No Junk in this Trunk

Kim Kacsur operates Tricia’s Trunk, a clothing ministry located at Sandy Level Baptist Church in Blythewood.

Kim Kacsur operates Tricia’s Trunk, a clothing ministry located at Sandy Level Baptist Church in Blythewood.

BLYTHEWOOD – When folks in Blythewood are down on their luck and need a great looking outfit to wear for a job interview or nice clothes for their kids to start school in, they can find just what they need, at no cost, at Tricia’s Trunk, a unique, spacious shopping boutique located on the second floor behind the sanctuary of Sandy Level Baptist Church.

“While Tricia’s Trunk is a clothing ministry,” explained Kim Kacsur who operates the store, “it’s much more than a thrift shop. We have very nice, clean, current, clothing and shoes (much of which is high-end labels) for all members of the family, and there is no charge. We just want to make people’s lives better.”

There are three separate rooms for men’s, women’s and children’s clothing.

Kacsur got the idea for Tricia’s Trunk a couple of years ago when she and other members of Sandy Level were looking for a way to honor Tricia Goodwin, a much loved member of Sandy Level who died three years ago of cancer at the age of 44.

“Tricia was so stylish, so beautiful and so much fun,” Kacsur said. “We just loved her. Once when I was complaining about my clothes, she joked, ‘I’ll come over and give you some pointers.’ So I thought a clothing ministry would be a great way to remember and honor Tricia.”

Kacsur, who spends 30-40 hours a month sorting, cleaning and displaying clothing on racks, says she picks through the donations and offers only the best. She contacts local school’s social workers and asks them to let families in need know about Tricia’s Trunk. But she said most of their ‘customers’ hear about the ministry from others in the community.

Sandy Level Baptist Church is located at 408 Blythewood Road in Blythewood. Tricia’s Trunk is open the third Saturday of each month with their next open date Aug. 15. For more information, call 803-754-1299.

 

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