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 DONATIONS 2016
December 2016

Covenant Children's Home Director, Jody Davis (left) is pictured receiving a $1000 check from Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop Volunteers Marie Ponder and Marcia Tyndall.  The Home, located just off Rt. 39 in Dunnellon, was established in 2008 to care for up to 8 children in need of shelter because of unsuitable home situations, often with abuse or neglect.  Resident house parents currently are providing a stable, home-like setting for 6 children, ages 7-18 years, who will live there on a continuing basis until they no longer need this type of care.

The campus has room for 5 more houses and the need is great, so plans for a second similarly sized house are underway.  Community volunteers are welcome.  To find more information, go to www.cchfl.org. or call 489-2565 to arrange a tour of the facility. Jan Salter   

Photo by Carol Prior

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November 2016


Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop Volunteers, left to right, Elaine Huett and Peggy Hydes presented a $500 check to Mathew Baillargeon, representing The Friends of Dunnellon, in support of the annual Small Town Christmas Celebration.  The holiday party, which was free to the public, took place on Saturday, December 3rd and kicked off with the Christmas Parade at 5:30PM.  Festivities continued in Dunnellon Plaza, where fun and games were enjoyed, along with musical entertainment.  Highlights included a Snow Slide, a rare treat for Florida children, but as always, the main business of the evening was the chance to go one-on-one with Santa himself.  Just the thing to get the season off to a good start.


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November 2016

The Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop continued its traditional support of the Dunnellon Fire and Rescue's annual Needy Children's Christmas Party by presenting a $1,000 check to help defray costs.  Pictured from left to right are Thrift Shop Volunteers Malia Lamaute and Naomi Belmore, Fire Chief Troy Slattery, Thrift Shop Volunteer Donna Stalter, and Firefighter Matt Pudlo.The party will be held at 6:00PM, Thursday, December 15th at the Bingo Hall on East Pennsylvania Avenue, whose premises were generously donated by owner Frank King.  Mr. King also donates the food for the dinner that is served during the party and has his staff help with the serving.  Donations of unwrapped new toys or cash to help with expenses can be dropped off any time at the Fire Station on West Pennsylvania Avenue. Community members who would like to share the Christmas spirit can show up at the Bingo Hall on Wednesday, December 14 at 6:00PM, armed with your own pair of scissors and a marker, to help wrap the gifts.  Or come on the 15th, to help distribute the gifts.  Last year, more than 500 children participated and each received 2 or 3 gifts, so this is a big project.  Join the party and help make a child's Christmas a little brighter

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October 2016

Standing on the left, Holly Fisk of the First United Methodist Church Food Pantry accepts a check for $500 from Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop volunteers Arlene Untch and Arline Keenum.  Ms Fisk said that those in need of food assistance can apply Monday through Thursday, 9AM-4PM at the church office at 21501 West Highway 40.  Upon presentation of a picture ID and agreement to a list of principles, applicants will receive a pre-bagged amount of groceries designed to provide balanced meals for 3 or 4 days.  Cognizant of the increased costs faced by the local food banks during the upcoming holiday season, the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop volunteers voted to award three church based pantries $500 each to help meet the extra demands.

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October 2016

Trudy Lyles, on the left, displays one of the backpacks used by the Food-4-Kids, Inc. program as Bonnie Lewiston and Barbara Hayes, volunteers from the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop, present a $1000 check to Cindy Conway and Pat Chapman, in aid of their organization.  Also pictured are just some of the many workers who gather each Thursday afternoon to pack up the wheeled backpacks with non-perishable food for students at Romeo Elementary, Dunnellon Elementary and Dunnellon Middle Schools, who might otherwise go hungry over the weekends.  Working with the Guidance Departments at the aforementioned schools, to determine the children in need, the group delivers the backpacks in time to take home on Friday afternoons.  It ensures that the children, and their siblings, have sufficient nourishment to last them through the weekends.  Food-4-Kids has been in operation since 2005.

 

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October 2016

Pictured from left to right,  Maria Hayward and Gerald Finner receive a $500 check from Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop Volunteers Barbara Hayes and Bonnie Lewiston in support of the Holy Faith Food Pantry.  The Food Pantry is open on the 1st Monday of the month, from 9:30-11:30 AM.  Residents of Dunnellon, Romeo and Citrus Springs who meet the limited income requirements the organization has set, may register to receive food assistance at that time.  The Pantry has been helping local citizens in need for the past 15 years.  The Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop recognizes the extra needs of the local food pantries with the holidays approaching and fully supports their good works.

