Monday Morning Warriors!

Monday Morning Warriors!

 What? There are Warriors on Main Street? Yes, a friendly tribe of women, aka members, who attack the mountain of donations each Monday morning at the Assistance League Resale Shop. I work on Saturdays, when most of our community members have a day off to go through...
A Thrift Shop First Timer

A Thrift Shop First Timer

My first time in a thrift shop happened when I became an Assistance League member. Really, there had been no reason to seek out a thrift shop in my neighborhood. After all, I had a good job and I could afford Nordstrom’s prices. Well, actually I could afford my...
I Can See the White Board Thanks to Aunt Mabel’s Sweater!

I Can See the White Board Thanks to Aunt Mabel’s Sweater!

How could Aunt Mabel’s sweater help a fourth-grade student to see the board in her classroom? So glad you asked! Susan is Aunt Mabel’s favorite niece. For Susan’s birthday, Aunt Mabel bought her a beautiful sweater that was “So Susan.” Unfortunately, Susan didn’t care...
Monday Morning Warriors!

Monday Morning Warriors!

What? There are Warriors on Main Street? Yes, a friendly tribe of women, aka members, who attack the mountain of donations each Monday morning at the Assistance League Resale Shop. I work on Saturdays, when most of our community members have a day off to go through...
When Does a Resale Shop Become A Fairy Godmother?

When Does a Resale Shop Become A Fairy Godmother?

 What is the job description of a fairy godmother? Hmmm… my reference would be in the story of Cinderella. In Cinderella, the fairy godmother grants wishes. Cinderella’s wish was to go to the handsome prince’s ball. Just how did the Fairy God Mother make this...
The Gift of a Shiny Green Teapot

The Gift of a Shiny Green Teapot

One afternoon as I was volunteering at our resale store, an elderly woman came in. She was gently carrying a box filled with items, each one wrapped in light tissue paper. She asked, “I have a donation, may I give it to you?” I answered, “Of course, what do you have?”...
It’s the Cowboy Way

It’s the Cowboy Way

 One of the many reasons I enjoy volunteering at our shop, is that I get to witness random acts of kindness. This is one of those acts. On a Saturday, I was behind the counter when a gentleman, who donned a well-worn cowboy hat, jeans and a prominent western belt...