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WCS planning ladies’ night out activities at its Elmira thrift store

Woolwich Community Services is calling on locals to shop for a good cause. The WCS is holding a ladies night at the Woolwich Thrift Shop inviting visitors for an evening of door prizes, gift certificates and live music inside the store.

WCS representative Leigh-Anne Quinn said the thrift shop is one of the organization’s most successful year-round fundraising ventures, with all profits going back into various programs.

Broker of record Bonnie Brubacher (right) and broker Schanna Rozema hand Don Harloff of Woolwich Community Services a donation of $4,460 at the Royal LePage building in Elmira July 20. [elena maystruk / the observer]
The shop’s popularity encourages the WCS to keep an eye out for interesting event ideas. When the organization was approached by Mary Kay Consultant Abbey Martin and esthetician Megan Sheeringa, the idea for a ladies’ night began to take form, she added.

“We always look for fun things to do in the store. We were actually approached by Abby Martin and Megan Sheeringa about partnering with us in some way. As we got to chatting we thought it would be really nice to have a ladies’ night at the store where all women’s clothing is 50 per cent off and then they can come in and also provided their service for free, kind of as a pampering night,” said Quinn.

The event will run on Aug. 1 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Thrift Shop on 48 Arthur St. S. and will feature women’s clothing and accessories sold at half price as well as complimentary professional beauty treatments. Quinn said some products like brand name apparel and accessories have been reserved for the event. Any funds raised will go towards various WCS services such as Woolwich food bank, the family violence prevention program and the youth centre.

Martin and Sheeringa will be offering their services, providing hand treatments and nail painting. Martin will also be handing out Mary Kay samples to visitors, promoting another fundraiser affiliated with her company. Throughout the evening Sheeringa will be accepting donations for nail painting and organizers are also asking for donations of clothing, gently used house hold items and books.

Quinn explained that Martin approached WCS with a plan to create a series of “Looking Good and Giving Back” events that will involve showcasing various Mary Kay products and donating 25 per cent of all sales to WCS efforts.

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