Diversity Thrift had a surplus of school supplies that Assistant Manager Ava Entzminger had set aside to redistribute to local students. She reached out to Ralph Stuckey, Director of Resident Services for Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority who recommended the supplies go to the summer recreation program at Calhoun Community Center. On delivery day, students helped unload the donation which included school supplies, art supplies, bookbags, and books.
Pictured with students are Ralph Stuckey (standing wearing purple shirt), Ava Entzminger (wearing red shirt), and Daniel Goodson, Donation Processor.
This volunteer team from GSK recently helped us break down our big Christmas in July Sale in the event hall. What would have taken us all day to clear out took just a few hours with these dedicated folks. One of the volunteers used to work in our building before we bought it, and told us that our event hall area was previously used for research and development for things like cough syrup, pain reliever, and lip balm. Who knew? Thanks for your help, GSK!
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