A Very Successful Thrift Shop Reopening

Ku'ulei and Sherri

A Very Successful Thrift Shop Reopening (June 2)

Assistant League of Hawaii’s Thrift Shop had a very successful re-opening today (June 2) after being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic since March 18, 2020. Dozens of people were in line before the Thrift Shop opened.

The Thrift Shop glass door was shattered by a vandal two days before reopening.

Our member volunteers who worked as cashiers, donation and door monitors, and floor floaters were very thankful to be there helping our customers who waited for weeks for us to reopen.

The Thrift Shop was vandalized two days before reopening on Sunday morning. Someone smashed the glass door window to our entryway. Emergency repairs were made after a plywood slab was applied the area where the glass shattered. Our security cameras got images of the vandal and the case was turned over to the Honolulu Police Department.

Sales from our Thrift Shop helps fund our various charity programs including Operation School BellR, Operation Wildlife, OSB Literacy Services, Outreach, We Care and Share. Assistance League of Hawaii has helped many Hawaii students with reading, environmental awareness and school supplies.

The Thrift Shop is operating on a 4-hour, two-day-a-week schedule. We are open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. Masks are required for customers to be admitted. More details are in on our revised Thrift Shop guidelines.

Thanks to the member volunteers who made the opening happen: Ku’ulei Pai, Sheri Sunabe, Peggy Monell, Margie Van Swearingen, Joan Helbling, Mary Monohon, Nancy Sparcino, Sharon Ehrhorn, Gerri Migita, Shelton Higa, Aaron Awaya (with their crew for fixing the door) and Davin Preza.

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