Humboldt Good Neighbour Store donates $320,000 for local organizations

By Aaron Schulze
December 5, 2018 - 3:27pm

Christmas arrived a few weeks early for some organizations in the Humboldt area.

The Humboldt Good Neighbour Store raised $320,000 in 2018, and on Monday, Dec. 3 disbursed the total to 39 organizations, a good chunk of them being in the Humboldt area.

Maureen Doetzel, the Humboldt Good Neighbour Store’s chair, said the store receives donated items from residents who no longer have a use for it, before they get sorted, cleaned, and priced by volunteers before they leave the doors.

“We feel pretty proud of ourselves of what we accomplished again this year,” Doetzel told northeastNOW. “We always think ‘this is probably going to be the highest we’re going to give’ and every year it just has more. It never gets old.”

Doetzel said some of the responses the Humboldt Good Neighbour Store receives after donating include tears, hugs, cards, and sometimes chocolate, but overall just a thank you for having them in their thoughts.

The Humboldt Good Neighbour store has reportedly over $3 million since its inception 26 years ago in 1992 and Doetzel doesn’t see why it can’t continue for another 26.

Humboldt General Hospital, care homes, Special Olympics, and Big Brothers Big Sisters are some of the 39 organizations who received a cheque from the Humboldt Good Neighbour Store this holiday season.

 

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