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October 2016


On behalf of the Food Pantry at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Sandy Zak, on the left, receives a $500 check from Arlene Untch and Ashley McCarthy, who are both volunteers at the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop.  The Food Pantry is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10AM-2PM on the church campus at 7525 South US Highway 41.  Individuals on food stamps or those who live in government-assisted housing automatically qualify for the food assistance program.  Others must meet the schedule of income levels set by the government, though all who seek help will receive it the first time they apply, whether or not they ultimately qualify for repeated help.  The Food Pantry has been ongoing for 30 years.


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September 2016

 The Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop presented a $1,000 check to Lisa Riley Marlett to help defray expenses associated with her recent kidney transplant.  Pictured are:  Lisa Riley Marlett, a 5th generation Dunnellon resident; her sister, Dona Riley, who is part of Lisa's support system; and Thrift Shop Volunteer, Jan Salter.  Besides the cost of medication, Lisa's recovery is dependent on twice a week overnight trips to Tampa General Hospital Transplant Clinic for continued tests, treatments and monitoring.

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September 2016

Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop Volunteers, Jan Salfisberg and Barbara Hulse present a check to Firefighter Frank Martin.  During the overnight hours of Hurricane Hermine, Frank's mobile home and Jeep, located at an RV Park in Crystal River, were inundated by the storm surge.  This resulted in the total loss of both, along with personal and household effects. Thrift Shop volunteers voted to award funds toward helping the 13 year veteran of Dunnellon Fire-Rescue make a fresh start.

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September 2016

John Deakins, on the left, accepts a check for $1000 from Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop Vice President, Elaine Huett.  Mr. Deakins is the Operations Director of the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Emergency Relief Ministry, which provides assistance to families of any religious denomination who are in need.  Help comes in the form of financial aid to pay utility bills, gasoline fill-ups for trips to work or doctor appointments, as well as access to a food pantry and help with infant needs.  There is also a program which provides showers and ditty bags to homeless people.  The office, in Classroom #2 in the church office building, is manned every Tuesday and Thursday from 10AM-2PM. the same hours that the food pantry is open.  Assistance with enrollment applications to the Department of Children and Families for their various aid programs can also be obtained.  For more information, or for emergency help outside of office hours, call 352-533-1466.  This phone number is manned 24/7.

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September 2016

Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop Volunteer, Joann McCullough, on the left, awards a check to Dunnellon Elementary School Principal, Karen English.  The $499 will benefit students by allowing the school to purchase additional books to expand their reading program.  The children are encouraged to take home between 5 and 10 early reading books a day home with them.  Providing fresh and interesting book choices ensures more family participation in this program and faster literary progress for the students.

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September 2016

Pictured standing on the left is Romeo Elementary Principal, Cathy Balius, who is receiving a $499 check from Dunnellon Thrift Shop President, Beverly Carroll.  Looking ahead to next summer, this is the first donation to the school's Summer Slide Activities Program.  The program is designed to maintain and improve students' reading and math skills over the summer months.  Books, flash cards and games will be purchased to encourage families to spend time on activities that will sharpen skills while having fun during the long vacation period.  This will enable the youngsters to make a more successful start when classes resume next August.

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September 2016

The volunteers of the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop voted to give two $499 checks to the Dunnellon Middle School.  Pictured left to right are long-time Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop Volunteers, Barbara Brown and Eileen Toney presenting the check to Dunnellon Middle School Delbert Smallridge.  One check will be used by the music department, either for the purchase and repair of instruments or to partially fund the purchase of a composition program which will teach musically talented students how to compose original pieces. The second donation will be spent on enhancing the all important student reading program.  

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August 2016

The Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop awarded a $499 check to Dunnellon High School for 2017 yearbooks for 10 graduating seniors who cannot afford them. English/Journalism teacher, Julie Mancini, accepted the money on behalf of the school, August 27th. Photo: Julie Mancini, high school teacher, and Beverly Carroll, thrift shop president.


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August 2016

August 24th, the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop awarded John Sherman, owner of “Lawn and Order” yard service , $1,000 to assist with his medical bills. The local family is struggling to keep the business going with the help of their son but broken wrists will keep Sherman on the sidelines for at least six weeks. During this time, he will also be admitted for hernia repair. Pictured left to right; John Sherman, wife Ruth Sherman, 2 year old granddaughter Piper Fisher and thrift shop treasurer, Donna Stalter.

