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The Nook: Donate don't dump
It’s a natural reaction in the city, after a hard day of house cleaning, to dump everything you decided you didn’t want, at the Sally Ann: of course, in popular folk lore, they take everything!
Here at the Nook things are a little different. There is very little room for the sorting of donations; even less room for long-term storage; and minuscule counter and shelf space for effective sales’ display. The staff is all volunteers.
It’s particularly aggravating when the volunteers have to sort through a mountain of material, much of which can’t be used. It then has to be bagged and taken off island for disposal, again by volunteers. Some weeks over 20 large bags are taken for recycling off Island!
Weekend shifts are the most hard pressed. There are not enough volunteers to process the volume of donations which seem to peak over the weekend.
There are a number of ways you can help.
1. Become a volunteer. The need is especially great with the weekend shifts.
2. If possible bring your donations to the Nook during the week.
3. Be patient, particularly at weekends, as the volunteers process your donations.
4. Do some preliminary sorting before coming to the Nook. Because of limited space, bring items of good quality that you know are likely to sell. The reputation of Knick Knack Nook in the community depends upon it!