Mary Johnston, a frequent shopper at the Laguna Beach of Assistance League Thrift Shop, was picking up a few Christmas decorations when she declined to accept special sale pricing saying to the staff,
“I don’t begrudge paying full price, ever, because the Assistance League has been so very good to me in the past. You see, they provided dental work for me when I was a kid, and that was about 80 years ago. I’m 88 now.”
treasures, I enjoy coming here often. This shop is wonderful, and the volunteers who staff the Thrift Shop are exceptional.”
Ms. Johnston noted that she wanted her purchases to support the Laguna Assistance League’s EIP program, a special program for delayed development infants and their families, and other programs like the one she benefitted from 80 years ago.
The Laguna Beach Assistance League also supports scholarships for Laguna Beach High School graduating seniors and Collaborative Courts candidates, Early Start Children’s programs with school supplies and educational equipment, Camp Pendleton military family support with diapers, clothing and shoes, the local Laguna medical clinic with much needed equipment and more.
Donations of gently used clothing, shoes, toys, housewares, sports equipment, small furniture and cash donations help support the philanthropic programs above and additional programs. The Thrift Store is located at 526 Glenneyre, Laguna Beach, open Tu,Thurs,Fri 10am to 4pm and Sat 10-3.