PennyWise in Stafford moves down the street Thifting in support of Fort Bend Women’s Center’s mission

Fort Bend Women's Center Board President Doug Heath, Fort Bend Women’s Center Executive Director Vita Goodell and Gene Werlein owner of the premises of the resale shop take a moment to celebrate the relocation of the PennyWise Resale Center in Stafford.

Fort Bend Women’s Center Board President Doug Heath, Fort Bend Women’s Center Executive Director Vita Goodell and Gene Werlein owner of the premises of the resale shop take a moment to celebrate the relocation of the PennyWise Resale Center in Stafford.

The Fort Bend County Women’s Center’s grand opening of its PennyWise Resale Center at another Stafford location, just down the road from the former one, brought well wishers to last Wednesday’s ceremony on a crisp and chilly Fort Bend morning.

The melodic voices of choir students from Stafford High School added a touch of class to the special day on Feb. 12 with Mayor Pro Tem Fred Wooldridge presenting a proclamation on behalf of the City of Stafford, also known as the city with no property taxes.

The event was organized by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, and President of the Board of Directors Doug Heath represented the top brass of the Fort Bend County Women’s Center at the ribbon cutting. Both big draws to the event were Roberta Avery, who showed customers how to make beautiful quilts from recycled fabric and Thrifting Fashionista Jamay Fishback of Missouri City.

It was all smiles at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce organized ribbon cutting celebrating the relocation of the PennyWise Resale Center in Stafford to a nearby location from its former site.

It was all smiles at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce organized ribbon cutting celebrating the relocation of the PennyWise Resale Center in Stafford to a nearby location from its former site.

PennyWise Director Joy Dowell, former owner of a Sugar Land boutique, will be managing the store at its new 9,500 sq foot location on 13945 Murphy Road, smaller than the former one, but with better access from the main road. Suggesting the store’s great buys, “if you’ve never shopped at a resale store,” said Women’s Center Executive Director Vita Goodell, the merchandise includes men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, housewares, furniture, electronics and one-of-a-kind treasures.  There are deals to be had, also with discounts for seniors and other specials.

The PennyWise proceeds benefit the women’s center, a non-profit agency founded in 1980 to support victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and also their children. The Women’s Center recently held its annual Girlfriends Giggle at Fluor Daniel and is gearing up to hold its largest annual fundraiser, Boogie 2014,  with the best of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s set for Saturday, March 29 at Stafford Center. This year’s Boogie title sponsor is Classic Chevrolet.

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