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August 2016

Sherry Roberts, one of the original organizers of Michellogram, accepted a $1,000 check from the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop volunteers August 24th.  Roberts indicated the local group had no idea when they started this organization, so many women and even a few men would need their assistance obtaining mammograms and biopsies. To date, they’ve helped over 950 individuals.  Photo left to right: Jan Salter, thrift shop volunteer, Sherry Roberts, Michellogram president, and husband, Terry Roberts.

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August 2016

The Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop presented a $1,000 check to Gary Sonneberger, president of the Dunnellon Little League, August 24th. This is to assist with on-going general expenses and to acknowledge the outstanding achievement of the 50/70 All Stars who finished second in their division at the Florida Little League State Championship in St. Augustine. It takes “a village” to keep the Dunnellon Little League functioning; coaches, numerous volunteers, parents and sponsors who give generously of their time, talent, and donations. Over 350 registered children ranging from 4 to 18 years of age participate.  Pictured is Gary Sonneberger, Little League president and Beverly Carroll, Thrift Shop president. 

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July 2016

On July 26, 2016 the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop donated $1000 to Rachelle Duperoux, a 2016 honors graduate from Dunnellon High School to use towards college expenses not covered by scholarships, grants and student loans.
Rachelle has worked 16 hours a week while attending high school to help her widowed mom pay their bills. Through her tireless hard work and determination Rachelle was awarded the President's Educational Award, the Fashion Club Presidential Scholarship, the FC Membership Scholarship, and a FIDM Scholarship, but is still in need of over $7000 for tuition to attend the Fashion Institute of Design Merchandising in California this Fall. If you would like to help Rachelle fulfill her lifelong dream of attending college to pursue a career in the fashion industry, please go to: gofundme.com/rachelleFIDM.
Pictured from left to right are Rachelle Duperoux, and thrift store volunteers Sky Foreman, Jan L. Barker and Phyllis Knight. Phyllis has been a volunteer at the thrift store for the past 18 years. Gently used donations of clothes, jewelry, household goods and antiques are gladly accepted at the thrift Shop Mon-Sat from 10:00 a.m. through 1:30 p.m.

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July 2016

On July 25, 2016 the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop made a $1000 donation to Regas Woods for uncovered expenses with replacing the prosthesis that were damaged recently during his Paralympic trials. We are so proud of Regas and all of his hard work and accomplishments and wish him luck in Rio at the Olympics this August. Pictured from left to right are thrift store volunteers Mary James and Olivia Pryor and Regas Woods. Submitted by Karen VanKleeck-Burkard 
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July 2016

The Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop donated $300 to EF (Education First) to help finance a Singing Riverboat Cruise down the Withlacoochee and Rainbow Rivers this summer.  The tour offers education about the local area and its history. EF has been in existence for more than 50 years offering their exchange students from all over the world the opportunity to experience a new culture abroad. 17 Chinese students will be hosted by Dunnellon families this summer through EF.  Gainesville still needs host families and Dunnellon still needs backup host families for this summer.  If you are interested in making a donation or hosting a child, contact Pam at 352-274-3042 or pkelber@hotmail.com or visit ef.edu/host-family.  Pictured from left to right are Bonnie Saltus, thrift store volunteer, Pam Lange, EF Program Leader, and Olivia Pryor, thrift store volunteer.

Submitted by Karen VanKleeck-Burkard 

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June 2016

The Dunnellon Community thrift shop donated $2000 to Chris Jenner, 20, a graduate from Dunellon Christian Academy to help with medical expenses. Chris broke his leg on May 19th only to find out that he has a rare childhood cancer which caused the break and was discovered during an MRI and subsequent biopsy.
 Chris is studying for his Emergency Services Certificate and has been a Junior Fire Fighter with the Dunnellon Fire Rescue for several years. If you would like to made a donation to Chris to help with medical costs, go to: https://www.gofundme.com/jennerkickscancer
Pictured from left to right are: Raechel Wood (Chris Jenners sister), Chris Jenner, thrift store volunteers: Betty Tilley-Poole, Betsy Scharf, and Carmen Fisher.
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June 2016

Doug Obier, a father of two and grandfather of three, has been on dialysis for over 11 years and is now in need of a kidney transplant which will cost $13,000 above what his insurance will cover.
 On June 24, 2016 the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop donated $1,500.00 to help with these expenses. You can make donations for Doug at www.gofundme.com/tjyj9tz4 or contact his daughter April at 352-322–6032 or
 Mrsrubsam28@gmail.com.  Pictured from left to right are thrift store volunteers Betsy Scharf, Carmen Fisher and Betty Tilley-Poole, and Doug Obier.

