On Tuesday, January 8, member volunteers at Assistance League® Way Side Inn Thrift Shop, located at 3521 Golden Gate Way, in Lafayette, will transport you to the Land of Woof, where you will find a Bow Wow Boutique created in celebration of man’s best friend. While there, you canretrieve that special pillow or bathmat, and choose from a selection of canine toys and doggie puzzles guaranteed to bring you hours of delight and entertainment, while purses, and apparel for special occasions will suit your pet’s sartorial needs. In addition there will be dog bowls, giftwrap, greeting cards, and such objects de “dog decor” as figurines and wall art, not to mention “paw towels” for your tail-wagging guests. For the more discerning four-legged creatures, Eau de Toilette du Chien will also be available.
On Tuesday, January 15, Assistance League blue smocked member volunteers will take you on a journey back in time with the Quilts and Quilt Accessories Event. As many as 50 hand stitched items, pieced together from a myriad of colors and textures, will bring back memories of dayswhen self-reliance and the reuse of resources, features that helped define American culture, were as important as they are today. This year’s extensive thimble collection, whether wooden, silver, or gold washed, are not only functional butdecorative as well. An ample inventory of fabrics, patterns, and quilting books, some of them no longer in print, willmake this event a one-stop shopping trip.
The Quilting and Quilting Accessories Event is typically frequented by hundreds of enthusiasts in the Bay Area, so do plan accordingly. If you have any quilt-related items that you no longer use, you still have time to drop them off at the thrift shop on Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. In return, you will receive a tax donation receipt for your records.
When you donate and purchase items at Assistance League Way Side Inn Thrift Shop, the primary fundraiser for Assistance League of Diablo Valley’s eight philanthropic programs, you improve the lives of those in need and at risk in the Contra Costa community. As always, we thank you for your support. To learn more, please visit our website: diablovalley.assistanceleague.org.