Monday, January 12, 2009

The Nuns Thrift Store

I wanted to see first hand the thrift store that can generate enough revenue (with a little golf tourney on the side) that would support feeding 2,500 families in a year, so Tom and I took a field trip ride to the Mission Thrift Store, sponsored by my new favorite 8 nuns.

This is the winter clothing side of the sort and storage room. There were 5 rows deep, 9 boxes tall and 10 rows of winter clothing donation that they have received. There was a summer clothing side that wasn't as big (for now), but still sizable.
The clothing sorter on site today was a sweet old lady whose name I have forgotten. She comes to donate her time once a week and has been doing so for 9 years. She was cheery.