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Elk Valley Thrift Shop begins to give back

Katrin and Marla Taylor are pleased to make a $500 donation to the Frank J Mitchell ‘Heaven Bread’ Breakfast Program marking the first of their planned monthly donations.  - J. Jensen
Katrin and Marla Taylor are pleased to make a $500 donation to the Frank J Mitchell ‘Heaven Bread’ Breakfast Program marking the first of their planned monthly donations.
— image credit: J. Jensen

The Elk Valley Thrift shop was pleased to begin giving back to the community with a $500 donation to the Frank J Mitchell Elementary School breakfast program. Since opening in January, the Elk Valley Thrift Shop has readily established and proven their mission to the Elk Valley community to be sustainable, and to give back to the communities that support them. The Elk Valley Thrift Shop Society intends on making monthly donations to local worthwhile causes and February will see double the amount.

"All the donations we are able to give to the community came directly from the sale of the donated items at the store. It is really amazing to see Elk Valley residents really participating in this cause, simply by donating items to the store," says store manager Katrin Taylor. "We are accepting applications for worthwhile causes at the store or on our Facebook page, and all applications will be kept for the year. It is really an honour to be able to give back to these causes and programs that really benefit the community," she says.

The Elk Valley Thrift Shop Society would like to remind residents that they do also accept pop can tabs, postage stamps and Canadian Tire money, as all will be given to various charities and put to good use. A huge thank you is also extended to sponsors, supporters and volunteers.

 

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