into a pileup that has stuffed the sorting area. It will take a couple weeks to catch up.

Also, the Angels Furniture Store will remain open, but cannot accept donations. We need people to buy some furniture so as to make room for new donations. Prices are very cheap, and there are some great buys there. The open hours are Fridays and Saturdays 9AM-2PM.

We will post an update when it reopens. The minibarn will be locked. The sorting area will be locked. Please hold onto your donations for a couple weeks and do not drop them off outside the Minibarn nor in the driveway. We are sorry for your inconvenience but it is unavoidable.

We need some volunteers who are sturdy enough to empty some heavier boxes out of the minibarn. This would be from 1 up to 4 days during the weekdays. Even if you are only available one of the days, it would be a big help. If you wish to volunteer, check with the Angels in the Attic Store or email Angels at angelsfloydinfo@gmail.com. You may phone the Attic during open hours Friday 9AM-4PM and Saturday 9AM-2PM at 745-4500.

We do appreciate all of Floyd County residents for your thinking of Angels Donation Center when you organize your household and garage. It is a very worthwhile thing to do while you are staying at home more during Covid-19. The volunteers are people, too, and have been doing the same.

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What’s Up in the Attic January 7, 2020

ANGELS MINISTRY ANNOUNCES JANUARY OPEN HOURS FOR ITS VARIOUS STORES

The many Angels volunteers have recovered from the pre-holiday rush on its stores and have graciously returned to re-open all the stores (except, of course, the Christmas Store which is open only during the holiday season).

Here are the new hours:

Angels in the Attic Store

Fridays 9 AM – 4 PM

Saturdays 9 AM – 2 PM

(to allow people going to the Farmer’s Market to stop by after it closes).

Angels Boutique

Same as above but opens at 10 AM

Angels Furniture Store

Fridays 9 AM – 2 PM

Saturdays 9 AM – 2 PM

Angels Donation Center

The minibarn is open all the time for people to place items inside. After its periodic clearing out, it is requested that the early donors place their items at the back of the minibarn so it can fill up from back to front, thus allowing more space for later donors. For items too large for the minibarn, please go to the Angels Furniture Store during its open hours. Don’t worry about security of your donations, as these areas are subject to the use of security cameras.

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What’s Up in the Attic December 19, 2020

ANGELS ARE WALKING AMONG US IN FLOYD COUNTY

Who? These Angels are the about 80 volunteers who regularly show up to help at one or more of the Angel’s Ministry four stores plus the Donation Center: namely, the Angels in the Attic Store, Angels Boutique, Angels Christmas Store, Angels Furniture Store, and the Angels Donation Center.

They are your neighbors, friends, relatives who volunteer. Many take a personal risk showing up during the pandemic. Others have compromised conditions, or have one in their household, and, understandably, temporarily cannot serve.

Some of the volunteers serve as cashiers and bag packers in the front of the stores, so you see their faces. However, there are many, many more behind the scenes who stock the merchandise, or who rearrange mussed up racks near the end of the day; there is the team at the Angels Donation Center who go to the mini-barn and lug everything back into the building – then sort the items into categories – and next load the van to resupply the main store. That is hard work!

There’s more: when the van arrives, stuffed, at the Angels in the Attic Store, it has to be unloaded into the back room. Another team must unbox and arrange all the merchandise into categories for the restockers for where they are to displayed in different areas in the store, such as clothing, toys, shoes, dishes, videos, picture frames, tools, light fixtures, etc.

Oh, there are those volunteers at the Angels Furniture Store. Mostly heavy and bulky, the items that are delivered must be moved under cover and over to the category based on store layout. Most items need to be dusted, or polished.

There are also behind the scenes angels. There are those who have made bequests. There are those who have anonymously made sizeable donations of land, buildings, or money. There are those two angels, a woodworker and a local artist, who replaced the worn out wooden angel in front of the Angels Boutique with a new one, named Abby – then refurbished, repainted, and relettered the old one and delivered it to the Angels Christmas Store. There are contractors who either charge for materials only and donate their time to do various fixits on the buildings.

Have you wondered where the money comes from to erect the Angels Furniture Store? Well, it does not have a mortgage, and none of Angels facilities has one. Think, for the most part, donors. This increases the funds that can be released to local charities.

Then, there is the Board of Directors comprised of a variety of leaders in the community in finance, agriculture, churches, and legal who offer their time and advice.

Now you understand the angels at Angels Ministry are hard working volunteers who are members of your community.

Have a great Christmas and New Years, everybody.

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