Local business owner donates his store to a good cause


A local business owner in Rapid City decided to donate her store to a good cause.

After 45 years in business, the owner of the Second Time Around Consignment store decided it was time to retire.

But instead of selling her business, she decides to donate the store and everything in it to Treasured Lives.

An advocacy group that supports and provides crisis care to victims of sex trafficking.

And after 4 generations, says the owner, giving your store to a good cause makes it easier to say goodbye.

Roberta Hamlet, Owner, Second Time Around: “We’re just going to say goodbye to the wonderful consignees throughout the year and to our customers. I mean we started serving almost 4 generations now with the age of 45 … So many of our customers and shippers have become family. And, like I said, it warms my heart a bit that it’s going to be such a good organization so it makes the start easier.

The founder and executive director of Treasured Lives says they are truly overwhelmed by the generosity of this donation. And says it will allow them to fulfill their mission and serve more survivors.

Kelly Patterson, Founder and Executive Director of Treasured Lives: “Oh, we are so excited about this store, there is so much about it that will help us. On the one hand, we get the first clothes for these survivors. So there it is phenomenal. And also the income that we can draw from it can go to help us on a daily basis with these needs.

Second Time Around will remain open throughout the year and will change to its new name, Second Time Treasured, at the start of the year.

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