Recently the SSCOPE program was one of the feature stories in the LITE newsletter. View the story HERE by clicking the link. Terry Jones, one of SSCOPE’s employee members is pictured and quoted. SSCOPE has received annual funding from LITE for the past three years, to create employment and benefit the community through our StreetSSCOPE program
SSCOPE’s Treasures Thrift store at 1466 Arlington St. (between Burrows and Magnus Avenues) will open on Saturdays from 10-2 pm beginning this Saturday March 30th. Friday night shopping is already available to 10:00 pm on the fourth Friday of every month along with great music (except for March with the date being March 30th-note the promo for The Kicker and Matt Koop elsewhere).
Donours have been asking for another day on which to bring down valuable donations to the store and many shoppers who work all week want a weekend day to shop, said Lan Hong, SSCOPE’s acting retail manager. We will also keep increasing our promotions for shoppers she said. Currently we have Dollar Daze for books on Wednesday (3 for $1.00) and $1.00 for all clothing all day Friday
The store is firstly about more employment and training for our members, said Bob Rempel, Executive Director, but we increasingly recognize it has become an important destination for all thrift store shoppers and greadually becoming more of a community place, our goal, so it made sense to increase the hours we are open.
Our employee members and the community responded enthusiastically to our August 19 opening of Treasures by SSCOPE and the official ribbon of SSCOPE’s new facility at 1466 Arlington St.
Donations for Treasures started to flow in on Friday and we are very grateful. We accept donation from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday, or by special arrangement by calling 987-6300
We particularly want to thank two of our current employee members: Elton Plett who performed for us after the ceremony and Garry Yanyu, who handled all the cooking for many hours. Elton does some great music and Garry is preparing to study to be a chef, and we are grateful to have two people with excellent skills assisting us.
We also want to thank Rona at Kenaston Boulevard for loaning us a commercial grade BBQ and Sobeys at Burrows and Keewatin for donating soft drinks to SSCOPE employees and the community for the day.
A SSCOPE crew participated in the Daniel McIntyre cleanup days on April 29th. A crew of eight, and a team leader, worked on the streets fand backlanes rom Ingersoll to Arlington, between Notre Dame and Wellington. It’s our community too and we’re pleased to participate. The initiative fits well with well with our StreetSSCOPE program in which we take ownership of the cleanliness and beautification of Notre Dame Ave, and adjacent side streets, from approximately Erin St to Hargrave.