New thrift store benefits Agrace grief support

A grand opening celebration for the Agrace Thrift Home Store will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the store’s location, 1946 S. Stoughton Road in Madison.

Agrace is a nonprofit, community-supported hospice and palliative care agency. The store is designed for consumers who love to go bargain hunting for furniture, home goods, and décor. Proceeds from store sales go to help fund Agrace’s grief support programming, including the Agrace Grief Support Center in Fitchburg.

Last year, Agrace supported 588 adults and children through individual grief support sessions, family grief support groups, and visits to local schools. The cost for offering these services comes solely from community donations like proceeds from the new Thrift Home Store.

Agrace has three other thrift store locations — two in in Madison and one in Janesville — that resell quality donated clothing, accessories, books, furniture, and housewares.

The new home store will focus on furniture and home décor, including framed art, lamps, and rugs.

Like Agrace’s existing stores, this new home store will be run almost exclusively by volunteers. Additional volunteers are needed to help with staging and displays on the sales floor, customer service, and cashiering.

People interested in volunteering can stop in to learn more by visiting the store during the grand opening Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon, or any other day during regular store hours.

For more information about the Agrace Thrift Stores, including store hours, visit