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Local thrift shop pays it forward

$2,000 was donated to the Salvation Army
Board member Alroy Brouwer (centre) with Pauline Johnston (left) Bail Program Manager Barrie for the Salvation Army and Mary Ann Banje, Director of Programs,Salvation Army.  Photo submitted by reSource Thrift Shop

Wednesday morning, members of the reSource Thrift Shop stopped by the Salvation Army at their Lillian Crescent location to present the organization with a donation.  

"It is always so amazing to see how community organizations are at work locally and today was a very insightful visit to the Salvation Army’s Bail Verification and Supervision Program," said Alroy Brouwer, board member of reSource Thrift Shop Barrie South. "The work done through this program provides such practical experience, guidance and relationship building opportunities in our community."
As a board, the reSource Thrift Shop Barrie South, was blessed to donate $2,000 to this program this morning on behalf of the Thrift Shop.
"We also gratefully acknowledge the hard work of the volunteers that help to make this donation happen," said Thrift Shop Board Member, Maria Abbott. "We all come together for a common purpose at the shop: working for local charities and local Christian education. It is amazing how many donations come into the store and the amount of work our volunteers in order for funds to go back into the community. As a Thrift Shop, it is a "win-win" really, we divert items that would otherwise go to the landfill and we can help the community at the same time."
In 2015, a small group of excited parents, grandparents and alumni  from Timothy Christian School began a journey to open a not-for-profit thrift shop with the purpose of raising funds for local Christian education and local charities.
reSource Thrift Shop Barrie South opened up in November 2015 at 28 Commerce Park Drive Unit B in Barrie (just across Sojourns). Business hours are: Monday 10-3, Tuesday - Saturday 10-5. Accepting donations during business hours.