There is a great deal of preparation and strategy that precedes the "first Thursday of the month" Thrift Shop sale. All gently used clothing is donated, thanks to the generosity of its benefactors. Some of the donations are delivered to St. John's back door, some delivered directly to our homes, and some are picked up on location and delivered to the shop by members of the Mary, Martha Guild (affectionately known as the "M&M's).
The bagged donations are sorted and placed on designated tables by the 'back stage crew', and then the volunteers take the items and place them on the tables in the sales area (Parish Hall).
In addition to many tables of clothing ranging in size from Newborn to Women's and Men's Plus sizes, we had many shoes for sale.
This Thursday was a particularly special day for the M&M's and the Thrift Shop because it was the day Ms. Polito was presenting donations to three charities within our community to help them continue to help others.
A list of the organizations that the Thrift Shop contributes to:
November 3. 2001 had special meaning to the Shop because it marked the 6th year anniversary of service to those in need. To date the Thrift Shop has raised and donated $30,000.00 to the community.
While we appreciated being recognized and thanked by the various agencies and associations the Shop contributes to, nothing is as rewarding and gratifying as the beaming faces of the women, men and children as they leave the Shop with their purchases. .
Thank you for visiting "This and That" and a little bit of .......paying it forward and keeping in mind those in need.