Friday and Saturday June 22nd and 23rd, we will be having a Half Way to Christmas Sale. Be sure to stop out and see what great bargains you can find. The front porch will be filled with some really special items. Weather permitting of course! If necessary, we will move the great deals inside. On Saturday from 11am – 3pm, visit with some animals from Wanderers’ Rest while you’re there. See who benefits from the sales at the thrift shoppe. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Each month the thrift shoppe will have several baskets to raffle off. The empty baskets have been donated to the shoppe but the contents will all be new items, not second hand things from the shoppe. The first three are: a doggie basket including gift certificates for groom and boarding as well as a number of toys, valued at approximately $150; a baking basket with about $30 worth of baking utensils and gadgets, and a movie night basket valued at about $25.
Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Stop by the shoppe or contact a volunteer for tickets. The drawing will be held the last Saturday of the month with new baskets being offered the first Friday of each month. Come on in and take a chance!
Wanderers’ Rest will be holding an adoption event at the thrift shoppe on Saturday June 22nd from 11am – 3pm. Please stop out and meet the animals who benefit from the sales at the thrift shoppe!
Each week we have an item that is on sale for 50% off.
June14th and 15th — Candle holders and candles
June 21st and 22nd — Books
June 28th and 29th — Glassware
July 5th and 6th — All Fabric Items
July 12th and 13th — Games and Puzzles
July 19th and 20th — Planters, Plant Pots and Vases
July 26th and 27th — Movies and Music
August 2nd and 3rd — Animal Figurines
August 9th and 10th — Small Kitchen Appliances
Last year, thanks to the generous donations of people in our surrounding communities, the huge number of people who love a bargain and the fabulous people who volunteer their time, we gave over $20,000 to Wanderers’ Rest. That is every cent we raised with the exception of the sales tax that NY State has to get. “Our” money helped to provide food, medication and vaccinations to the animals passing through the shelter.
Each year, the shelter spends around $4,000 for food (and that’s the discounted price) and over $18,000 for meds and vaccines. Any animal entering the shelter without shot records get all the vaccines they are supposed to have and obviously any sick animal is treated accordingly. So, we didn’t quite cover both costs but hope to do so this year.
Can’t thank everyone enough for all you do, whether giving items to sell, buy those great deals or volunteering time to the shoppe. We would not be the success we are without each one of you!!
The shoppe opened on Friday March 29th to cold rainy weather. However, that did not stop people from coming out and we even had an interview with the Mid York Weekly. We have moved around a lot of areas of the shop. Things seem to get buried if they stay in the same place too long. Many items that were there last fall sold in the first few weeks because we made them more visible. Come in and have a look around. You may be surprised at what you find! Many donations have come in since we opened. We may have that one thing you just can’t live without!!
The thrift shoppe will re-open on Friday March 29, 2013. In preparation, we are cleaning, moving, rearranging and taking in donations of new items. Be sure to plan a trip to see the changes. We are sure you’ll be pleased with our changes and surprised at the new items we have to offer.
We are planning to have a weekly sale item, as last year. We will also post the current want/need/wish list of things the shelter is looking for. There will also be photos of the current available pets at the shelter looking for their forever homes.
Looking forward to seeing everyone again!
Donations can still be left at Wanderers’ Rest during their regular business hours. If you know a volunteer and have items to donate, please contact them to have them arrange a time to leave the donation at the shoppe. Please do not leave donations at the shoppe while we are closed. With no one there, they may be blown away or damaged by the weather. Your cooperation is appreciated.
The Second Chance Thrift Shoppe has closed for the winter. We will reopen on March 29, 2013. We’d like to thank everyone who so generously donated the items we sell/sold. Also, thanks to all who visit us. Weather you are dropping off donations, just looking around or making a purchase, we need and appreciate each of you. With a little publicity and a lot of word of mouth, our second year open was a huge success. Every cent we make goes directly to the care of the animals and this year, we gave them over $20,000.
Thanks to all the volunteers, too. Without them, this could never succeed. Each person working at the thrift shoppe is a volunteer. They give freely of their time to help keep the shoppe open and running smoothly. We are always looking for new volunteers. If you are interested in learning about the rewarding experience of volunteering with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you all next spring! Check out this site prior to our re-opening for the weekly sale items.
A huge thanks to all who collected and donated for the animal victims of the storm that destroyed parts of New York. Our thrift shoppe collected nearly $700 in cash, about 500 pounds of food, 300 pounds of litter and at least 10 huge bags of blankets and towels. In addition to that; toys, treats, collars, leashes and dishes we also added to the load heading to Long Island. Mark Christenson, the new director of Wanderers’ Rest, has connections to three shelter/rescue groups who will benefit from the generosity of upstate New York.
The people of our area are continue to amaze me with the constant outpouring of support for the animals. No only do we continue to get donations of items every day we are open, we have new and returning customers who support our efforts to better the lives of abandoned, abused and neglected animals. Many are animal lovers who have rescued a now beloved pet from a shelter or other bad situation. Most have great stories to tell about a past or present pet. All agree that life without a furry friend is lacking something. With so many animal lovers, it is hard to believe that abuse and neglect are still part of our society. Perhaps, some day, that will no longer be the case.
Thanks to all who continue to give so generously for the benefit of the animals. There is a special place in heaven for those who look out for the welfare of others.