It’s been one week since members of the Wallaceburg Christian School community (WCS) attended the grand opening of Re:Find, a charity thrift shop that supports the work of the school. Described by its managers as upscale, funky and eclectic, Re:Find provides customers with a wide range of gently used goods— clothes, furniture, knick-knacks and more. It’s inviting and playful decor sets it apart from most thrift stores.
Six months ago, parents and supporters of Wallaceburg Christian School made plans to begin renovating the 508 James St. location, impressed by shop’s ornate tin ceiling, brick walls and wooden floors.
“It’s a thrift store that doesn’t look like a thrift store,” say Re:Find volunteers. Items for sale in the attractive, uncluttered space are displayed with great care. Attention to detail is evident, down to the last festive garland and coffee table trinket.
“Our vision is to operate this store with a sense of excellence,” says Joannie Smids, a member of the steering committee behind Re:Find.
Although the framework was there from the start, volunteers laboured diligently during the months that followed to install shelving, counters and cabinets.
The volunteer operated store is open Monday to Friday, from 9A.M. to 5 P.M., and on Saturday, from 9A.M. to 2 P.M.