Second Story Treasures Thrift Store
The Langley Hospice Society’s Second Story Treasures Thrift Store was incorporated in 1998 with a mandate to raise funds to support Langley Hospice’s palliative and bereavement programs. Not only is the store an excellent source of revenue, it provides an opportunity for volunteers to work together to support a common cause. Many of our volunteers have experienced the loss of a loved one, and have gone through our bereavement programs – truly a community of friends helping friends.
We pride ourselves on the philosophy of “reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink” which is a plus for the environment. To that end, we really encourage people to drop off items that are gently used, so we will be able to sell them. At times, volunteers take items home to repair, paint or transform. However, as is the nature of thrift stores we are not able to sell everything and we do try our very best to keep items out of the landfill. We are very fortunate to have a company that purchases our recycling and they pay by the pound. We were astonished at year end that our recycling totaled 141,868 pounds which is equal to 70.9 tons!!
We would not be the success we are without our loyal donors dropping off their often prized possessions, devoted customers who purchase that “special treasure” at a bargain price, staff, volunteers and dedicated community partners. A heartfelt thanks to all of you!
Check out our Facebook Page Second Story Treasures for a sneak peak of some of the available treasures in store this week!
Largest total daily sales since the store opened in 1998 to March 30/12 = $5,121.75
Recycled goods totaled 141,868 pounds = 70.9 tons
Over 114,300 items were sold at an average of $3.79 each (included in that total is 20,128 articles of clothing and 2,782 pairs of shoes!)
72 volunteers contributed 17,885 hours to make the store a success