Blair Fraley Sales Store, located on our Avery campus, is the largest resale shop in the High Country and offers treasures to locals and visitors alike. Generous friends donate quality new and used goods that are used to benefit the children in our care.
Historically, Crossnore Communities for Children offered children only elementary studies. To continue their education, children had to leave home. At first, Dr. Mary Martin Sloop asked some of her friends and relatives to send clothing that could be used by the children when they went away to school. One friend, who had recently been through a period of mourning, sent a trunk full of somber black clothes-hardly suitable for a child on the way to school.
Dr. Sloop hung a few black dresses on an outside railing and they quickly caught the eye of some of the mountain women who came to see the doctor. They offered to buy the dresses and gave birth to the idea of the Second-Hand Sale.
That weekly sale grew into an ongoing second-hand store that has become a busy emporium and an important source of income for Crossnore Communities for Children.
Articles sold at the Sales Store come from every corner of the nation. The store is named after Blair Fraley, the young daughter of John and Guyann Fraley who died in a bicycle accident. The sale of second-hand items has come a long way from its humble roots as a weekly sale from Dr. Sloop’s front porch.
The Blair Fraley Sales Store accepts any and all new or gently-used clothing, household furniture, jewelry, books and miscellaneous items in good condition.
Please pack items in boxes or good sturdy bags. Please, no clothes hangers. We accept all kinds of working appliances, big and small. Unfortunately, we cannot use or sell any broken appliances. We do not have the space or manpower to repair items. If you will be delivering a large donation (van or pickup load), please call ahead so we can be ready when you arrive to lend a hand unloading.
We can only pick up furniture, household items, appliances and new items if they are within 100 miles of Crossnore, NC. To schedule a pick-up, call (800) 374-4228 or locally (828) 733-4228.
All gifts to Crossnore Communities for Children are tax deductible and will be acknowledged. Donor is required to estimate the value or weight of the donation for tax purposes or credit.