Consignment store gives back

By Kristen Hampton - bio l email

STANLEY, NC (WBTV) - When Ellen Longmire and Renee Smith decided to go into business together, they decided they wouldn't be so concerned with the bottom line.

"God had other plans," Ellen Longmire says about the idea to give money that could be profit, to charities in Stanley.

Every price tag in the store is marked with an extra 30 cents. The extra money goes into a fund. The fund has amounted to numerous donations to food banks, schools, and children's groups.

Mixed Blessings Emporium is right on Main Street in downtown Stanley. The owners attribute their location to meeting hundreds of new people, and growing their charitable efforts.

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