Category Archives: Volunteering

Stay Home, Wash Your Hands, Give If You Can

Friends, we are living in weird times. The COVID-19 virus has basically put a halt to everything, including thrifting and this is NOT a blog post to complain about how a virus has cramped my shopping options. This is a … Continue reading

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Thank a Woman for Thrift Shops

It’s International Women’s Day today and it occurs to me that the thrift shop movement owes its existence to women. I once worked for Mennonite Central Committee, the relief, development and peace organization of the Mennonite and Brethren in Christ … Continue reading

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Be It Resolved

I’ve written before about my experience as a volunteer at the MCC Abby East Thrift Shop in Abbotsford. I made the decision to volunteer several years ago. It was my New Year’s resolution and it’s actually the only resolution that … Continue reading

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New Year’s Thrifty Resolutions

The best New Year’s resolution that I ever made – and the only one I’ve kept – was to volunteer at a local thrift shop. I’ve been going almost weekly to the MCC Abby East Thrift Shop in Abbotsford for… … Continue reading

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Adventures in Burnaby Thrifting – Part Two

Last week I found a fabulous, brand new thrift shop that impressed me so much I wanted to dedicate a blog to it. I think you’ll agree it’s a gem. The Journey Home Thrift Shop – 7337 Edmonds Street, Burnaby … Continue reading

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Adventures in Burnaby Thrifting – Part 1

I had the opportunity to do a little thrift road trip today after dropping my son off at his home in Burnaby. I plotted a route along Kingsway, with a little detour onto Edmonds and scored some great stuff. I’ll … Continue reading

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Thrifty Theatre

One of my  passions – other than thrift shopping – is theatre. I LOVE going to the theatre. I love musicals, comedies, Shakespeare, drama, farce. There is something magical about being transported for a couple of hours to another place … Continue reading

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