Aube-lu­mière thrift shop raises $33,000

Sherbrooke Record - - LOCAL NEWS - Record Staff

La Mai­son Aube-lu­mière's thrift shop has been in ex­is­tence since 2014 in the spring and fall. this fall, a to­tal of al­most $43,000 was raised by the hard work of a dy­namic team of vol­un­teers, led by Nicole Fortier. The rep­u­ta­tion of the Friperie-bou­tique, the lo­ca­tion of choice lo­cated (at the Place des Con­grès) and the high-end niche that it has de­fined for it­self are all fac­tors that can ex­plain this suc­cess.

"Our team of about 40 vol­un­teers pro­vided no fewer than 2,000 hours of work se­lect­ing, clean­ing, pre­par­ing, and sell­ing the clothes and ac­ces­sories we were given. Our clients of­ten come back year af­ter year. We are very proud of this achieve­ment," said vol­un­teer co­or­di­na­tor Fortier.

The com­mu­nity's com­mit­ment to the work of Mai­son Aube-lu­mière is also con­sid­ered to be a ma­jor fac­tor in this suc­cess.

"It's mov­ing to see peo­ple sup­port our or­ga­ni­za­tion, de­spite re­quests for sup­port from all sides. What­ever our busi­ness, we want to main­tain a high stan­dard of qual­ity. Peo­ple know that their con­tri­bu­tions will be well used," added Marie Bé­cotte, Gen­eral Man­ager of La Mai­son Aube-lu­mière. About l’aube Lumėre

Since 1997, La Mai­son Aube-lu­mière has been wel­com­ing ad­vanced stage can­cer pa­tients free of charge. To carry out this mis­sion, the Mai­son has to col­lect a mil­lion dol­lars an­nu­ally from the com­mu­nity.

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