When Pilgrim Hall is rebuilt, the plan is to include a new version of the Thrift Shop. We expect to have the new thrift shop be similar to the old, with comparable merchandise and volunteer support and hopefully longer hours.
We know from asking for your opinions in in-person interviews and in polls that the congregation is very supportive of bringing back the shop and that many of you look forward to volunteering. Please keep us in mind as we go through this long waiting period.
The Thrift Shop Committee has discussed ways to proceed as we wait for the new shop. One thought that has appeal is to sell “high value” items through alternative venues including eBay, Craigslist, consignment shops and other used merchandise shops. This idea is still in the early stages. If you have experience in selling on eBay, Craigslist, etc., we would like to hear from you.
The members of the committee at present include Bob Helliesen (chair), Mary Fujii, Jonell Lucas and Katie Brookes. Please contact us with your thoughts.