Thrift shop vital to Community Care

After much hard work and planning on the part of many it was in August of 2001 that Community Care for Seniors opened the doors of the Thrift Shop.

Almost nineteen years later it remains a success for the agency. All funds raised at the Shop stay in The County to assist older adults to live in a home environment in reasonable independence.

The Thrift Shop is operated daily by volunteers.  There are 60 great people who offer their time to help with daily functions of the shop. The volunteers are supported by a member of the agency staff as well as by one of the volunteers who schedule the shifts of the volunteers. There are, however, no paid staff on site at the shop. A

ll of the inventory in the shop has been generously donated by members of our community. You’ll find housewares, electronics, knick knacks, lamps, furniture, linens, toys, clothing for the whole family and more. The volunteers accept donations of items anytime the shop is open.

Periodically the Thrift Shop holds Silent Auctions.  To ready the items for the silent auctions, the volunteers set aside special items that have been donated and organize an auction. Keep an eye out for announcement of upcoming Silent Auctions.

The Thrift Shop is open Mondays from 1-4 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. To donate your unwanted items to the Thrift Shop call 613-476-1555.  Our volunteers will be glad to help you clear the clutter. If you have 3 hours a week to volunteer at the Thrift Shop then please contact us to start the conversation.

Volunteers sort and price the donations, provide customer service and pick up donated items from members of our community.  To volunteer you can stop by the Community Care office at 74A King Street in Picton call 613-476-7493 or email [email protected] For more information and to learn about upcoming sales follow the Thrift Shop Facebook page.

Stop in at the Thrift Shop often to see what’s just in. The volunteers will be happy to see you there!

Upcoming County Seniors Centre programs

It’s important that people call and register for all programs. When you do so we will give you all the details. If you don’t register there’s the chance that a program/event will be cancelled. Just showing up to the first class or to an event is really not an option. Please call 613-476-7493 and register.

Seniors – Learn How to Use Facebook at an afternoon workshop on Tuesday, January 28th in Sophiasburgh Town Hall. We’re having a registered dietitian present on the topic of Lunch Health and Eating Well on Friday, January 31st in the Ameliasburgh Town Hall. Come and get your questions answered.

Social Euchre starts on Tuesday, February 4th in the Hillier Town Hall and runs for 10 weeks.

-Debbie MacDonald Moynes