New 2 You Thrift Store recently donated $9,000 to three local non-profits, which brought its donation total to $147,200. Mercy Hospice, Meals on Wheels, and Jefferson Economic Development Institute each received $3,000.
“Thank you New 2 You for being so awesome!,” said JEDI Executive Director Nancy Swift. “We continue to love and support your social enterprise and we are grateful for your support of our organization as well. This quarter’s contribution will be used to support the Market Match program at the Mt. Shasta Farmers Market. That program matches SNAP, WIC, and Senior Nutrition vouchers up to $15 per market day. This means low income shoppers buy more produce and farmers sell more produce. It is a win-win. Thank you again for your contribution.” stated JEDI Executive Director Nancy Swift.
“I don’t need to tell you what Hospice means to our community. You know. But here’s something you might not know: Hospice needs the support of our community,” said Hospice Mt. Shasta secretary Eva Moll. “Often, the reimbursement from Medicare, Medi-Cal and private insurance does not cover the cost of providing individualized care needs.”
Hospice Services Manager Kristine Neel, RN, BSN, said, “We at Mercy Hospice Mt. Shasta are so grateful for the support from the wonderful people at New 2 You Thrift Store. They work tirelessly to gather, sort and display donated goods for all to enjoy and purchase. And the proceeds to the various local non-profit agencies is amazing! Thank you to Sandy and her crew for supporting our hospice work as we provide for those in need at the end of life. The donated funds we receive go directly to the unique needs of our current Hospice patients.”
Meals on Wheels donations will go to the home delivery program supporting at risk seniors in the four south county areas.
District Administrator Mike Rodriguez notes that “the continued support from Sandy Patterson and the New-2-You Shop greatly assists and preserves the availability of our existing senior services. We depend so-much on outside financial support and our seniors directly benefit from the generosity of our community partners.”
Patterson describes New 2 You as being “like a boutique but with thrift store prices. A lot of people are going through tough times, so we are here to lend a helping hand. We donate clothing and collect food for people in need in Siskiyou County. We donate clothes, walkers and canes to the hospital, and help several churches with the homeless and needy.
“Our purpose includes relief of the poor and distressed, advancement of educational opportunities through on-the-job training, and to lend a helping hand whenever we can.
“We let people work for necessities they cannot afford and provide $50 worth of clothing and necessities for women working with the Siskiyou Domestic Violence Shelter Program,” said Patterson.
A free box located outside is filled with clothes, blankets, and household items to anyone in need. It is open during store hours Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
New 2 You donates prizes to non-profit groups for fundraising events and has donated coats at Mount Shasta City Park for the annual Thanksgiving Dinner, according to Patterson. They also donate clothing to the high school and the College of the Siskiyous Theater Department; and will provide $50 worth of necessities to anyone who has no insurance and loses a house in a fire.
New 2 You offers an opportunity for people to work off community service requirements as well, including juvenile delinquents.
“I feel so fulfilled that we are accomplishing what we set out to accomplish,” Patterson said. “The community donates to the store. The store fills a need in our community for many people. The proceeds benefit non-profits that are, in turn, serving their vast numbers of people. It’s a win-win situation. I could never have imagined all that was possible here. Thank you to all the patrons. We hope to be here forever.”
New 2 You is having a “Huge Indoor Rummage Sale” on Dec. 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 412 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd. in Mount Shasta. There will be a $2 a Bag sale for clothes with no tags, and everything else will be even more affordable than the sticker price.
The entry fee to the sale is one or more can(s) of food to help the less fortunate.
Patterson expressed gratitude for the “dedicated and hard-working volunteers. She said more volunteers are always needed and welcome, especially setting up and breaking down the summer rummage sales.
Call 918-9570 for more information.