Family Tree’s Treasure Trunk moves

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All the money raised by Treasure Trunk goes to Family Tree to keep the organization running.
Treasure Trunk’s model allows for clients to get items they need for free if they go through Family Tree’s program.
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Family Tree’s Treasure Trunk has moved to a new location on 44th Ave. after 30 years at its previous location. The new space offers greater visibility and lighting.
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X marks a new spot.

Family Tree’s Treasure Trunk Community Thrift Store has moved to a new location at 5892 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge, after 30 years at a previous location.

“We had an opportunity to refresh and rebuild things at this location,” said Family Tree CEO Scott Shields. “Our previous location was great, but we didn’t have a lot of visibility — that’s changed here.”

Treasure Trunk had a soft opening on July 19, and will have an official grand opening celebration with food, games and sales on Wednesday, Sept. 10.

“We wanted to stay in this community, and our staff worked really hard getting the word out to our clients about the move,” Shields said. “In our new location we wanted to take advantage of our strengths and gain customers through new visibility.”

The new location still features the great items for sale that shoppers have come to expect, as well as a location for people to drop off non-cash donation items, including clothing, household appliances and toys.

All the money raised from sales at Treasure Trunk goes back to keep Family Tree running, but that’s not the only way it helps people at the organization.

Shields said clients of Family Tree are able to get vouchers from the organization to shop for free at Treasure Trunk for the items they need.

“Clients can go through our programs so we can determine the kinds of things they need, and then they come here to shop for those items,” he said. “The staff who work here really knows the inventory and is able to help them out.”

This program not only helps clients out, but keeps the thrift store mode flowing by selling items that can then be replaced by new stock.

“A location with decent processing space was very important when we were looking,” Shields said. “We needed the room to house the whole operation in an efficient manner.”

Treasure Trunk is one of the key fundraising arms of Family Tree, and Shields said he hopes the word gets around about its new home.

“It’s great shopping for a good cause,” he said.

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