The late Bonnie Young had a dream that is being carried on by her granddaughter, Sabrina Brzezinski, and several other volunteers.
Young started the Cecil Community Closet in 2009.
“I’m happy it’s still running and I’m a part of it,” Brzezinski said.
It started when Young went to a local resale store to buy shirts and pants, and realized that many people wouldn’t be able to afford the items for sale there.
Young got together with Pastor Moira Finley to see what could be done. Members of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Cecil donated some clothing, and the Cecil Community Closet was born.
“It spread like wildfire,” said Brzezinski, 20, who came to the closet with her grandmother. “I’ve been here since I was 12.”
The store has expanded over the seven years but is still run totally by volunteers, some of whom have been there from the beginning.
“We all try to make decisions,” Brzezinski said.