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Angel Society lends a helping hand


Last updated 5/7/2020 at 5:36pm

FALLBROOK – The Angel Thrift shop, 1002 S. Main Ave., will reopen as soon as possible after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. In the meantime, the Angel Society Board of Directors continues to conduct business via online meetings.

Philanthropy donations totaling $10,000 were approved at its April meeting. These funds went to the Fallbrook Senior Center, North County Boys and Girls Club, Fallbrook Food Pantry and Foundation for Senior Care. All funding was for their current food programs.

At the same time, the board approved $18,750 for scholarships to be awarded to 27 graduating Fallbrook High students.

It was also announced that fabrics from the Angel Thrift shop had been donated to members who made masks that were given to nurses at Scripps and Kaiser hospitals, as well as to a hospital in Texas and the Vista Meals on Wheels. Fabrics were also given to military wives on U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton so they could make masks too, while some directors made masks for family and friends.

Plans are being formulated so that upon reopening all precautions will be taken to protect the volunteer workers, customers and many wonderful community members who bring their donations of clothing, household items, treasures and jewelry to the Angel Shop door. Puzzles, games and fabrics flew out the doors before they were closed so the Angel Thrift shop will need the community’s help in restocking those shelves.

In the meantime, they would like to offer the following suggestions to those who have been using their time to organize their closets. While the Angel Thrift shop welcomes donations, their storage space is limited, they ask that donors hold their special out-of-season items until a later date.

Quoting from a CEO of a San Diego online clothing resale company, “with transit times (seven to 10 days) and processing times (an additional 14 plus days) all available data says there is zero chance the virus can live on clothing/plastic long enough to be an issue.”

Cleaning is still up to the purchaser.

The Angel Society said they also appreciates the Village News for keeping the community informed at this crucial time.

Submitted by the Angel Society.


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