OCEANSIDE — The city of Oceanside has recently granted license for a new Goodwill location to open next door to Brother Benno’s thrift shop at 3965 Mission Ave., and those involved with shop are concerned it will negatively impact their donation levels.
“While we are hopeful that their customers will visit us as well, we cannot survive without our donations,” said Helen Parsons of the Brother Benno Foundation. “We are open six days a week Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with evening hours on Wednesdays until 7 p.m. Come in on Wednesday after 5 p.m. and enjoy a 20 percent discount and free refreshments. We keep our prices affordable so that no one has to go without clothing or needed household items. We also are selling gently used or new furniture.”
Parsons asks that you consider Brother Benno’s when you have items to donate, (clothing, household items, and/or furniture) so they can continue to feed and clothe those who come to them. They can pick up furniture donations. All other donations can be brought to the shop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call (760) 967-7505 for more information. Brother Benno’s also feeds approximately 250 people a day, distributing nearly 3,000 food boxes each month, many to Camp Pendleton.