The Lawrence Social Service League Thrift Store is moving this week to make way for the construction of a nearby Marriott hotel — and could use your help.
Volunteers and store manager Jean Ann Pike spent Monday packing boxes full of clothing, toys, books and other items and plan to move into the temporary location two blocks away Tuesday and Wednesday. More assistance is needed to help with the relocation.
"We just want to get the word out to the public that we're moving, and we can use any and all help packing and moving," said MacKenzie Rose, secretary of the Social Service League's board of representatives.
The thrift store at 905 Rhode Island St. is relocating while a Marriott hotel is built at nearby Ninth and New Hampshire streets. The Social Service League, which has been in Lawrence since 1863, will be moving into the old Allen Press Building at 11th and New Hampshire streets for approximately six months. The Social Service League's back building is being renovated as part of the project, as well.
The nonprofit will be moving from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Trucks are needed for Tuesday, while both trucks and trailers are needed for the following day. The Social Service League is also calling for donations to help restock the new location.
For more information, call the Social Service League at (785) 843-5414.