Baylor Auxiliary Thrift Store hosts grand re-opening

By Patty Hullett
For the Daily Light

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center of Waxahachie and its Volunteer Services celebrated the grand re-opening of its Baylor Auxiliary Thrift Store, located at 431 N. College St., just north of the downtown Waxahachie area, on Thursday, Aug. 5, with a  9:30 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony.

A ribbon cutting celebration was held Thursday in front of the Baylor Auxiliary Thrift Store for its grand re-opening.

The thrift store and its volunteers are so excited to get back to work since the halting of their business due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

Baylor volunteers were excited to get back to work at the grand re-opening of the thrift store on Aug. 5. The store had shut down due to the pandemic.

While their business was shut down, the leaders used their time wisely to complete a number of much-needed improvements within the past year.

Some of the noted changes are the new Baylor Auxiliary Thrift Store signage, some new inside shelving, and interior painting. The changes enhance their place of business, as they assist local and county-wide customers in the future.

After the official grand re-opening, the store opened for business shortly thereafter at 10 a.m.

Eager customer Grace Rosales shops at Baylor Thrift Store after it reopened Aug. 5.

Nancy Ross, 2nd Vice President of the Baylor Volunteer Services, says, “We are always

seeking energetic volunteers to help serve in the hospital and at the Thrift Store locally. If anyone is interested in volunteering at either location, please contact Waundrea Payne at Waundrea.payne@bswhealth.org and request an application be mailed to you, or the app can be picked up at the hospital’s Gift Shop, which is located within the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Waxahachie."

The reception area in the parking lot at Baylor Auxiliary Thrift Store's re-opening.

The shop is open Thursday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.