Assistance League holds meet and greet at thrift shop; Volunteer of the Year named
The nonprofit Assistance League of Rancho San Dieguito held a community meet and greet reception at its thrift shop, which supports charitable programs for the community; the shop’s manager was named Volunteer of the Year
The nonprofit Assistance League of Rancho San Dieguito held a community meet and greet reception at its thrift shop in Encinitas. Proceeds from the volunteer-run store go to the community philanthropic programs that serve local children and adults.
One of the nonprofit’s popular programs is Operation School Bell, which provides new school clothing to children. Other programs include preschool English literacy, help for assault survivors, flowers for seniors, scholarships for local youths and the Knifty Knitters program, where members make hats and other knitted items that are donated items to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.
The thrift shop’s manager, Wendy Morris, was named the group’s Volunteer of the Year for 2020-2021.
Among the many hurdles Morris overcame to support the nonprofit group was the reopening of the thrift shop. She researched state, county and city guidelines, completed the forms, obtained gallons of hand sanitizer, organized the construction of plexiglass shields and was ready to open the store as soon as the health guidelines permitted it.
The shop is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Saturday at 1540 Encinitas Blvd.
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