Apache Mall Black Friday hours
Holiday shopping is taking a charitable turn with a brand new store in Rochester’s Apache Mall.
On Black Friday last week, the neighborhood Red Cross company unsealed its own shop into the Apache Mall.
“It just isn't selling items you might think about from Red Cross, ” claims Melanie Tschida, the executive director associated with Red Cross’ Southeast Minnesota workplace in Rochester. “There aren’t medical kits or everything like this.”
But there is however lots for individuals buying … sort of.
For $60, buyers can get 10 blankets. A comfort system for an injured armed forces individual costs $50. The purchase price for crisis water bins is $30.
Nothing of these things is right found during the Red Cross store. Product tags representing those things also, as the full day of crisis housing, can be bought during the shop. Tags representing contributions ranging from ten dollars to $100 are available.
Basically, a contribution are designed to the Red Cross, in addition to donor gets a label representing what the Red Cross can do with that amount.
”They are lots of people on our getaway gift listings that don't need anything else, ” Tschida states.
The Red Cross tags are an approach to make a contribution in someone’s name and show them just what that cash may do to aid others.
She says the shop at Apache Mall, which will be staffed during the mall’s regular hours, is part of a pilot program. There are four these types of shops in Minnesota.