Did you receive everything you wanted for the holidays? Perhaps you did but there are always a few items that are well, questionable.
Basically, the question is—do I keep it or return it? You know the items I am referring to—that sweater that is too big, or the hat and mittens that don’t match or maybe that pair of socks that just doesn’t fit your style.
However, have you every considered donating these items to charity? This is one of the coldest times of the year and some people can’t even afford warm clothes. So instead of returning that sweater, bring it into Valley Natural Foods and donate it to our Caring Community Casual Clothing Drive (tubs located by the registers). The clothing drive goes through the end of this week (December 31st) and we are collecting new hats and mittens, sweaters, sweatshirts, and lounge pants in all shapes and sizes. All clothing will be donated to the local charity, 360 Communities, which will give all the clothes to families in need.
Also, a special thanks goes out to all our members and shoppers who participated in our Caring Community donation gift bag food drive. Ending on December 21st, the collection was a great success because we sold a whopping 165 bags and raised nearly $650 for the food shelf! Thanks members and shoppers for all your support!
We donated a portion of the proceeds made from each $5.00 gift bag sale along with any cash collected at each register. Because of the success of this giving event we are tenatively planning another special food drive during the month of March, look for details on this within the coming months.
We will also continue to have our food donation barrels located by our store’s exit. 360 Communities’ food shelf is always in need of canned fruit, canned tuna, canned chicken, pancake mix, syrup, peanut butter and jelly, canned peas, juice boxes and personal hygiene items such as shampoo and toothpaste.