MONTHS OF SERVICE: Three
WHAT SHE DOES: "I'm a 'go-for.' I go for this and I go for that. I do anything they tell me to do, except the cash register. Customer service, merchandise. I work with the customers, talking to them, straightening up."
WHY SHE DOES IT: "What I liked about this store was it was such a good cause. This is a thing I'm interested in because I was a foster child. I believe in what they do."
THE ORGANIZATION: Making Ends Meet Bargain Center
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: The bargain center is a thrift store that provides income to support Julie's House, a shelter for homeless women and their children. It is also a resource center, providing clothing and household items to needy families. The store is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The center accepts all donations. Items that are not used are donated to Mercy Ministries.
GREATEST NEEDS: Volunteers are needed to work in the thrift store. The center also needs a truck, which is tax deductible, said Executive Director Pat Bourke. The store needs spring and summer clothing, especially children's clothing.
HOW YOU CAN HELP: Donate clothing, household goods and furnishings by dropping them off at the center during its business hours. Large items can be picked up. To make arrangements for a pickup or to volunteer, call Bourke at (706) 836-2781.