Wenatchee YWCA Thrift Store begins efforts to remain open


The YWCA North Central Washington’s Board of Directors announced they will reconsider its decision to close the organization’s thrift store in Wenatchee.

The decision to close the store came after the directors looked at all YWCA programs and were concerned about the ability of the thrift store to stay financially stable.

Board members realized however the store is an important part of the community, especially those less fortunate than others.

After an outpouring of community support and donations, the store looks like it will keep its doors open.

YWCA NCW Board Vice President Wendy Dalpez says the store is extremely important to the community and its residents.

“The YWCA store is so much more than a thrift store. 100% of our proceeds stay in our community, we help people try to get back to work and we give away clothing to clients for people trying to get back on their feet,” Dalpez said.

She continued by saying that there is a plan to keep the store open in place, although the time frame is short.

“I feel very confident about it. We’re still looking at all of our programs and going through a transition that is going to see change but right now for the foreseeable future I think we’ll be fine,” Dalpez said.

If you have any times such as clothes, shoes or electronics to donate, visit the store at 231 N. Wenatchee Avenue.