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Did you know that approximately 1.3 BILLION single use plastic bottles are used each day worldwide?  Plastics do not break down quickly, and unfortunately the world’s recycling practices do not capture all the single use plastic products thrown away each day.

Part of our mission at Care & Share is to keep things out of landfills.  We use a trash service that does not use landfills.  We try to promote the use of silverware and coffee mugs in the team breakrooms.  Unsaleable clothing is sent to the Material Resource Center for baling and is sold to third parties.

At the end of January, we invested in another move to greater sustainability.  We had three water coolers installed that also provide cold water to fill your water bottles!  Previously, we have used bottled water and single use cups.  This service provided cool water but produced a lot of waste once the person took their drink.  The cost of the bottled water service has also surged in the past few years.

These new units, which you will find in the south break room, the north team member entrance, and outside the team members’ restrooms in Furniture, operate from the municipal water supply.  However, they filter and chill the water so that it is refreshing and does not have the taste that many of us recognize from municipal systems.  While these machines represented a significant up front investment, we have calculated that they will pay for themselves in 18 months through the elimination of the bottled water service.

How can you use them?  You can drink from them like a water fountain, or you can hold your water bottle or mug underneath the dispenser and a sensor will fill your bottle.  No contact necessary!

While we will continue to offer single paper cups for water, we encourage those who are users of water bottles to bring yours along when you come to volunteer.  Our Variety Shoppe always offers a wide array of inexpensive water bottles if you’re looking to obtain your first bottle or add to your collection.  For those who are looking for premium water bottles, the Auction App and our eBay shoppe have a great selection from makers like Yeti.  We would ask that you do not use the waxed coffee cups that we provide for coffee with the water machines if opting to use a cup.

Thanks for working with Care & Share as we take another step to greater sustainability!
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    ABC’s Action News, out of the Philadelphia market, visited Care & Share!  They filmed in several of our shoppes and stopped and shopped in each of them!  They were especially interested in our volunteer workforce, and the commitment to the mission of our organization. 

    CLICK HERE to learn more and watch the segment!

  • We recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially launch our newly relocated Welcome Center.  Located in the middle of the Souderton Shopping Center, the new location is easily accessed by potential and curent volunteers. CLICK HERE to read more!

  • Shop Care & Share 24/7 - download our Auction App! The Auction App gives customers the opportunity to determine the product price by bidding on selected merchandise.

    For Android CLICK HERE

    For Apple CLICK HERE

    Search for "Care and Share Thrift Auction"

     

  • Interest in volunteering?  Reach out and let our Volunteer Manager Maggie know which 1-hour orientation you would like to attend!  We look forward to meeting you!
     
     
    Not ready to sign up for an Orientation?  Try us out at one of our monthly Volunteer Happy Hours - held on the final Tuesday of each month.
    Ready to sign up to become a volunteer? Apply now on our website!
     
             
  • Share your love of Care & Share with others by posting a Google Review!  Each month, we will place names of those who left a review in a hat.  We will pick one winner for a $50 local restaurant gift card! CLICK HERE to leave your review.

    If something is amiss, we ask that you reach out to us first, before posting a negative review. We want to address any issues directly with disenchanted customers. Send us an email - CLICK HERE with your name, the challenge, and your phone number so we can connect with you. 

    We have learned after 49 years in business, that the best type of advertising is "word of mouth".  Thank you for your help in promoting Care & Share. 

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    Care & Share Thrift Shoppes is now a Certified Autism Center™, designated by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). To earn the designation, staff have completed autism training and certification in order to better understand and work with autistic visitors and supporters.

    “At Care & Share, we are glad you are our neighbor! We want to be at our best to welcome you to shop, donate and volunteer," said Sarah Bergin, Executive Director. "After going through the certification process, our staff is now prepared with the knowledge that customers, donors, and volunteers are all differently abled. By welcoming everyone, our organization is stronger.”

    In addition to a vibrant volunteer program, Care & Share also works with over 35 organizations as volunteers fine-tune skills in areas like receiving and processing donations, customer service, and social skills. The Shoppes accommodate weekly to daily volunteer opportunities for individuals of all different abilities.

    “IBCCES is excited to announce the designation of Care & Share Thrift Shoppes to show that organizations of all types can benefit from training and certification to enhance the customer and community experience,” said Myron Pincomb, IBCCES Board Chairman.

     
  • Donation Hours remain the same:  Mon - Sat:  10AM - 5PM

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  • Friday, March 29, 2024:

    Shop:  9AM - 5PM

    Donate: 10AM - 5PM

    Have a blessed Easter Season!

Care & Share Thrift Shoppe is eager to hear from you! If you have any questions please do get in touch:

HOURS

SHOPPING

Mon: 9AM  -  5PM

Tue:  9AM - 7PM

Wed: 9AM - 5PM

Thu: 9AM - 5PM

Fri:  9AM - 7PM

Sat:  9AM - 5PM

Sun: Closed

DONATING

Mon - Sat:  10AM - 5PM

Sunday: Closed