Niagara Gazette — About 20 volunteers keep the store open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sicoli said that the volunteers are a close-knit group that enjoy talking with their regular customers. In fact, there is a bulletin board of customers who are seeking certain items and collectibles and if the volunteers find them, they put a call out to whoever is seeking a certain style lamp or hats or clowns.
“If people are looking for something special we’re only too happy to help,” she said, adding that new volunteers and donations are always welcome.
In the long run, the volunteers get as much pleasure out of the little shop as the bargain hunters.
“It does me good,” Sicoli said of her volunteer hours. “It’s good for me.”
For more information contact the Ladd Thrift Shop at 283-9170.