First & Second Thrift Store planning--and celebrating!
First and Second Thrift Store is pleased to have found a winter manager for the thrift store. Gerry Grant has worked at the store and at the donation center and is ready and able to take on the task. Summer store manager Lois Johnson said, "We are very excited about her taking the challenge!"
This is a non-paid position but all of the volunteer hours earn money for your favorite charity. This year that amount is $12 per hour.
Volunteers are also being sought to work at the donation center, which is located behind the Senior Center. Donations are accepted at the newly re-organized garage Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
First & Second Thrift Store profits benefit more than 30 different community nonprofits
The money has been used for a range of things such as completion of a handicap entrance at the Cook County Historical Society museum, classroom items, for church building upgrades, for a scholarship and much more.
Save Aug. 15 at 4:30 p.m. for the first of this year’s pay out celebration at the Senior Center in Grand Marais.
The event is a celebration and the community is invited to explore the program’s accomplishments. Coffee and goodies will be served as well. Over $23,600 for raised by volunteers from Jan. 1 through June 30 will be presented. “If all goes as planned, at this time next year the shop will have given a quarter of a million dollars back to the nonprofits in Cook County!” said Johnson.
Contact Bev Green at the Cook County Senior Center for more information about First and Second at (218) 387-2660.