It’s that point of 12 months once more when it turns into obvious the vacation season is true across the nook.
Which means ReTails by M-SNAP (Mountaineer Spay and Neuter Help Program), is clearing the cabinets in preparation for its annual Christmas Shoppe.
M-SNAP is an all-volunteer, nonprofit animal advocacy group whose mission is to scale back pet overpopulation in Monongalia County. All year long, the group distributes vouchers to assist cowl the price of spay and neuter surgical procedures at native veterinary workplaces.
The group runs the Retails by M-SNAP thrift retailer situated within the Morgantown Mall in Westover and makes use of these proceeds to assist this system.
Based on Treasurer Nancy Younger, since opening the doorways of the shop in February 2010, it has contributed $232,355 towards the M-SNAP Voucher Program’s whole value of over $1 million.
Whereas the shop is a serious fund raiser for the group, it additionally serves as a public presence, Younger mentioned.
“We like to share tales about pets and reply questions on our program.”
ReTails by M-SNAP is exclusive in that it’s the solely thrift retailer within the Morgantown space that saves 12 months of Christmas donations with the intention to supply its customers a particular Christmas Shoppe yearly, Younger mentioned.
Volunteers are at the moment working to clear the shop of non-Christmas gadgets and bringing in a winter wonderland. Based on Younger, the Christmas Shoppe usually generates the very best gross sales of the 12 months for the shop.
“The conversion to The Christmas Shoppe could be very labor-intensive,” Younger mentioned. “Thank goodness we’ve great supporters who donate completely every little thing Christmas and by no means sufficient hard-working volunteers wanted to perform this formidable activity yearly.”
The shop, which is at the moment closed because it modifications out the gadgets, will reopen for purchasers on Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. with a particular occasion that features a go to from the world’s most well-known reindeer – Rudolph.
ReTails by M-SNAP is open Tuesday via Saturday from 11 a.m. to eight p.m. and Sunday from midday to six p.m.