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May 2016

On May 21, 2016 $1000.00 was donated by the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop to William "Regas" Woods to assist in financing travel to Charlotte, NC on June 30, 2016 for Paralympic trials and to Rio de Janeiro in August to participate in the Summer Olympics. Regas will be participating in the 100 meter, 200 meter and the long jump competitions.
Pictured from left to right are thrift store donator Doc Andrews of Dunnellon, Florida, Regas Woods, Olympic competitor, and thrift store secretary, Dot Kinnebrew.

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MAY 2016

On 5/25/16 the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop donated $250.00 to the Riverland Baptist Quilters to purchase supplies for their quilts. They have made quilts for Shands, Faith Hope Resource and Pregnancy Center and nursing homes over the past 10 years. Pictured from left to right are: Front: thrift store volunteer, Anita Peloquin, quilters Jeanette Talbert, Darlene Muxlow, and Carol Ihnken; Back Row: quilter Shelby Miller, Riverland Baptist 1st Lady Christy Carringer, and quilter Kathy Shetzler.  The Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop gladly accepts donations of clothing, jewelry, household supplies and decor, antiques, etc. Mon-Sat from 10:00 am til 1:30 pm. Last year they gave $46,000+ back to the Dunnellon community in donations.       
Photo by Karen VanKleeck-Burkard
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MAY 2016

On 5/23/16 the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop donated $500.00 to the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches to send two children from Dunnellon to Caruth Camp in Inglis this summer.  This brought the gift shop's total donations to them to $13,000 over the years, which in turn sent 22 Dunnellon Children to Caruth Camp for one week.  Florida Sherrifs Youth Ranches has four residential homes as well as two sleep over camps including Caruth.  They exist to help Florida's abused, neglected and at risk children.  For more information about their programs, call 800-765-3797. Pictured from left to right are: thrift store volunteer Barbara Brown, Arvid Cowell, Donor Relations Officer for Florida Sherriffs Youth Ranches, and thrift store volunteer Bonnie Dean.   Photo by Karen VanKleeck-Burkard
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MAY 2016

On May 19, 2016 The Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop donated $500.00 to The Path of Citrus County.   The Path is a shelter and new life program dedicated to helping homeless or displaced men and women overcome addiction, strengthen family relationships, develop a productive work ethic and rebuild their lives so that, if willing, they can escape the cycles of poverty.  They have helped over 15,000 people in the last 16 years.  For more information or to make donations, call 352-527-6500. Pictured left to right are:  Thrift shop shopper Diane Sansbury of Beverly Hills, DuWayne Sipper, Executive Director of The Path, and thrift shop volunteer Jan Olson.          Photo by Karen VanKleeck-Burkard

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APRIL 2016

On 4/25/16 the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop presented a check in the amount of $500.00 to the Dunnellon Community Cemetary Civic Club for the purchase of grave markers for veterans.  Pictured from left to right are:  Mary James, thrift store volunteer, Joanne Jones, Dunnellon Community Cemetery Civic Club Assistant Secretary, Eileen Toney, thrift store volunteer.      Photo by Karen VanKleeck-Burkard

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APRIL 2016


On April 25, 2016 the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop donated $500.00 to the Dunnellon Boys and Girls Club to assist financially in the construction of a basketball court.  All donations will be matched.
Pictured from left to right are:  Front Row:  Bette Nagele, BGC Advisory Board Member, BGC Ambassador members:  Caelon Hackley, Sarah Thompson, Jeffery Vickers, and BGC Branch Director Te'sha Jackson.  Back Row:  Susan LeBrun, thrift shop Donations Coordinator and Donna Stalter, thrift shop Treasurer.
Photo by Karen VanKleeck-Burkard

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APRIL 2016

On April 28, 2016 the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop donated $500 to Family Hope Resource and Pregnancy Center.  They offer services and counseling for pregnancy, family and parenting as well as an earn while you learn program.  They offer free diapers and baby supplies up to age three, maternity clothing, car seats, etc. Pictured from left to right are:  Valerie Schaem, thrift store volunteer, Walter Hagan, Executive Director, Family Hope Resource and Pregnancy Center, and Karen VanKleeck-Burkard, thrift store Publicity Coordinator.
The thrift store welcomes gently used clothing, housewares, books, etc.  All proceeds, excluding operating expenses, are donated back to the community.  Donations can be dropped off Mon-Sat between 10:00 and 2:00.

