PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – The Hampstead Thrift Shop is looking for more volunteers to help run the community –centered organization.
Residents donate gently-used items to the store and they sell the donate merchandise. Proceeds from sales are donated to various charities, civic organizations, schools and a scholarship fund.
The president for the Hampstead Women’s Club said community members are welcome to volunteer for a few hours at the store before they make a commitment.
According to organization president Pat Truscello, volunteers can work in departments of the store in which they feel most comfortable, like the infant room, house wares, or the boutique of designer clothing.
“I like pairing volunteers with their interests,” said thrift store manager Rose Gates, adding that many volunteers bring a friend to work alongside. “It’s a fun atmosphere. There’s no pressure. We have a good time because we know we are helping the community.”