A three-day community grand opening celebration is set for a new upscale resale shop in Howell that will benefit victims of child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault throughout Livingston County.

LACASA Center is a non-profit organization provides critical services and programs for abuse victims and their families at no charge. The new LACASA Collection is an upscale resale shop in Howell that will provide sustainable funding as well as a place for clients to shop with dignity for things they need, as many come to LACASA with just the clothes on their backs.

The storefront for the LACASA Collection “Shop for Good” is located in the Crossroads Town Center on M-59 at Michigan Avenue and grand opening festivities are planned this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The organization has been collecting items throughout the spring and summer and LACASA Center President & CEO Bobette Schrandt tells WHMI they’re ready to go and are doing it up big for the community. She notes that all proceeds from the new resale store will stay in Livingston County and help fund critical program programs for the clients LACASA serves.
The resale store will be operational seven days a week, with donations accepted at the store from 11am to 3pm Monday through Saturday. Volunteers are also still needed for the new venture.

Schrandt says with the upcoming grand opening celebration will feature raffles, giveaways, special discounts and kids activities. Shoppers who donate a new or gently used Halloween costumes for a child or adult will also receive a percentage off general merchandise and furniture.

More information about the grand opening festivities and the store is available through the provided link. (JM)