St. Paul’s Thrift Shop volunteers Judy Dimond

Serving Golden and well beyond

St. Paul’s Thrift Shop is not only doing what it can to help people in Golden but also others from all over the world.

St. Paul’s Thrift Shop is not only doing what it can to help people in Golden but also others from all over the world.

The thrift store has been making donations to Partners for Others in Calgary to send clothes wherever they are needed.

“Volunteers have already been through all of these items to make sure they are wearable,” said long time volunteer Judy Dimond.

She explained they do everything they can to serve the community first.

“What doesn’t sell here locally goes to Partners for Others. They take care of the need whether it be in orphanages or communities where there has been a disaster,” she said.

The volunteers at St Paul’s Thrift Shop have been serving the Golden area for 50 years, and have been working hard to serve other people in the world as well.

“This time we are sending about 300 bags,” she said.  Usually the group sends anywhere from 100 to 150 bags out at a time, but this time the group organized a larger pick-up which allowed them to send even more bags. In the past volunteers have stated sending the bags is also a great thing for the environment.

The group tries tokeep things out of the landfills.  Items such as books and cardboard are recycled.

Another reason the donations are being sent to Calgary is that the group does not want to be throwing away reusable clothing.

Dimond added that it takes a great deal of volunteer time to organize this type of delivery.

“It takes about 100 hours of volunteer time to run our thrift store,” she said.

Diamond added that she was very grateful to those people who donate to the store.

“If it were not for the generosity of the community we would not be here. What we put out in the store is all good quality and we try and take care of the community,” she said.

 

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