Mayor Rob Keffer and Ward Councillor Mark Contois were on hand at CONTACT Community Services today to celebrate the Grand Opening of The Clothes Line – a pop-up thrift shop selling all sizes of clothing. They were joined by representatives of MP Scot Davidson’s Office, the Bradford Board of Trade, the BWG Office of Economic Development and several volunteers and donors.
Those in attendance spoke passionately about the critical work that CONTACT undertakes to help those looking to get back on their feet and back into the workforce. Emily McIntosh, Executive Director for CONTACT spoke of the need for affordable clothing, which was echoed by Mayor Keffer when he spoke of the challenges businesses and families faced during COVID.
The Clothes Line was made possible through the generous contributions of Rose M. Sorbara and Anastasia Orlando (Anastasia and Rose Team – The Realtors with Big Hearts – iProrealty), Decorator’s Edge, Superior Painters, Bradford Blinds Plus, Canadian Tire, Addictive Design, Lemar’s Pizza, Nucast Contracting, Debbie Viveiros Mortgage Agent, Douglas Law Firm, Wenz Beatz and Off Cut & Co. Managing the operation is Jackie Curd.
The Clothes Line is 95% operated by volunteers and all profits go to support CONTACT Community Services. The shop is located in the Baccilieri Plaza at 95 Holland Street West and will be open on Wednesdays from 9:30 am to 4 p.m. Donations can be arranged by appointment on Mondays. Please call (705) 435-4900.