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Avow opens a new North Naples Treasures Thrift Store
In addition to providing expanded retail space, the building has two apartments, which Avow will use to eventually provide affordable housing for staff, including both permanent full-time staff as well as seasonal traveling nurses that help address area health care staffing shortages.
"We are aware that affordable housing is of great concern to our staff. Even traveling nurses searching for housing in the area find that it is too expensive for their housing allowances, so they won't consider assignments in Naples," said Jaysen Roa, President & CEO of Avow. "We are planning to make Avow owned apartments available for much-needed affordable housing for staff and traveling nurses as a pilot project. This will be our first step as an individual entity addressing this growing issue."
In addition, the adjacent property offers potential space to expand Treasures while also building additional staff housing for the future.
Each year, Treasures contributes much needed dollars to the nonprofit Avow Foundation, helping Avow provide hospice care, palliative care, adult and children's bereavement services, and Veterans services for anyone in the community, including those who cannot pay for care. Avow Treasures resale shop carries furniture, women's and men's clothing, jewelry, vintage collectibles, home decor, linens, kitchen wares, electronics and more.
Donations of gently used items are needed and are accepted during regular store hours. Free pick-up is also available. For information on donations or to volunteer, visit avowtreasures.org (https://avowcares.org/
Avow was founded in 1983 as Collier County's original, nonprofit hospice. Today, Avow's nonprofit companies provide palliative care consultations for adults facing chronic or serious illness and hospice care and bereavement support services for children and adults. To learn more about the scope of services provided by Avow, call 239-261-4404 or visit www.avowcares.org.