The Ric-Rack was founded in 1992 as a charity thrift shop and food
The initial effort was spearheaded by Jean Greenway and Helen Taylor along with
some members of local churches and the Dawson County Woman's Club. Located
in downtown Dawsonville, the Ric-Rack serves the needs of many county
residents. Known primarily for the sale of donated merchandise in the form of
clothing and shoes, Ric-Rack also has a need for furniture and appliances. As a
charity, we depend on the profit from the sale of our donated items to be able
to purchase goods for our food bank. Currently we are supplying the food needs
of about 350 families per month and the number is growing.
The Ric-Rack mission is to Feed the
Hungry of Dawson County in their time of
greatest need. We perform this mission through a cooperative relationship
with other local charities that help collect goods, screen and qualify
applicants, and distribute food.
We are always in need of used furniture and appliances, as well as
clothing items and non-perishable food items. To help control costs
and ensure we can help the maximum number of individuals and families we employ
only a limited part-time staff. The rest of our personnel needs are filled
by volunteers and we can always use more.
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