A trip to the thrift shop can be the perfect place to create a style of your own. Thrift shops are unique "green" businesses. They help the environment by keeping many usable items out of landfills. They are the shops that help the community providing affordable shopping for every household and anyone looking to save money. They are changing the shopping culture of many communities.
This is a paradise for collectors and bargain hunters. Actress Eva Mendes, who selected a $6.00 dress from Goodwill to wear to her first Red Carpet event, shows a perfect example of great thrift shopping. More...
Assistance League is celebrating its 80th anniversary as a national nonprofit organization with more than 26,000 member volunteers. The celebration will culminate this September during the 53rd annual National Conference in San Diego with an exhibit at the prestigious Women's Museum of California, one of only five museums of women's history in the country.
Assistance League's National Historian Anne Salenger is guest curator of the exhibit, "From Victorian Parlor to 21st Century Boardroom: The Story of Assistance League in America," running from September 4 to 27. Assistance League's rich history of courageous, forward-thinking women with high ambitions and remarkable achievements aptly fits the museum's mission of "preserving the past…inspiring the future." More...
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In 2013-2014, $38.8 million was returned to local communities; 1.5 million people were assisted; nearly 26,000 member volunteers (including 2,800 Assisteens) in 120 chapters contributed 3.2+ million service hours; Operation School Bell assisted 330,915 children last year and 4.3 million since 1958. Click to read Impact Stories.
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