Phillip Powell has seen a lot of unusual items come through Adullam House Thrift Store since it opened in Wetumpka last month.
A rare cast iron pot, valued at $600, was donated by someone in the community and sold to a collector for $75. Other donations have included replica Ted Williams and Jackie Robinson jerseys that originally sold for more than $300.
“It’s crazy the kinds of things people donate,” said Powell, a store spokesman. “It’s more like a treasure hunt than a shopping trip.”
The store, at 5306 US 231 in downtown Wetumpka, features everything from vintage and modern furniture, to sporting goods, to toys and clothes. Proceeds support Adullam House, which functions as a haven for children of incarcerated parents.
The Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the store this week, but Powell said business has been strong and steady since the day it opened its doors.
“Obviously our success hinges on the community’s involvement,” he said. “It’s been a real blessing to the children’s home as a means of supplementing our monthly budget.
“The Lord has been faithful. We put our trust in Him.”
The store’s phone number is 334-514-3070.