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Pass It Along ... in more ways than one

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Cari Durham, Destiny Fleming and manager Kirsten Johnston are some of the volunteers working at Pass It Along in Walnut, a second-hand, non-profit store selling used clothing and household items.

WALNUT — A Walnut woman saw the need for a non-profit store selling used clothing and household items in town after a similar store had closed.

Kirsten Johnston decided in August to buy a building and open Pass It Along at 124 Main St. in Walnut.

“I bought this building and opened 10 days later,” added Johnston, who is the manager of the store formerly known as Pass It On. “The need is definitely there in the community for this store.”

“Kirsten has a passion for serving others,” said volunteer Cari Durham.

“We have all volunteers working here,” added Johnston. “We love the idea of a second-hand store where we get an item, sell it and give the money away. It is a win-win situation.”

All of the profits go to church youth for missions and college scholarships for Bureau Valley High School seniors from Walnut.

“We have any type of clothing items from infants to adults, household items, books, games and toys,” said Johnston.

Pass It Along’s hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. People wanting to donate items to the store can do so during those hours or use a donation box in the back of the store.

People can also call 815-325-6331 for more information about Pass It Along.

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