FAAS Plans New Thrift Store

Courtesy photo Only the coolest cats will be getting their fashion styles from the new FAAS Thrift Shop.
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FAAS Plans New Thrift Store

Sun Staff Reports

Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) has announced it will be opening its very own thrift store in July. Described as “the purr-fect place to shop will support Alameda’s pets.” It will offer a boutique-style shopping experience, with 100 percent of net proceeds going back to help fund the life-saving programs of FAAS.

“Thrift store shopping in Alameda is about to go to the dogs … and the cats …. and the bunnies, too!” stated a FAAS press release.

Merchandise will come from community donations and include gently used and vintage clothing, fashion accessories, jewelry, housewares, gift items, home décor, pet items and thoughtfully curated collectibles. FAAS will not be accepting donations until late May, so please hold on to any treasures until then.

To make a monetary donation, to help get the new shop off the ground, choose “Thrift Store” when using the FAAS donation form. All Founding Sponsors will be recognized by giving level on a sign in the new store and invited to a specials (socially distanced) preview night!

Help name the store

While FAAS finalizes the store location and opening date, the group is soliciting help from the community to decide on the perfect name. Something catchy, fun, and creative will make the ideal name. Ideally, it will work with the tagline, “A Thrift Store Benefiting Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter.”

FAAS has come up with 10 candidates so far but more input is desired. To vote for your favorite(s) — or submit your own suggestion for a name — take the poll at www.poll-maker.com/poll3480999x711d 4Fcb-105. The deadline is Sunday, March 21.


FAAS will be hiring a full-time manager to run the store. Share the job description at www.alamedaanimalshelter.org/files/employment with someone who loves thrifting, has retail experience, great people skills, experience working with a large team of volunteers, and a passion for the FAAS mission.

Contact FAAS at (510) 337-8565, info@alamedaanimalshelter.org or visit www.alamedaanimalshelter.org to learn more.