Oddz & Endz Distributes $80,433 to Cook County Non-profits

Oddz and Endz, a Grand Marais non-profit store that is a re-seller of used household goods, furniture, and books, announced that is distributing over $80,000 of its profits this year to select community non-profits in Cook County.

Oddz and Endz exists for three stated reasons:

To keep reusable goods out of landfills

To make these goods available to community members at reasonable prices

To support a wide range of non-profits that serve its community by gifting a portion of the annual profits of the store.

The store is staffed by volunteers from the community. Each volunteer’s hours on the job are banked during the year. At year-end, the banked hours are used to determine what percentage of annual profits a volunteer may direct to the non-profit of their choice. 

In 2022, Oddz and Endz joined forces with Library Friends of Cook County. The store accepts donations of previously owned books. Library Friends volunteers curate and stock a diverse inventory of used fiction and non-fiction books in the store's book room.

Currently, Oddz and Endz is open Monday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 4 p.m. It is located at 2066 W Hwy 61 in Grand Marais. Telephone number is 218-370-0615.

Donations are accepted when the store is open, but donors should contact the store in advance or check with the volunteers on duty before bringing donations inside.