Portland, Oregon 2021-10-21 09:00:00 –
ReTails opens every November and revenue benefits the Humane Society
Portland, Oregon (KOIN) – Holidays are just around the corner, and for a local animal shelter, the season means a busy time for thrift shops.
The Humane Society in southwestern Washington will open its annual holiday thrift shop. ReTails, Every November. This year, the organization has collected hundreds of wreaths, ornaments, snow globes and Santa.
The holiday shop Ann Menard showed us everything from wacky to invaluable. She told KOIN 6 News that all proceeds from the holiday thrift shop would go to the shelter.
Jennifer Rylander, Operations Director at ReTails, described all the work to classify huge donations.
“Staff and volunteers are working hard to receive these Christmas donations, organize them from regular donations, price them, and store them properly. As we approach the holiday season, we begin to withdraw everything.” Relander said. “As you can see, we’re not running out of items. These boxes are full of holiday supplies used to replenish the holiday boutique.”
But this year, the Vancouver boutique actually received so many donations that the Humane Society donation trailer had to be closed. But the organizers said it was all good — just because it meant there was a lot to sell.
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