Perhaps you’ve noticed: The volunteers at Thrift Shops for Nova West Island are extraordinary. And, much like the Cabbage Patch Dolls shown here, no two of us are identical.
Yes, this IS the way I see it. Volunteering for Thrift Shops for Nova gives us superpowers: the powers to help, to give and to care; the power to offer compassion, companionship and services; the power to listen to and share stories. We ARE strong and invincible! Thank you, Thrift Shops for Nova, for giving us this opportunity.
I often spend a good chunk of my Friday shifts “playing” with fabric in the Ste. Anne de Bellevue Thrift Shop. I say “playing” because, even though it is work that takes time, energy and perseverance, I love it.
Over 200 dedicated volunteers at Nova take care of the day to day operations of our five West Island thrift shops. Some are behind the scenes and are involved in the preparation, pricing and restocking of our shelves. Others attend more directly to the customers’ needs, helping them find the products they’re looking for andContinue reading “Missing Pieces”
On Saturday, the first day of our May half-price sale, I was thrilled to meet N, a lovely young woman who apparently comes into our Ste. Anne boutique regularly. Since my regular shift is Friday, I had not seen her before.