INDIAN TRAIL — Turning Point opened the doors of it’s fourth Second Chance store on Wednesday (Oct. 6) with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. The store is located at 13803 E. Independence Boulevard Suites C/D.
Turning Point is a nonprofit organization in Union County that provides emergency services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.
Second Chance Boutiques and a Home Decor store generates about 34% of operating revenue; therefore, the nonprofit applies to fewer fundraisers and grants. Now that the Indian Trail location is open, that percentage is anticipated to increase.
The boutiques and home decor store offer essential items to the families Turning Point serves. Clients are able to shop for free so they can focus on their healing journey without having to worry about some of their most basic needs,” according to the Turning Point website.
The stores are a tool that raises awareness of Turning Point’s services. “The importance of these stores cannot be overstated,” said Jessie Lindberg, executive director of Turning Point.
Director of Store Operations Tracy Wagner said construction inside the store was completed by Lee Park Church at no cost to Turning Point. The church painted and built dressing rooms. The store had to be ready in three weeks, which meant going through clothing inventory, steaming clothing items and sorting through 150 bins of holiday decor and pricing items.
“We wanted to open with not just an average store. We want people to walk in and just be wowed and I really feel like we achieved that,” Wagner said.
Regional Representative for Senator Thom Tillis, James Estes, attended the ribbon-cutting and presented Lindberg with a letter from Tillis sending best wishes to Turning Point and the new store.
Turning Point’s other store locations are in Monroe. The boutique is at 2247 Old Charlotte Highway and the home decor shop is at 2409 Old Charlotte Highway. The locations in Waxhaw is at 1201-B N. Broome Street. The stores are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Donation drop off hours are 10 a.m. — 3 p.m.