Photo by Karen VanKleeck-Burkard

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APRIL 2016

On  4/28/16 the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop presented a check in the amount of$500.00 to the Holy Faith Episcopal Church for their Sneakers For Summer program.  They will be purchasing 90 pairs of sneakers for grade school children.  Public donations for this program may be dropped off at the church. Pictured left to right are:  1st Row: Arline Keenum, thrift store volunteer, Hope Faith Episcopal Women's Group members: Maria Hayward,  Cindy Conway and thrift store volunteer Tess Limnios.  2nd row:  ECU Women's group members:  Betty Finner, Terry Stinson, Nanette Mikes, and Donna Hernandez.         Photo by Karen VanKleeck-Burkard

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APRIL 2016

On April 26, 2016 the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop presented a check in the amount of$499.00 to the Dunnellon Middle School to purchase books to enhance their Media Center. Donations of gently used clothing or household goods are accepted by the thrift store Monday- Saturday from 10:00-2:00.Pictured from left to right are:  Julie Figueiredo, thrift store volunteer, Del Smallridge, Dunnellon Middle School principal, and Barbara Hulse, thrift store volunteer.
Photo by Karen VanKleeck-Burkard 
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APRIL 2016

On 4/28 16 the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop donated $1000.00 to Bertha and Sylvester Edwards.  The Edwards had lost everything in a recent fire destroying their home in Dunnellon.  Contributions to the Edwards may be made through: gofundme.com/edwardfire. Pictured from left to right are:  Tess Limnios, thrift store volunteer, Bertha Edwards, Valerie Schaem, thrift store Volunteer. The thrift store welcomes gently used clothing, house wares, books, etc.  All proceeds, excluding operating expenses, are donated back to the community.  Donations can be dropped off Mon-Sat between 10:00 and 2:00.            Photo by Karen VanKleeck-Burkard  
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APRIL 2016

The Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop donated $499.00 to the Dunnellon Elementary School to purchase books for their American Reading program. Pictured from left to right are:  Karen Keen, President of the thrift store, Gay Street, Principal of Dunnellon Elementary School , and Carol Durand, thrift store volunteer. The thrift store welcomes gently used clothing, house wares, books, etc.  All proceeds, excluding operating expenses, are donated back to the community.  
Donations can be dropped off Mon-Sat between 10:00 and 2:00.  

Photo by Karen VanKleeck-Burkard 

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APRIL 2016

On April 26, 2016 the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop donated $499.00.00 to the Romeo Elementary School in Dunnellon to purchase books for their Summer Slide program.
Pictured from left to right are:  Bonnie Lewison, thrift store volunteer, Cathy Balius, Romeo Elementary School principal, and Phyllis Knight, thrift store volunteer.
The thrift store welcomes gently used clothing, house wares, books, etc.  Donations can be dropped off Mon-Sat between 10:00 and 2:00.          
Photo by Karen VanKleeck-Burkard 
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APRIL 2016



The Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop donated $500.00 to the Dunnellon Girl Scouts, Troup #43614, for the purchase of camping equipment. Pictured from left to right are:  Beverly Carroll, thrift store volunteer,  Girl Scout troop leader Connie Stevens,  Co-Leader Sandra Kucej, and Jan Olson, thrift store volunteer.
The thrift store welcomes gently used clothing, housewares, books, etc.  All proceeds, excluding operating expenses, are donated back to the community.  Donations can be dropped off Mon-Sat between 10:00 and 2:00.
Photo by Karen VanKleeck-Burkard  


MARCH 2016

On March 2, 2016 the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop presented Cheryl Ann Wright with a check in the amount of $1000.00 to help with the cost of her Stem Cell transplant. Cheryl Ann has rheumatoid arthritis and has under gone several surgeries. Promising advances in stem cell research as they apply to auto immune diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis have been made by Dr. Richard Burt, of Chicago, who is the pioneering physician and the only one in the United States to perform this ground breaking procedure. Quoted from Cheryl Ann about the stem cell transplant, "This is a life changing opportunity and after 25 years of fighting, I could finally see life in full color again." Pictured from left to right are Jan Salter, thrift store volunteer, Cheryl Ann Wright, Sue LeBrun, Donations Coordinator for the thrift store.

