The ReTails Thrift Shop is owned and operated by Triangle nonprofit, AnimalKind, and volunteers were asked to create a winter wonderland display using snow-themed craft projects along with items found in the store.
Supporting the AnimalKind Mission
Outreach Coordinator for AnimalKind, Laura Walton, recently began asking volunteer groups to decorate their display windows to encourage passersby to stop in and shop. She also wanted the displays to inform the public of AnimalKind’s mission:
…to end the unnecessary euthanasia of adoptable cats and dogs in North Carolina shelters.
Volunteers created two 3-dimensional displays in two windows and two large posters for the adjoining windows. After introductions and learning more about AnimalKind, volunteers chose the projects they wanted to work on.
Volunteer Projects with AnimalKind
Some of the projects that volunteers completed while at the ReTails Thrift Shop included:
- Cutting out snowflakes
- Making paper penguins
- Building a snowman out of plastic bags
- And More!
Volunteers worked steadily for two hours, chatting about the projects and coming up with ideas for the displays.
Before the volunteers began, Laura explained how the Retails Thrift Shop would be moving to a larger location in order to accommodate more donations.
One of the posters that volunteers created displayed details about the new location, the grand opening, and the types of donations that the store is seeking.
Once their projects were completed, the volunteers hung dozens of snowflakes (which they had previously cut out). The volunteers then worked on arranging the displays using other items they had found and created in the store.
The group was able to make a poster noting who created the displays. Two of the volunteers created an amazing sign showcasing Activate Good.
The sunshine made it difficult to get photographs of the completed windows without a glare, but you can stop by the ReTails Thrift Shop at 1608 North Market St. in Raleigh and see them in person. The display will be up until mid-February 2015.
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