October 21, 2013
UP-DATE ON THE DIXON FAMILY SERVICES THRIFT STORE
Doors Will Be Open on Halloween
Parking Lot Rummage Sale Saturday, October 26
DFS planners expect to open the doors for public sales at the 409 North Adams Street Thrift Store on Thursday, October 31 at 2 pm. Though there are still items that need to be purchased, such as shelving, a check-out counter and more it will open with what we have and hopefully in a short time we will have everything needed to make the store complete. We think that as people come to see the store, they may see that they have things at home that can fill the need and want to donate them.
Planners feel Halloween is a the perfect day to open as there will be many people all over town going to parties, downtown trick-or-treat trail, or evening trick-or-treating with their children. They may choose not to shop that particular day but the signs will plant a seed for later bargain shopping days.
Additionally there will be a huge parking lot rummage sale to help clean out the DFS Community Room of many existing donations on Saturday, October 26. There will be a lot of clothes, books, toys, household items, jewelry, furniture, shoes and much more. All the makings for a homemade Halloween costume should be easy to find.
Those who want to help on Saturday can do so by coming to DFS on Saturday morning, the earlier the better. Coordinators will be here by 7:30AM.
A lot of people have expressed their interest in volunteering for the thrift store project and an orientation meeting is scheduled for this Thursday at 1 PM at Dixon Family Services. Those who are interested and able to attend are encouraged to do so. If that meeting does not work and you want to help, call Cookie or Rich at 678-0442 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. At the meeting there will be volunteer job descriptions, volunteer policies and procedures and some forms to fill out.
It is expected that volunteers will indicate the days and times they want to work at the Thrift Store, at DFS sorting and pricing items in the Community Room, or willing to be a pick-up volunteer. Pick-up volunteers should have a truck, trailer or SUV for picking up donations from homes.
It is expected that most of the donors will be from Dixon, but it will be wonderful if surrounding communities of Vacaville, Davis, Winters and more will want to donate as well.
Anyone that wants to get involved in this project, even if not sure how you will be involved, are encouraged to come to the meeting on Thursday at 1PM at Dixon Family Services or call and talk to Rich or Cookie at 678-0442.