We wanted to put the spotlight on one our dedicated volunteers who has been active within our community for almost 10 years! Art Brulle (pictured above) has truly defined what it means to give back and we couldn’t be prouder to have him in our Norwood Life Society family. Read a bit more about the shop and Art below.
-written by Stacey Draper (another great volunteer who has been helping our volunteer program (norVOLution) with its marketing and public relations efforts). Thanks, Stacey!
Norwood Life Society Thrift Shop:
Bargains—and People—with a Purpose
When visiting the Norwood Life Society Thrift Shop, you can count on two things: Discovering an array of beautiful, quality clothing and home items at bargain prices, and being greeted by the friendliest, most welcoming, staff in town.
The Shop is staffed entirely by volunteers, a team of nearly 40 enthusiastic and dedicated folks like Art Brulle who keep operations running six days a week. Their efforts help raise funds to support Norwood Crossing’s life enrichment programs, and their friendly demeanor keep shoppers coming back.
Art has volunteered at the Thrift Shop since 2005. As Thursday’s Lead, Art opens and closes the Shop, cheerfully assists customers, and works alongside other longtime team members Grace and Caroline. He enjoys creating eye-catching displays of seasonal merchandise and sorting new items for sale.
“Art is a great guy and volunteer,” says Kate Roche, Director of Volunteer Services, “and he really cares about the Thrift Shop and our mission.” Art also has even volunteered to work the grill every year at the annual Norwood Crossing picnic.
Thank you, Art, for who you are and all you do!
Click the picture to read an article about the rich history of the cutest little resale shop in Norwood Park!
For information on how you can join our great volunteer team, please visit: www.norvolution.org