Written by Carol Barry “For every challenge encountered, there is opportunity for growth.” – Unknown So many local businesses have not weathered the restrictions and protocols of the pandemic. Empty storefronts and For Lease signs are now visible in most shopping centers, downtowns and old towns. While we shelter in place in fear for our … More THRIFT SHOP REVIVAL!
Written by Carol Barry “Children are one third of our population and all of our future.” – The Promotion of Child Health, 1981 Besides our fabulous Thrift Shop, the Assistance League® of Greater Placer (ALGP) might possibly be best known for our Operation School Bell® School Clothing Program. It would be hard to think of … More EVERYTHING ABOUT 2020 WAS MORE CHALLENGING
Posted on December 15, 2020 Al Greater-Placer Nugget Written by Carol Barry “Congratulate yourself whenever you have done your best, regardless of the outcome.” Jonathan Lockwood Huie It’s that time of year . . . you know the drill . . . it’s all about counting our blessings, letting go of the trials and tribulations … More HERE’S TO VOLUNTEERS!
Posted on November 15, 2020 Al Greater-Placer Nugget Written by Carol Barry “The computer was born to solve problems that did not exist before.” Bill Gates There’s no doubt that sheltering in place in 2020 is critically important to our health. We’ve adapted, read more books, cleaned out closets, drawers and garages. We’ve sorted through … More THANKFUL FOR TECHNOLOGY
Posted on October 15, 2020 Al Greater-Placer Nugget Written by Carol Barry “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill On a beautiful Sierra Foothills day, we might be hiking along the Yuba River or reaching our gloved hands down into rich soil to nestle … More PEOPLE JUST LIKE US NEED HELP
Posted on September 18, 2020 Al Greater-Placer Nugget Written by Carol Barry “Little things are BIG.” Yogi Berra Living in a communal facility can be a necessary, often life-enhancing solution for seniors. These wonderful people range in age from the fifties to the nineties and are just like you and me, except they may have … More SMALL THINGS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Posted on August 23, 2020 Al Greater-Placer Nugget Written by Carol Barry “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” Stephen Hawking So what are YOU doing while sheltering-in-place for the fifth consecutive month this year? ? ? Perhaps you are learning to use your online resources more??? Some of us seniors are struggling to … More A NEW WAY TO SHOP!
Posted on July 15, 2020 by Al Greater-Placer Nugget Written by Carol Barry “You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.” Winston Churchill Amidst a multitude of COVID-19 restrictions lives an energetic and dynamic team of teens from grades 7 – 12 who channel their youthful enthusiasm … More YOUTHFUL VOLUNTEERS
Posted on June 15, 2020 by Al Greater-Placer Nugget Written By Carol Barry “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” W.B. Yeats Throughout COVID-19 stay-at-home months, Assistance League® of Greater Placer (ALGP) Scholarship Committee members have been busier than ever STAYING CONNECTED with their scholarship recipients by email, … More TURNING LIVES AROUND
Posted on May 13, 2020 by Al Greater-Placer Nugget Written By Carol Barry “Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” Ryunosuke Satoro A lot has been said about the magic of teamwork. Nowhere is magic more evident than in our Assistance League of Greater Placer Thrift Shop. Sherri Ewoldt and Sharon Roloff … More Teamwork!