SPCA Rummage Store 7th Anniversary of Donating Proceeds to Shelter

Posted: Updated: Jul 26, 2014 05:09 PM

The SPCA rummage store in Charlottesville is celebrating its 7th anniversary of donating proceeds to the animal shelter. The store is just one of the ways the shelter manages to remain a no-kill organization. The party Saturday thanked the public for all its support.

Shoppers enjoyed a special sale at the SPCA Rummage Store on Saturday to mark the anniversary.

Shopper Andrew Lefko said, "I'm here because I think it's one of the best thrift shops in Charlottesville, and the money is used for an extremely good purpose."

Jan Cubbage volunteers more than 40 hours a week and says this celebration is a way to thank the stores supporters. "Our community, for helping make this store successful...the people who give the donations, and the people who come and shop,” she said.

The store was decorated with balloons and had hourly raffles with refreshments and special deals all day.

The SPCA Rummage Store proceeds go entirely back to the shelter. Community support, donations, and shopping are what keep it going and help the shelter maintain its status as a no kill organization. The store funds nearly 12 percent of the shelter's annual revenue.

"I hope that everyone would think of pets as their family, and not just a dog, or just a cat. I may get upset with people, but in the end it's about the animals...and that's what matters the most to me," said Cubbage.

The next event benefiting the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA is on Tuesday, at Ruby Tuesday's. The restaurant is giving 20 percent of proceeds back to the shelter.

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