Seeking donated used tools and volunteers
Inez Russell, executive director of Waco’s Friends for Life, announced the newest project for the 30-year old organization Marchof 2019. The group opened a tool thrift shop at 430 Lake Air Dr. (the old Another Season’s Consignment Shop) in August of 2019. Hours are Tuesday - Saturday from 10 am - 5:30 pm.
The project is patterned on a successful program in Fairport, NY, which has raised more than $750,000 in its 8-year history for a senior services program in Fairport. The New York program is sharing valuable information with Friends for Life on setting up the new shop. The program will be staffed and managed by volunteers with the goal of providing on-going funding for Friends for Life’s work with the elderly and people with disabilities in 45 Texas counties.
The shop needs shelving, display units, bins for small items and pegboards to hang tools, as well as building tools. To donate please contact Charlie at 254.772.8100 ext. 502 to schedule a time to drop off or have your tools picked up. View a list of what we do and do not accept here.
If you are interested in Volunteering, Click here to learn more!!
For more information, please go friendsforlife.org, call Charlie Turner, 772-7600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The following link features a video about the Fairport, NY, program from 2015 that gives a nice overview of what the new shop will be: