Alumni Association thrift store benefiting SPC students to open May 30

May 28, 2009 at 7:32 am Leave a comment

dollars for scholarsOn  Saturday, May 30, 2009 a thrift store thrift store will open to benefit St. Petersburg College students.

The Dollars for Scholars Thrift Shop for the Benefit of St. Petersburg College is located at the college’s Caruth Health Education Center, 7028 66th St. N, Pinellas Park.  The building faces 66th Street and has ample parking.

Michelle Piccione, President of the St. Petersburg College Alumni Association, said the thrift shop’s mission is to raise funds for scholarships, student services and college projects. The Alumni Association will oversee the operation of the shop.

“One hundred percent of the proceeds will go back to the college, and we want to help students to learn marketable job skills,” Piccione said.

“The success of the thrift store initially will depend on the donations the college community brings by or drops off to our collection centers on the campuses,” Piccione said. “I truly believe it will become part of the whole community and will fill a need that is being created by the harsh economic climate that is affecting us all.”

The store will provide job training to students who volunteer there, helping them get hands-on experience with the day-to-day operations of a small business, which includes sales, marketing, bookkeeping and merchandise preparation.

Items for sale include:

  • Men’s and women’s clothing
  • Accessories
  • Small appliances
  • Glassware
  • Books
  • Paintings/pictures

To make a donation, volunteer or ask a question, contact Michelle Piccione at 727-742-8565.



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