Many of our volunteers stay with us for years. Maryville’s Thrift Shop is staffed by some longtime, dependable volunteers. Eileen Rumpsa has been a volunteer in many different capacities over 30 years. Lately, you can find her at the Thrift Store. Carrie White, another Thrift Store volunteer explains it, “Once you start, you don’t want to quit. It’s the people.”
John Belka has been a volunteer at the Thrift Shop for six years. John came to Maryville after surviving a major car crash and brain injury, “I love working here. I like organizing things and I’m a people person.”
All of the volunteers like the environmentally friendly aspect of recycling goods and providing affordable items to people who need them. Carrie’s neighbors sometimes leave donations on her porch.
Open for 30 years, 100 percent of the Thrift Shop proceeds goes to Maryville’s Crisis Nursery. The shop is open 10 am to 2 pm weekdays.