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Costume designer Peggy Wells of Albuquerque looks at clothing donated by the TV series “In Plain Sight” to the Joy Junction Thrift Store on Wednesday. Wells was looking for costumes for the Vortex Theatre's upcoming production of “Richard III.” (Greg Sorber/Journal)
Costume designer Peggy Wells of Albuquerque looks at clothing donated by the TV series “In Plain Sight” to the Joy Junction Thrift Store on Wednesday. Wells was looking for costumes for the Vortex Theatre's upcoming production of “Richard III.” (Greg Sorber/Journal)
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Donations are what helps Joy Junction sustain itself.

And the organization got an unexpected surprise on Tuesday.

The TV series “In Plain Sight,” which was filmed in Albuquerque and wrapped up its five-season run on May 4, donated some of its costumes and shoes to the nonprofit that provides services for the homeless.

“It was a pleasant surprise for us when they dropped off the boxes,” said Jeremy Reynalds, CEO and founder of Joy Junction. “We are grateful that they decided to make this generous gesture.”

The USA Network TV series donated 54 wardrobe-sized boxes as well as 45 crates of shoes to the organization.

Reynalds said that the items were from the entire five seasons.

On Wednesday, workers spent the day unpacking the boxes and putting the items up for sale and shoppers filled the store to take a first look at the merchandise.

“We’ve had some shoppers come in specifically for the clothes,” he said. “There are a lot of fans who are interested in the items, and it helps us out with selling the items.”

Reynalds said the Joy Junction Thrift Store has an area that is sectioned off with an “In Plain Sight” sign over it.

“It helps us draw attention to Joy Junction,” he said. “We’re getting customers that don’t usually come here to shop.”
— This article appeared on page C1 of the Albuquerque Journal

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