What’s Up in the Attic early July #2 2017

ANGELS DONATION CENTER FURNITURE SALES BUILDING CLOSE TO OPENING
The new furniture donation center building for drop-off and sales of furniture is getting close to opening. The contractors are still working on removing dirt and debris from the future parking area, also on finishing the driveway, and in addition on spreading the topsoil back to its new positions. There will be an announcement of the grand opening.

Because furniture has been jammed into an old house, and into various other locations pending the building completion, when it all was moved into the new building a few days ago, it completely filled all the space. There are now aisles so that all items can be viewed, and easily taken to the dock when purchased.

Although the store is not open yet, if there are people who have an immediate need (due to damage to their possessions, or moving into a new location), you may stop by the drop off shed on the upper driveway and ask one of the volunteers for a safe escorted viewing.

The Angels Donation Center is located at the intersection of Highway 8 and Needmore lane, and is open M, T, W 8am-2pm and on Fridays closes at noon. However, you can drop off donations at any time in the shed (please do not leave any items outside in the weather). We cannot accept TVs, mattresses, chemicals, or child car seats, for health and safety reasons. Furniture donations can be handled in a few days when the grand opening occurs.

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What’s Up in the Attic early July 2017

NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY BACK-TO-SCHOOL CLOTHING
Here are photos of the Angels in the Attic Store price lists. One is for clothing for elementary school children (up to size 20). Otherwise, use the Men and Women’s price list for students above size 20. You can outfit all of your children who are students for a tiny fraction of the cost at department stores in Christiansburg.

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What’s Up in the Attic mid4-June 2017

A NEED FOR A PICKUP TRUCK – DONATION SOUGHT
The Angels Donation Center at 112 Needmore Lane needs a pickup truck to haul tall items locally, that do not fit into the current van. The pickup can be a gas hog, and it does not have to look pretty, since it will be used only for short trips a few days a week locally around Floyd. It needs to be safe (good brakes), and the drivers seat needs to be able to adjust for the lady drivers. You may stop by to discuss this with Priscilla on Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri between 8am-2pm at the Angels Donation Center, or call her cell at two three nine, nine eight eight nine.

Since Angels in the Attic is a charitable organization, you may be able to claim an income tax deduction for the value of the truck.

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What’s Up in the Attic mid3-June 2017

VOLUNTEERS AT THE ANGELS DONATION CENTER HAPPY FOR THE EXPANDED GARAGE WITH ITS SUMMER AIR CONDITIONING AND WINTER HEATING. MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED.
The garage area at the Angels Donation Center at 112 Needmore Lane in Floyd has been expanded to the rear with additional space, which is now completed, and occupied. It has excellent lighting, and ample space for volunteers to do their tasks (there will be more space when the temporary storage of some furniture ends soon).

If you were a volunteer in the past, and were too hot, or too cold, or too crowded, please stop by and look at the amazing improvements to the intake and sorting area.

Volunteers have a wide range of tasks to choose from, to fit their interests (books, clothing, furniture, toys, baby items, and more). They can choose their hours and days (of course, during the open hours which are Mon, Tues, Wed, and Fri 8 AM-2 PM). Please stop by during open hours to see for yourself if it is a good fit for you.

Angels in the Attic is a charitable non-profit organization which serves Floyd Couny in many ways.

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What’s Up in the Attic mid2-June 2017

BICYCLE REPAIR VOLUNTEER NEEDED AT THE ANGELS DONATION CENTER
There are several bicycles at the Angels Donation Center at 112 Needmore Lane in Floyd that are in need of repair. It may be necessary to cannibalize some bikes in order to get others into working and safe condition. If you have some experience in fixing bikes, and have your own tools, please contact Priscilla at the Angels Donation Center on Mon, Tue, Wed, or Fri during open hours 8 AM to 2 PM, or call her at two-three-nine nine eight eight nine.

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What’s Up in the Attic mid-June 2017

NEW BUILDING FOR FURNITURE AT ANGELS DONATION CENTER OPENING SOON
The new building at 112 Needmore Lane in Floyd is nearing completion and there will be an announcement when the dock is ready for receiving donated furniture, and when the furniture is ready for viewing for sale.

