Thrift Store fundraiser a big success

Categories: Prairie News

A large line-up in front of the Thrift Store

On Sunday May 15th, nine prairie Salvation Army Thrift stores hosted an event in honour of the dignity project. The event included a barbecue provided to our long time patrons and shopping on a day that we normally are not open, Sunday. The event was a huge success, generating over $20,000 collectively in a six hour span.

The largest response was at Regina’s Albert Street store.  At one point over 100 guests were waiting outside while 800 people were fed in just 2.5 hours.

“Volunteers were huge!! The Elks club ran and set up the BBQ. They did everything, an amazing job. We had Husbands, daughters, community service, guests and Christian ethics donating their time to help with packing merchandise and keeping the sales floor and change rooms clean,” says Barclay Elles, Thrift Store District Manager for Saskatchewan & Alberta.

The funds raised will go directly to support Salvation Army units and programs on the prairies.