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  • Cydney Thompson, Northeast Arkansas News

Consignment store sees sales increase

Many stores had to close because of the pandemic, but one local store reopened, and business hasn't declined.

With the help of great customers and community, abilities unlimited has been able to stay afloat in a time where other businesses had to close.

Abilities Unlimited has 3 stores in downtown Jonesboro.

They accept donations and resale those items to help people with disabilities in the Jonesboro community.

“Our mission is to improve the lives of people with disabilities and in our community and we’ve been doing that since 1963,” District retail manager, Sandy McQuay said.

Upon entry, all customers and staff have to wear a mask. In addition to having a company to sanitize the stores and donation center.

Abilities Unlimited did close for about 6 weeks but once they reopened, business grew and sales increased.

“Our customers all came back. They were so excited to come back and shop and business has been great,” McQuay said.

At their Monroe avenue location sales were up 35 percent from last year, this month.

District retail manager, Sandy McQuay, says the increase in sales is only possible through the support of the community, something she says they never lost.

We have always had wonderful support from the community and the surrounding areas. Our donations have stayed up and our sales have stayed up and that is all due to the community and their support.

Without the donations we don’t have anything to put in our retail stores to sales and it’s a win win that people are donating and that the people are shopping,” McQuay said.

To make a donation your can drop off items at the donation center on Huntington. You can also call ahead for curbside pickup.


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