New Board Members as of 4/24/2019:
President Nick Landgraf
Vice President Maggie Reyes
Secretary Kim McCleary
Treasurer Caron Iehl
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!
Current store hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from noon-5 p.m.
Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and Sundays.
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.