Thursday, February 4, 2010

Getting the Thrift Store ready for Valentines Day!!

I work at a Thrift Store.
It is So Fun!!
Everyday we get lots & lots of donations.
We are nonprofit and benefit PROVIDENCE HOME for teens in need of a temporary home.
Sometimes parents are sick (or dying).
Sometimes parents have issues (like drugs, sinful habits, violent actions) and
kids need a place to stay for a while (3 months is the max.) to see if the issues
can be resolved or a family member can step up and take them.
They may need foster care, but this is a place to go and wait and see.

Isn't the store lovely?
We try to keep only good, clean and sweet smelling stuff.
Honest, we do !!

Our donors are the best!

I work hard, at the cash register mostly, but I always have bags of clothes, or
boxes of glassware or dishes etc. to clean between customers.
When I get home I'm tired.
all that lifting and dragging things to the dumpster and hanging clothes can wear a person out!
But, the Lord gave me a job that suits me and makes me feel that I am doing a useful thing.
Thats all I've got for today!

leave a comment and tell me what the Lord has for you to do!


  1. Your thrift store looks nicer than any thrift store I've ever seen! What a great charity it beneifits, too. If I'm ever in the area, I would love to visit it.

    The thrift stores around here aren't very nice, but if you dig around you can find some nice things sometimes.

  2. What a wonderful job! We have a thrift store down the block run by the different local churches and it is beautiful. In fact, it looks a lot like yours. Ours has a food pantry as well.

    I usually avoid thrift shops because they are a cluttered mess and you have to dig through tons of stuff to find what you want. I would definitely shop in yours though. It looks nice and organized and clean!

  3. Oh my goodness, I'd be in SOOO much trouble if I worked in a thrift store! I have a hard enough time just trying to drive BY a Goodwill store. My car has a mind of her own and somehow she keeps pulling up to a Goodwill store and forces me to go in. (That's my story and I'm sticking with it....)

  4. By the way, I emailed you! Let me know if you don't get it or if you don't hear back from me. My computer is crazy sometimes!

  5. WOW! That is one of the nicest looking thrift stores I have ever seen! I am glad you enjoy working there and they are lucky to have you! :)