CAPA's Closet Thrift Shop buys, will move into Keith's Place spot (Update: Open, record)

Update March 8: The new Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) thrift shop location opened Tuesday, March 6, at 10 a.m. to a large crowd gathered and the organization notes they pulled in record breaking sales.

The thrift shop's new home is 1340 Ribaut Road, formerly Keith's Place. 

Donations are now being accepted at the new location. Items may be dropped off behind the building from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Monday to Friday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

CAPA's Closet is currently looking for donated furniture, china sets, jewelry, artwork, pots and pans, linens, small appliances, and children, youth and adult clothing. 

386 The ribbon cutting.To schedule a furniture pickup, call (843) 524-0281 or (843) 524-4350. If you are interested in volunteering at CAPA's Closet or willing to help with the move, please call Bobbi Aimar at (843) 524-0281. 

Update February 27: The new location is due to open March 6 at 10 a.m.

First reporting: CAPA's Closet Thrift Shop is moving to a new home on Ribaut Road in Port Royal from its current spot in Shell Point.

The Child Abuse Prevention Association purchased the former home of Keith's Place. In years past the spot has been a drive-up restaurant and a pool hall, but it will once again shift roles in early 2012 when the spot opens as CAPA's new spot of clothing and home goods at low prices.

"This purchase would not have happened without a generous gift from a family who believes in our mission and wanted to help us take this bold step toward sustainability. The $150,000 gift made it possible for us to move ahead with the plan to purchase and renovate the existing building. While we will have a mortgage, it will be less than we currently pay in rent," said Susan Cato, CAPA Executive Director.

CAPA's Closet Thrift Store first opened its doors in 1995 and relies 100% on community donations and volunteers. Every dollar earned from CAPA's Closet helps pay for the many child abuse prevention and intervention programs offered by CAPA including school-based safety and character development education programs for children, parent education and support groups, and CAPA's Open Arms Shelter for Abused and Neglected Children.

CAPA will remain in its current location next to Bi-Lo on Parris Island Gateway until the new building is ready. Please continue to stop by to shop and drop off items Monday through Saturday. If you are interested in volunteering at CAPA's Closet or willing to help with the move, please call Bobbi Aimar at 843.524.0281 or connect on their website or Facebook.

The old Keith's Place pool hall ramped down back in October of last year.