Mission house overwhelmed by donations

St. George’s Anglican Church Mission House has a special thanks to the many people who have donated such excellent quality clothing and household articles to its thrift shop.
They also acknowledge the many regular patrons who support their weekly sales, noting the response of donors and buyers alike has been way beyond any of their dreams.
The mission outreach chosen by the Vestry members is the Atikokan Crisis Centre, with one-fifth of all funds raised to be sent to this worthy cause.
That means $1 out of every $5 spent at the Mission House is being sent there this year.
“I am very excited by what is happening with these weekly Wednesday afternoon sales,” said Brenda Meyers, adding they have a number of volunteers giving of their time and energy.
And many of these are not members of the parish family so this means this venture has become a community effort, she noted.
Meyers said a new venture they’ve tried is having patrons bring their own brown bags and filling it with whatever they can for $2.
The Mission House will continue with this approach on days when the sun is shining but remember, the shop itself will continue to be open, rain or shine, every Wednesday afternoon.
And if enough volunteers are available, the Mission House plans to open the thrift shop on sunny Saturday mornings for a couple of hours this summer.
They request your input into this newest venture.