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Humane Society seeks volunteers for new thrift store near Jensen Beach

Doreen Poreba
TC Palm
June 20, 2012
Humane Society seeks volunteers for new thrift store near Jensen Beach

Stuart, Fla. — The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC) is looking for volunteers who wish do donate their time, talents and energy to its second thrift store. This new thrift store is in Stuart but close to the border of Jensen Beach, 1099 NW 21st Street, north of the Roosevelt Bridge on the west side of US 1.

“Our existing thrift store, which is further south on US 1 in Stuart, has been so popular that another store is being added so we can help the shelter animals even more,” said HSTC Thrift Store Manager Terry Picciolo.

The new store is expected to open at the end of April.

“The shelter and thrift stores rely heavily on the dedication and compassion of its volunteers to operate our business,” said HSTC Volunteer Coordinator Bitsy McKay. 

The volunteer jobs include processing and pricing donated items, managing the retail floor, running the cash register and caring for on-site adoption pets. The store will be open seven days a week Mon.-Thurs. from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Fri.-Sun., from 10 a.m. 4:30 p.m.

“Here’s your chance to learn new skills or brush up on old ones, network and make new friends, give back to your community, get out of the house and help the animals,” said McKay. “When you volunteer, you not only enrich your own life, but those of shelter animals and the people in your community.”

For more information, call McKay at 772-600-3217, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

All proceeds from both HSTC thrift stores support the care of shelter animals and community outreach programs.

Since 1955, the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, located at 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave. in Palm City, has been the leading advocate for animal welfare in the Martin County area. A 501(c)3 private, nonprofit organization, the Humane Society relies on donations to support its programs and services. As a local Humane Society, HSTC is independently run from any national welfare or humane organization with no financial assistance from these groups. Follow the HSTC on Facebook at and Twitter at For more information, visit or call 772-223-8822. Media inquiries: 772-221-2425 or
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