Archive for Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Time to lend a hand to local thrift shop

October 15, 2003

Good Shepherd Thrift Shop and Food Bank recently asked that area residents curtail donations until today -- in an effort to give the volunteer workers an opportunity to catch up with the furniture, clothing, appliances and other items that have been sent their way.

The thrift shop now appears ready to accept donations of items.

But the thrift shop and food bank always is happy to accept donations of money and food. It seems there's never enough of either to help those member of the Tonganoxie area who have either lost a job or are underemployed.

And as the weather turns cold and as Christmas nears, the need grows exponentially.

And so, it's time for those who can afford to help to lend a hand to others.

Tonganoxie Mayor Dave Taylor on Monday told city council members that he was planning to donate. And he encouraged the council to jump on his bandwagon.

"If anyone on the council wants to join me, we'll get some canned goods up there," Taylor said.

So open up your cupboards and pantries, as well as your checkbooks, to give a boost to those in need.

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