November 18, 2013
Community Care's Boutique
The clothing loaded and ready to be moved up the street to 165 Main.
"We've turned a challenge into an opportunity" said Debbie MacDonald Moynes, Executive Director of The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association. The agency operates a successful Thrift Shop at 281 Main Street in Picton with
housewares and furniture on the main level and the clothing and linen section on the second floor. With remodeling to be done, the upstairs section is closed to customers.
"We decided to move our clothing to a temporary location and we looked for a spot on Main Street with no stairs to climb," continued MacDonald Moynes. 165 Main Street was rented on November 15th, with the move-in on November 18th
and opening two days later. A Grand Opening is planned for Friday, November 22'nd. "We can only do this because of our wonderful volunteers who are committed to this effort to raise funds to help seniors live at home," said MacDonald Moynes.
"Community Care for Seniors relies heavily on the funds generated through its Thrift Shop activities in support of the programs offered by the agency. Through the generosity of individuals who donate the inventory and the enthusiastic and tireless support of volunteers, the operation provides a vital link to helping seniors enjoy their years in a home environment. 100% of the
Thrift Shop funds go to helping seniors," commented Ken Noble, Treasurer for Community Care.
The main floor level at 281 Main Street continues to be open Mondays 1-4pm and Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm. Community Care's Boutique at 165 Main Street has used clothing for the whole family and is open 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday. Donations of clothing and linens will be accepted at this location. Donations of anything else will be accepted at 281 Main
Street. New volunteers are always welcome. Call 613-476-7493 if you can give 3 hours a week to help.
The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association offers services such as Meals on Wheels, transportation to medical appointments, noon-time dinners for seniors, foot care, help with forms (including Income Tax), respite, home aintenance, rural route reassurance and telephone reassurance programs. The agency is partly funded by the Ministry of
Health & Long-Term Care through the Local Health Integration Network and supported by donations and community fundraising efforts, such as Community Care's Thrift Shop at 281 Main Street and clothing Boutique now at 165 Main Street in Picton.
For more information call Community Care at 613-476-7493