Currently, there have been no furniture sales for awhile. Furniture has been tucked away here and there, stacked to the ceiling on top of one another, and gathering dust while awaiting the completion of new construction. The furniture will need to be moved from the current locations into the new building, then placed into aisles so that visitors can look at all the furniture, and finally all the furniture needs to be dusted and cleaned.

As for the status today, take a look at the photos. The future parking area is that pile of dirt and stumps. The building is still being worked on. The driveway is ready only for construction vehicles. The interior is spacious, but there is so much of a backlog of furniture, it may be filled by opening day.

The many volunteers who work at the Donation Center are anxiously awaiting the move of furniture into the new building, as some of their current workspace has to be shared with stored furniture, thus hampering their activities.

Those customers who need to purchase furniture have also been inquiring when they can buy it for their apartment or house. Today I had a tour of the current storage areas, and there are sofas, desks, cabinets, doors, door frames, wood and metal beds, upholstered and wooden chairs, an antique steamer trunk with coat hangers and drawers, stereo cabinet, dining table, and a whole bunch of others that could not be seen due to every cubic foot taken up by furniture of all kinds.

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House owned by Angels across the street from the Donation Center.  Currently used for furniture storage.

House owned by Angels across the street from the Donation Center. Currently used for furniture storage.

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What’s Up in the Attic late May 2017

WEDDINGS AND FATHER’S DAY OFFERINGS AT ANGELS BOUTIQUE

THE ANGELS BOUTIQUE HAS HUGE BARGAINS FOR YOUR SUMMERTIME WEDDING APPAREL

Wedding dresses in the $25 – $50 range. Shoes under $10. Also there are several “dressy” dresses if you are a guest to an upcoming wedding. Come on in to view the selection, style, and fit.

FATHER’S DAY GIFT IDEAS FROM THE ANGELS BOUTIQUE
There are several items that Dad might like for Father’s Day.

–Several cigar boxes which are ideal for storing hobby items or workshop items, or perhaps memorabilia or collections.

— A lamp made from a stack of authentic books,, by a local artisan.

— Tie clasps, or clasp and cufflink sets,

— A vintage wooden tool box on wheels, with armored steel edges, metal storage drawers inside, and clamps to support some tools on the inside cover.fullsizeoutput_3933 fullsizeoutput_3932

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What’s Up in the Attic mid-May 2017

VINTAGE TRUNK AND VINTAGE TOOLBOX. MAY BE ANTIQUES
The Angels Boutique has received two fine wood creations as donations. The tool box is on casters and there are features inside for supporting certain tools that are unknown to us. Each one is $50. They might be worth a lot more than that, we are not sure, as they show fine craftsmanship. Come in and take a look and decide for yourself. On display starting Tuesday May 16. Click a photo to look at it full size. The Angels Boutique is the door to the left of the Angels in the Attic Store in downtown Floyd VA, next door to the famous Floyd Country Store.

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What’s Up in the Attic early May

OUTRAGEOUSLY LOW PRICES IN THE ANGELS IN THE ATTIC STORE. SEEĀ ONE OF THE PRICE LISTS IN THE PHOTO (CLICK IT TO SEE THE WHOLE PAGE)
Often, you will see items featured at the Angels Boutique, which is next door to the Angels in the Attic Store. Those items are more expensive, and we hope that antique dealers, tourists, and locals who have some extra cash will purchase those items. The proceeds, less expenses for such necessities as utilities and repairs, are then distributed to Floyd County charitable organizations.

Price lists are posted on the walls in the Angels in the Attic Store, and one of those is photographed below. Can you believe belts are 50 cents, dresses $3, jeans $2, shorts $1, polo shirts $1.50 and a suit $5 ??? The Back to the Future movie was set in 1955, but these prices must be pre-WWII when a cup of coffee was a nickel.

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What’s Up in the Attic Mother’s Day time

MOTHERS DAY FAST APPROACHING
DO YOU HAVE THAT GIFT FOR HER?
If not, stop by the Angels Boutique, which is next door to the Angels in the Attic Store, for a selection of jewelry available to purchase for her. Also, there are many items, other than jewelry, in the Boutique that might be a good choice for her.

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