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!
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!
Posted on April 16, 2020 by Al Greater-Placer Nuggets Written By Carol Barry “When something goes bad, turn it around, and find something good.” Assistance League of Greater Placer members are not homebodies by nature. Quite the opposite. We love to raise funds that we can use to provide clothing, scholarships or educational aids for … More Staying Connected
FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE Posted on December 2, 2017 by AL Greater-Placer Nuggets Written by Julie Sage They come shopping with a sense of optimism and purpose in fulfilling their needs. Customers at our Assistance League Thrift Shop oftentimes share their shopping requests with our volunteer staff. For me, it is always interesting working … More ALGreaterPlacer-Nuggets Transforming Lives – Strengthening Community
Posted on October 7, 2017 by AL Greater Placer Nuggets Written and compiled by Julie Sage We have been blessed with having the same “sparkling” volunteer for 30 YEARS as our “Jewelry Lady”. BERTIE CAIN gives her time and energies to keeping our Assistance League Thrift Shop’s jewelry cases full, with priced attractive gems to … More A TREASURED GEM!
Posted on September 2, 2017 by AL Greater Placer Nuggets by Julie Sage… and… Program Chair Judy Mecum When someone feels good about what they are wearing, it raises their self-esteem and boosts their confidence level. A shopping experience at our Assistance League Thrift Shop, with your own personal shopper, makes you feel … More The Clothes We Wear Matter!
Written by Julie Sage HOOKED! The sun shone overhead, the pool water was clear and refreshing, and 1960’s music permeated the outside space. An aerobics swimming instructor called out the exercise cadence and 8 mature women stepped lively to the beat. I was surrounded by 4 women whose bodies moved easily in the water and also … More Transforming Lives – Strengthening Community
Written by Julie Sage plus guest contributors Successfully entering our 30th year of operation, (1987-2017), we have had dedicated member volunteers who have provided valuable leadership to our nonprofit organization. They have contributed their time and talents to our Assistance League of Greater Placer chapter’s development and helped further our mission. We began in 1987 … More Pass the Gavel – 8 Leadership Legacies
Written and compiled by Julie Sage Over 200 women have made the CHOICE to join Assistance League of Greater Placer and volunteer their personal service through community-based philanthropic programs. Our husbands and male companions never signed up, but spend a great deal of time and effort in supporting our chapter wherever needed. Some wives affectionately … More FREEDOM OF CHOICE?
Written by Sandy Johnson Just like the “Cinderella” fairy tale, Assistance League of Greater Placer has TEN FAIRY GODMOTHERS working their magic in assisting local high school girls with obtaining affordable, stylish dresses for Homecoming and Prom events. In April 2016, a planned series of future dress events was nurtured by Head Fairy Godmother, Sherri … More Like Magic – Dresses Appear