President’s Letter – February 2023

Dear RCHS Friends and Family,

If you have not been to our shelter lately, you would be amazed!

With your support, Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) is building more than a few structures – we’re building a future that will serve the growing needs of companion animals and the people who love them.  RCHS remains open for adoption (Friday-Monday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.), and our dogs, cats and rabbits are still receiving the quality care, comfort and companionship that RCHS is best known for!

If you have not been to our Thrift Shop lately, you would be amazed!

Wait a minute while I take off my construction boots, leave behind the hardhat and stow the safety vest because, while it is all about the animals, RCHS is not just a shelter. Your Thrift Shop donations generate average daily sales over $4,000, with sales often reaching $6,000 each Saturday and Sunday!  Ten years ago, a $3,000 month would have been a record!  Gently-used clothing, home goods, furniture, electronics, collections and collectibles, sports gear and leather goods fill our donation bins. The quality of goods donated urged us to create a boutique for high-end clothing, designer shoes, fine jewelry and one-of-a-kind pieces.

We have created a unique shopping experience, transforming a series of small suites into treasure chests brimming with new-to-us merchandise. We put Janice in charge, welcomed Sue to the front of the house, gave Anita the luxury of boutique, and rounded out our management team with Brian & Greg in production and operations. Our staff and volunteers are humming a happy tune as they work to fill the clothing racks and display shelves and spill into the parking lot with furniture, bikes and ocean kayaks! Merchandise changes daily, and there is always something that makes you go, “Huh?”

If you can’t make it to Cardiff-by-the-Sea to check out everything the RCHS Thrift Shop has to offer, you can shop 24/7 on our Poshmark page HERE or our eBay page HERE

Come shop with us! Bring donation items you would be willing to gift to your friends and family. You are supporting our adoptable animals and our community programs by recycling, repurposing and reclaiming. It’s not a “second-hand store.” Our RCHS Thrift Shop is a place where we offer second chances — for the items you purchase and our companion animals!