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.