BENEFITING: BIGGER PICTURE THRIFT EVENTS INC
I opened Caroline's Non Profit Thrift Shop as a way to honor and celebrate the life of my daughter, Caroline, who passed away at the age of 16. Caroline's primary focus is to raise money for Santa Cruz county non profits that have programs and services for our most vulnerable and fragile children. We are staffed entirely by volunteers and have given away $850,000.00 in just five years to 21 local non profits.
We are thrilled with our progress, but we have we outgrown our charming little shop. We are turning away donations because we have no room. Our structure is on its last legs. It needs a new roof and windows -- they leak -- new wiring and flooring, a sink... in short a major overhaul. In addition, the three giant metal storage containers need to be replaced with a permanent weather- safe structure to accommodate donations and provide space for the inventory we currently move in and out of the containers each day. Every penny raised for "A Building For Our Future" will be spent on the three phases of this project: Warehouse, drains, and parking lot: renovation of shop; and the small addition to back of existing shop.