Donation

From left, Spay and Neuter Thrift Shop volunteers Cheryle Barker, Marilyn Dito, Gean Vandehey, Kari Douma, Cindy, Debbie, with Ashlee Gilbertson and Tracie Dice of First Interstate Bank of Seaside.

First Interstate Bank of Seaside delivered a $2,500 donation Thursday to the Spay and Neuter Thrift Shop.

“They’re really good clients of ours, and they’re always very friendly,” branch manager Ashlee Gilbertson said. “We know they do a lot for the community. And so we wanted to give back and First Interstate is really about giving back.”

The shop, on the bank of the Necanicum, provides clothes, costumes, toys, puzzles and more, all to help offset costs of spaying and neutering of puppies and kittens.

Even with reduced hours, the store has been “manic,” volunteer and board member Marilyn Dito said. “We have a line when we open up.”

The shop is always looking for donations, both thrift items and cash. Volunteers are also sought.

“A lot of us are retired service industry people, a lot of teachers, nurses, airline stewardesses,” Dito said.

After she retired from the phone company, she needed something to structure her day. “I came down here donate. And one thing led to another, Three hours became six, and then I became a board member. It’s all for a good cause.”

The Spay and Neuter Thrift Shop is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon until 2 p.m. each of those days. There is usually someone at the shop on Wednesdays as well for donations at the back door.

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