Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wowsers 50 cents for Clothes!

I spent nearly 4 hours the other night sorting through all of the clothes we had in our backroom. We pulled out all the racks and set up tables FULL of clothes out front and guess what..... they are only 50 cents each! I am serious 50 cents for ANY clothing item. Today I was selling name brands like, Nike, Addias, Columbia, Aeropostal, Abercrombie, Gap, Children's Place, Levis and more... We are talking jeans, coats, sweaters, dresses.....truly a great place to stock up!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas .........

On Sunday we had Santa visit us at the ReGifting Store. It was a wonderful event hosted to support our community. It was a real party with friends, live music, food, drinks, Santa and toys. We took over 100 pictures of children with Santa all at no charge. We received gifts from the community with a large portion of them coming from a giving tree set up at Studio 162 and we were able to give every child a gift and still had some leftover to hand out the next couple of days. Food boxes and turkeys were donated to the store and handed out to families in need. It was a day I will remember for ever! Thank you to everyone who joined the party and especially to the ladies at Studio 162 for your generosity!!

My battery died on my camera and I wasn't able to get anymore pictures. If you have some you would like to share please feel free to contact me!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

The ReGifting Store will be offering free pictures with Santa on December 20th from 12-5. Be sure to stop by and visit us!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Free Haircuts!

This past Sunday, the ReGifting Store sponsored free haircuts. It was hosted by Classic Clipper in the same strip mall. The owner of Classic Clipper and a couple stylists from her shop offered up their Sunday to give free haircuts. They were joined by Shea from Angelique's Salon and Sidette from Studio 162. We had free coffee, homemade cookies, donuts that Krispy Kreame donated and Bananas donated from Camas Produce. It was a fantastic display of what the community can do to help one another!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Today was a good day.......

A couple weeks ago, we were approached at the ReGifting Store by a woman. She needed help with her rent, she had lost her job and was desperate to find a new one but in the meantime was unable to make ends meet and was about to be evicted from her home. We had a good month of sales in October and we were able to help her with her rent.

We received news today that she found a job and starts orientation tomorrow. I am so very happy for her and I find comfort in knowing that we were able to help her. With the support of our community, we have made a difference in her life..........

Today was a good day

Sunday, November 8, 2009

How it all began ........

The ReGifting Store opened three months ago. I first found out about this store while reading another blog and decided to go check it out. I instantly fell in love. The store had only been open for a month but I could tell it was going to be my favorite place to thrift shop. It is located right down the street from my house so I found myself there nearly every night that week.

After a week of shopping, I started talking to the man who opened the store and found out that it's a non-profit and completely run by volunteers, any profit they make is used to help the community. I visited a few more times and decided I wanted to become more involved. For the past 6 weeks I have spent nearly every day volunteering my time. I have witnessed so much kindness and so many stories have touched my heart. I hope my journey will inspire you to be part of something bigger than you ever thought possible.