The 20-foot BigSteelBox container is full and no more donations are being taken for the Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop.
“We were only able to receive donations for a week,” noted auxiliary president Diana Lenihan. “We are so grateful to all the donors who kindly stored their donations for us, and to those who still are.”
The container got filled to the rafters and auxiliary members brought in at least 80 bags of clothing and linen to make more room.
“The volunteers have been busy sorting those items, and others are now able to unpack and put items back on the shelves in the shop as renos are done,” Lenihan pointed out.
The bin was opened Tuesday and started the process of sorting and pricing the donations.
Everyone connected with the auxiliary is looking forward to being back at the shop soon.
“We still are aiming for a later part of June reopening, waiting on a few more essential items to arrive to meet the safety requirements needed to open our doors,” Lenihan indicated.
As for all the new protocols, the safety of volunteers and customers will be the top priority.
“We have done everything possible to ensure that we have carried out all stringent requirements placed on us, so we are hoping the customers will understand any changes that have been made to ensure this,” Lenihan added.
When a reopening date is announced, the auxiliary will inform the public what needs to be done for a smooth transition into the new norm.