Store is stocked for winter

The Lumby Community Thrift Store is the heartbeat of Lumby, where bargains can be found and there is plenty of community spirit

The snow looks like it’s here to stay, and we’ve got plenty of boots, sweaters, coats, hats, scarves and mittens here at the Lumby Community Thrift Store to keep you warm.

I just mentioned mittens, so here’s a wee bit of news:  Barb Sturgess has been knitting up a storm —  arthritis is her constant battle but she keeps her hands exercised making mittens that she donates to us. This is what I call community spirit at its finest! She uses up all tail-ends of yarn and wool. With your donations we are able to provide her with these materials; this is a win/win effort.

If you’ve ordered a Christmas hamper, they need to be picked up today between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. right here at Lumby Thrift.

We ask that any food/cash donations to our local food bank be brought here to our store during open hours. If you have donations but can’t bring them in, give us a call at 778-473-3003.

The spirit of Christmas is alive and well here, with almost everything you may need or want at guilt-free pricing.  Our regular specials: Tuesday $5/grocery bag of clothes; Wednesday Seniors Day, offering 50 per cent off most purchases; the last Friday of the month we feature $10 for a large garbage bag of clothing. Every day in December we are offering $5/grocery bag of clothing.

We have responded to our thrifters’  requests to be open on Saturday. To do this, we needed volunteers willing to work, and that they did! Our new hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The generously donated items and the giving spirit is so strong here, it blows my mind every time I stop in for my tea.  With thanks to Margaret, Leona, Debs, Chris (including sidekick Molly) with a few of our other dedicated volunteers, there usually is a goodie to accompany the cup of tea.