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 March 3, 2018 by AL Greater-Placer Nuggets Written by Julie Sage Come have FUN and play BINGO! The game where balls fly around in machines and players dab their cards with free daubers. If you’ve been before, you know it is a BLAST; if you haven’t, it’s time to see what you’ve been … More BINGO BONANZA!
Posted on January 6, 2018 by AL Greater-Placer Nugget Julie and Santa ‘Barbara’ Written by Julie Sage During November and December, marketing solicitations filled my mailbox. On TV, the radio, in the newspaper, and on street corners, I was inundated with pleas for monetary and material contributions. All were organizations and vendors who … More YEAR ROUND CHEER
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 November 4, 2017 by AL Greater Placer Nuggets Written & Compiled by Julie Sage I grew up in Colusa, California, population 3600. Taking a trip to “the City” meant SAN FRANCISCO (a long two-hour car ride). It was always exciting to stay in the Chancellor Hotel and walk over … More BIG CITY ELECTRICITY!
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 & Janet Wheatley, 2016-17 Chairman The words printed on the appreciation award state: “You never know what light you might spark in others by your kindness”. Jan Krug Linda Dorety As the school year … More Tutor Volunteers Add Spark to Education!