Meet Our Friends, Community Thrift

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Swapping clothes for W.O.M.A.N., Inc.!

On April 28th, 2013 our Volunteer Events Committee held a Clothing Swap Fundraiser for W.O.M.A.N., Inc. $10 fee, then swap till you drop! But what happened to the clothes that weren’t taken by any of the participants? They all (six bags of them, in fact–our supporters are generous!) got donated to Community Thrift, a wonderful local store that helps more than 200 nonprofits by giving them the proceeds from the sale of second-hand clothes. Among the organization it serves are the Asian Women’s Shelter and San Francisco Women Against Rape (SFWAR).

This is how it works: you bring your unwanted items to Community Thrift and tell them which organization you want your donation to support. The funds are distributed to nonprofits on a quarterly basis (Community Thrift takes only the operation costs). The store is staffed by employees, community service workers, and volunteers.

So if you want to support W.O.M.A.N., Inc., please consider donating your unwanted clothes to Community Thrift! The store is located at 623 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA. The donation drop-off hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily.

To learn more about Community Thrift, please visit their website: http://www.communitythriftsf.org/

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