Pink Door Thrift Shop celebrates 40th anniversary this week

NORWICH – When it opened its doors on May 4, 1972, the Pink Door Thrift Shop in Norwich set out to provide the community with affordable clothing while also raising funds for the Chenango Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Now celebrating its 40th year, the Pink Door has kept its original mission and proven to be a valuable asset for hundreds of area residents. The store has raised nearly $645,000 for the CMH Auxiliary to help provide better patient care and comfort.

To celebrate its milestone anniversary, the store is offering shoppers 40 percent off one item beginning today and continuing through Saturday. In addition, cookies will be distributed to customers on Friday – the store’s actual anniversary day.

Twenty-five people regularly donate time to the Pink Door, with volunteers racking up more that 5,500 service hours for CMH last year and there’s no sign of the little thrift store slowing down, said Janet Rubottom, chairperson for the Pink Door.

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