Now that I have learned about The Junior League I am placed into the community as a volunteer. My placement as we call it is at the Resale Shop. I am quite excited. As a provisional, I spent a lot of time in the Resale Shop working. Now as a member on The Resale Shop committee, I have the opportunity to learn more about the what goes on behind the scenes to make The Resale Shop such as success. The Resale Shop sells gently used clothes the community. But before you turn off, let me add that the Resale Shop isn’t just another thrift store. All of the proceeds made at the Resale Shop go back into the community by funding the various grants that The League awards to groups like The Ronald McDonald House, Easter Seals, Family Eldercare, Habitat for Humanity, Austin Smiles, and the list goes on and on.
In addition to that, every month the resale shop gives foster parents credits to alleviate the costs of things such as clothing and shoes. You would be amazed how much foster parents can purchase for their foster children with the credits. [If you know of a foster parent in Austin, send them our way!]
I am excited about serving at the Shop. I can tell this will be a great year and an awesome placement. If you are in the area, come by and support the community.
What Rox: Sale days at the Resale Shop–Every third weekend of the month (Thursday through Saturday), clothes and sometimes more are half off at the shop…quite the steal and for a great cause.