The SOS store would like some help with advertising. We have made brochures and posters in English and Spanish and would like some help with getting them put out around the area businesses bulletin boards, break rooms and waiting rooms. Such as Tyson Pork, Tyson Turkey, Rembrandt Enterprise, BVU, churches, laundromats, banks, hospitals, clinics and anywhere else that you may think they could help our cause contact Marty and Kay Broich at firstname.lastname@example.org or 712-299-2302. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Join us just north of the church at the SOS Thrift Store - stop in to shop for housewares, clothing, books, furniture and who knows what else you will find? Revenue from the store Supports Our School!
If you have good quality used items, please drop them off during business hours (do not dump at the north door). No televisions, computers or computer monitors accepted.
If you have an hour or two to donate your time to help in the store, please stop in. We'd love to have you!
Current store hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from noon-5 p.m.
Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and Sundays.
The SOS store is really busy on Saturdays and we need the school families to come to work.
We are asking each school family to sign-up for 3 Saturdays this year. The families that can’t work SOS on Saturday because of their job that supports the family need to sign-up for 3 weekdays.
A little history!
In our 2006 Catholic Schools Week celebration, we named graduates Peg Harrington '76) Flynn and Rae (Harrington '71) Thompson Volunteers of the Year from then Principal Rose (Hoye '67) Davis for their leadership in conceiving the idea of the SOS Thrift Store and bringing it to fruition!
"These two women jumped in with both feet, got down on their hands and knees, scrubbed the floors and walls. They wanted their dream to succeed and their passion and effort caught the eye of others," Davis said in the Black and White newsletter.
"We gratefully and humbly accept this award on behalf of all of our volunteers," said Thompson. "We want to especially thank our mother, Edith (Veehoff) Harrington, St. Mary's Class of 1944. She is our role model."
The idea for a thrift store, whose profits would be used for tuition assistance at St. Mary's School, came out of a parent meeting March 5, 2005. The idea was proposed by Flynn and Thompson at the meeting. They suggested the school and the community would benefit from the store.
The store opened in July 2005 on Flindt Drive and raised $23,000 in the first 23 weeks of operation.
To date, $1.45 million has been contributed to the school thanks to all of the volunteers, donors and shoppers over the years. We thank you all during this Catholic Schools Week.