The past two days have been strangely emotional: we finally were able to install our building signage at the DoubleTake ATX location, yet unable to open our doors due to the increased risks associated with the COVID-19 virus.
Replacing two iconic signs that have been there for nearly 50 years really turned some heads on Burnet Road. It was time to notify the neighbors about our intentions and so we posted to Nextdoor. The response was immediate and overwhelming; people are genuinely excited about our announcement that Center for Child Protection was opening a resale shop in their neighborhood. We even had several requests for volunteer applications from neighbors in Allandale/Shoal Creek/Crestview, which warmed my heart.
So this is what it feels like to be a a new nonprofit shop in an old-Austin neighborhood that is full of extraordinary people who respond from the heart. I think we're going to like it here!