Karen Matthews, the owner of Off Island Thrift and the director of the Cancer Awareness Foundation, speaks with gift recipients at a lunch held to distribute money to help cancer patients with their monthly expenses. The event took place Friday at the Off Island Thrift Store at Plantation Business Park.
Karen Matthews, the owner of Off Island Thrift and the director of the Cancer Awareness Foundation, speaks with gift recipients at a lunch held to distribute money to help cancer patients with their monthly expenses. The event took place Friday at the Off Island Thrift Store at Plantation Business Park. Jay Karr/ The Island Packet
Karen Matthews, the owner of Off Island Thrift and the director of the Cancer Awareness Foundation, speaks with gift recipients at a lunch held to distribute money to help cancer patients with their monthly expenses. The event took place Friday at the Off Island Thrift Store at Plantation Business Park. Jay Karr/ The Island Packet

Thrift store owner brushes critics aside

March 23, 2012 10:52 PM