Professional Retailers Come to TRI

TRI’s Welcome Back Shop recently received a  facelift thanks to Maureen Buckner (right) and Sandee Rogers (left) who contributed their a retail management experience and time to beautify our Shop.

Maureen and Sandee dove straight into the work; sorting, removing, folding, labeling, and inventorying all of the clothes. They built shelving to display shoes and hung pegboard to organize accessories and make best use of the Shop’s space. Members can now walk through TRI’s Welcome Back Shop and easily find what they’re looking for just like in a retail shop.

Maureen brings decades of retail store management overseeing all aspects of successful clothing and gift stores. Sandee also has worked for many years in retail and now works for Aurora Organic Dairy in Platteville. TRI thanks them both for their generosity.

Deborah Simmons also recently moved all the housewares our supporters have donated throughout COVID to a room at United Church of Christ Longmont . Now when a TRI member moves into their first apartment after being released from prison, they can come to TRI’s household shop at UCC and pick out their own dishes, flatwear, utensils and other items they need so they can make their new apartment feel like a home. TRI thanks the folks at UCC who have come through yet again to help TRI serve our reentering citizens.

Thanks to the compassion and generosity of our supporters like Maureen, Sandee, and UCC, TRI continues to meet the needs of our Welcome Back Center members.

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