October 2014 Newsletter October 20, 2014 at 03:11PM

Hello Everyone,

Time has really been slipping away and here we are already in the middle of October. This is my second most favorite time of the year. I love the fall color changes, the cool nights and early mornings, and the myriad of fall festivals that abound all around our region. One thing I don’t like is the time change that is lurking just around the corner.

As most of you are aware, we finished our first MICRO HOUSE for the homeless back in August and we are pleased to announce that we currently have a family staying in the house and it is working out wonderfully. We want to thank everyone that has had a part in making this house a reality – we could not have done this without you. We are moving forward as quickly as possible to start our next one, but of course, we can only do that as we have the funds available. So, be on the lookout here in this newsletter space to see how you can participate with us to make this possible.


Alton Steen,

General Manager


Happy cooler weather all!

It has been a very busy, long summer.  I feel like it has been non-stop since March.  We have made such combined efforts to have successful events and complete our first micro home.  Thanks to having a great support system, we have had a good run.

The food programs have been very busy.  We made some changes to be in better compliance.  Change is hard, but this change, as most are, has been a positive one.  We have a new person on board.  Everyone come in and welcome Jackie.  She has been working hard to bring her talents to the store, and the store looks amazing.  Alton's wife Faye has volunteered with us some.  She has really cleaned this place up.  I was out over a week on vacation, which was very stressful, but I am back and ready to move forward.

We have helped a family with three children in our Safe Haven Home.  They are doing amazing.  We have finished our micro home and have a very kind resident who works at Goodman's.  He is doing amazing.  We are so happy to be able to provide this service.

We had our Safe Haven 5K run and Music Festival.  It was a fun and successful day.  I am so thankful for Leslie and Katrina for making it all happen.  Thanks to the Watts Bar Yacht Club for always  supporting us.

Laura Olmstead - We Care Food, Shelter, and Housing Programs


From the Desk of Pamela Debes

   It is time again for our Customer Appreciation Week.  Begginning October 27th through November 1st, the thrift store will be having weekly and daily specials throughout the store.  Our Christmas stock also comes out onto the shelves the first day of Customer Appreciation.  We have a large selection of decorations, stocking stuffers, and trees.  The last day, November 1st, we will have a drawing to give away prizes.  This year they are in the form of in-store Gift Certificates.  Our grand prize will be a $100.00 Gift Certificate.  We hope this will benefit the people who regularly shop here.

   We have this event every year around this time to show our customers how much we appreciate their support of We Care's services.  Your purchases here are the main funding for our programs which help individuals and families in our community.  Come on in and browse!

   With the cooler air, it reminds us that our clocks will be turned back soon.  Our winter store hours take effect when the time changes.  On November 3rd, our winter hours will be as follows:  Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 7:00pm.  The Saturday hours will remain the same, 9:00am to 5:00pm.  I hope to see you there!


Pamela Debes - We Care Thrift Center Manager


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