The local organization that makes the most of local clothing and other donations has delivered another $3,000 to community not-for-profit programming.
The DORCAS Ladies — a service organization of the Osoyoos United Church — recently delivered cheques to both the Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society ($2,000) and Osoyoos Elementary School ($1,000).
The funds were provided through the group’s operation of a thrift shop located in the church basement.
This is no small potatoes operation.
Proceeds from the thrift shop, which has successfully operated for more than 50 years, are returned to the South Okanagan community with donations to local organizations and charities.
“We’ve given out close to $70,000,” said manager Elaine Taylor of donations made to various local charities over the past 12 months.
Birgit Arnstein, president of the water quality society, said the money her organization received will go into an accumulating fund for a new pontoon boat. OES money was earmarked for lunch and backpack programs.
“We gave them $1,000 in 2018 and now we’re giving them another $1,000,” said Ms. Taylor of the school funding.
The Thrift Shop is open Tuesdays to Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Its entrance is at the back of the church.