There's a nice piece in the Daily Journal about one of the gems of B'game, Velma Santana, who has worked the cash register at the Pick of the Litter Humane Society thrift store since 1999. It notes
After retiring from Caltrans, Santana was asked by one of her closest friends to be a volunteer cashier. Five months later, she was hired because she said they needed someone reliable and knowledgeable to work the register. She just celebrated her 85th birthday and shows no signs of slowing down.
“The store is like my second home,” she said.
Pick of the Litter collects donations such as clothing, furniture, books, jewelry and households items. Those items are then priced for sale. After rent and other expenses, the store has cleared more than $120,000 in net profits, which will greatly benefit the animals, said PHS spokesman Scott Delucchi.
The shop is just a block south of B'way. Say hi and congratulations to Velma the next time you are in there, I certainly will.