Thrift for Charity

By College Relations | January 27, 2023

Students pose in front of a rack of clothes available for sale as part of Salmon Arm's Thrift for Charity event

On the heels of a successful Giving Tuesday food drive to support students experiencing food insecurity, the Salmon Arm campus has once again rallied as a small campus with a big heart.

With the rising cost of living and an early and cold start to winter, organizers Olia Bullen (Settlement Services Co-ordinator) and Amy Modahl (Faculty of Communications) had the idea of an on-campus thrift event to help close the gap in student need. The pop-up thrift shop on campus saw faculty, staff, and community members donating clothing, small kitchen appliances, household items, children's clothes, and books donated in the week prior to the event.

Students and the community were invited to come shop on campus with students having first dibs in the first hour of the event. So far, the event has raised more than $631 for the Red Cross with any remaining items heading to the CMHA thrift store. Organizers would like to thank all the volunteers, donors, and shoppers for their support in the event.

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