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  FEBRUARY 2016

Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop recently donated $1000.00 to Concerned Citizens for Chatmire, Inc. of Dunnellon to be spent in any manner for their children programs.
Shown from left to right are Richard Rondeau and Denise Rondeau, (both members of Concerned Citizens for Chatmire), Barbara Lawrence, President of Concerned Citizens for Chatmire, and Eileen Toney and Ida Swanson both volunteers at the the thrift shop.
Photo by Karen VanKleeck-Burkard 
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 FEBRUARY 2016

The Country Quilters of Dunnellon accepted a check in the amount of $500.00 from the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop to purchase quilting supplies.  From left to right are: Virginia Davis, Kathleen Cap, Carol Shields and Yvonne Smith all members of the Country Quilters. and Karen Keen, President of The Community Thrift Shop. Last year the quilters created 75 quilts for the children of Romeo Elementary School and 200 pillow cases to Shands Pediatric Cancer Ward. For anyone wishing to join Country Quilters, they meet every Monday at 12:30pm at the First United Methodist Church in Dunnellon.          Photo by Karen VanKleeck-Burkard 
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FEBRUARY 2016

On February 24, the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop donated $500.00 to Lake Tropicana Volunteer Fire Department.  Pictured from left to right are Jan Salter, thrift shop volunteer, Firefighter Dan Hill, Fire Chief Andy Perrone, Fire Captain Gary Lackey and thrift shop volunteer Joanne McCullough.  
Residents of our community donate clothing, house goods, etc. to The Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop and in turn the thrift shop donated $4499.00 back to the community and surrounding areas in February 2016 to six different organizations and individuals including the Lake Tropicana VFD shown above.  The thrift shop can accept donated goods Mon-Sat from 10:00 a.m.-1:45 p.m.        Photo by Karen VanKleeck-Burkard 

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FEBRUARY 2016


On February 24, 2016 the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop donated $1000.00 to the Dunnellon Chamber
of Commerce to assist in their Attempts to bring the Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall to Dunnellon in November of this year.  Pictured from left to right first row are Chamber members Dorris Magursky, Mary Jo Haley, and Anne Coon.  

Next is Donna Stalter,  Treasurer of Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop and then Penny Loften, executive Director of the Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce.  Avondale Mackerell, Chamber member, Karen Keen, President of Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop, Karen VanKleeck-Burkard, volunteer at the thrift shop and Kathleen Wallace a member of the Chamber.  Back row from left to right are Chamber members Vicki Balser, John Belcher and James Burchett.
Photo by Karen VanKleeck-Burkard 
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FEBRUARY 2016

The Lady Tigers, our Dunellon High School girls basketball team's Head Coach Tony Maldonado , and senior basketball players Tani Fernandez and Jessica Morgan accept a check in the amount of $499.00 from The Dunnellon Community Thrift Store.  Pictured from left to right are Marie Ponder and Tess Limnios (thrift store volunteers), basketball player Jessica Morgan, Coach  Maldonado,  basketball player Tani Fernandez, and thrift store volunteers Joyce Sandvoss and Valerie Schaem.           Photo by Karen VanKleeck-Burkard 
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FEBRUARY 2016

 

Regas Woods, representing the Never Say Never Foundation, receives donation the amount of $2,000.00.  The donation will be used for the foundation and for the upcoming Road to Rio competition. 
Volunteers of the Dunnellon Community Thrift shop from left to right are as follows:  Carmen Fisher, Barbara Hayes, Arlene Untch and Betsy Schaaf.  Regas Woods is the recipient.                Photo taken by Donna Webb
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JANUARY 2016

Dunnellon Fire and Rescue Department receives a donation of $2,600.00 was for the purchase of 6 new tires for their fire truck. The donation was presented to the Dunnellon Fire and Rescue Department with the following personnel present:  Mayor Nathan Whitt, Eddie Esch, City Manager, Lt. Troy Slattery, Acting Chief, members of the Dunnellon Fire and Rescue Department and volunteers of the Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop.
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Donations 2011, 2012, 2013 
Donations 2014, 2015