Airman's Attic provides items for those in need

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  • By Jenny Gordon
  • 78th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
Robins' Airman's Attic is available to those looking to save a few dollars on personal and household items.

The non-profit organization, formerly located in a home on Chief's Circle, is run entirely by military and civilian volunteers. It's currently in a renovated section of the former commissary on Macon Street.

E-1s through E-5s and O-1s through O-2s and their dependents can shop at the facility, which is open Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All items are free.

After signing in, you can browse through a selection of gently-used baby, toddler, children's and adult clothing for men and women, home appliances, electronics, books, shoes, baby seats, strollers, bikes, seasonal items and furniture.

There is also a uniform loan locker available for all active duty personnel.

Currently, there is an excess of adult clothing, so donations should focus on other needs.

"Right now we're looking for children's clothing, military uniforms, kitchen appliances, and items such as pots and pans, and dishes, as well as furniture," said Staff Sgt. Tara Grippon, center organizer and volunteer.

Donations are always welcome and may be dropped off anytime at Bldg. 660. Just look for the signs at the southwest corner of the building.

The most popular items are furniture, including adult and children's bedroom dressers and beds, kitchen tables, washers and dryers, and kitchen items.

Upcoming plans include the creation of a Cinderella Closet in one corner, sponsored by the Enlisted Spouses Club.

The loan closet will include formal wear for ladies.

To volunteer, contact Master Sgt. Robert Goodwin at 201-2635, Master Sgt. Antonio Knowlton, 222-0168, or Grippon at 222-0177.