We Need your Stuff to Become Somebody Else’s Stuff to Help Save Animals

We Need your Stuff to Become Somebody Else’s Stuff to Help Save Animals

When Brian Cook, Manager of your Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s Thrift Shop at 120 Aberdeen Drive in Cardiff by the Sea, sent an e-mail with a Subject line “Clutter,” we hopped in the RCHS minivan for that 1.1 mile, three minute drive to the Thrift Shop.

The Beast (our Thrift Shop truck) was backed up to the front door of the Shop. We heard the voices of Brian and Other Brian coming out from what appeared to be a whole house full of furniture that had just been unloaded. Erin came out of the Shop and said, “Just yell their names. They’ll answer.”

“Hey Brian. What’s with the e-mail that says ‘Clutter’?”

A voice without a body shouted back from behind a couple of bookcases, a big screen TV, two surf boards, and a floor lamp, “It’s our summer donation campaign. We’re asking people to clear clutter out of their homes, closets and garages. When it’s something they don’t use or it’s collecting dust, donate it to the Thrift Shop.

Other Brian chimed in, “And their storage units. And their businesses. Heck, for that matter, in the trunks of their cars and in their motorhomes. We all have stuff we don’t use. I told Brian to use the word ‘Stuff,’ but he preferred ‘Clutter’.”

Brian, now coming from behind a dining room table, a box that was labeled books and a pair of matching recliners, added, “We’ve been doing this since 1960. We know how to turn donations into revenue that the animals at RCHS need. We sell 250,000 items every year, from silverware and wet suits to clothing accessories and high-end art work.”

“With more than $1 Million in revenue every year, we maximize the value of your donations and send every dollar to support Rancho Coastal Humane Society – a four star charity with a 99.97 rating on Charity Navigator.”

The last we heard, Other Brian seemed to be moving past the bicycles, clothing racks and night stands, asking, “Hey Brian. I’m going for a donut. You want one?”

Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s Thrift Shop is at 120 Aberdeen Drive in Cardiff by the Sea. If you have items to donate you can drop them off at the Thrift Shop or call 760-753-0970 to arrange for pick up. Be sure to “Like” Rancho Coastal Humane Society Thrift Shop on Facebook.

The money raised at the Thrift Shop helps people and animals when they need it most. We have to be successful. Every animal deserves a tomorrow. ®