Laura and her husband John are opening Grammy’s Thrift Store in Bible Hill on Aug. 1, and plan to donate some of the money they raise to help people with schizophrenia.
“We had a store in B.C. for five years and rented space from the Schizophrenia Society,” said Laura. “We saw behind the scenes and knew people needed help. We were happy to be able to help them. I find life goes better for you if you help others, too.”
With grandsons Brandon and Daniel Beaumont living with them, Laura gets to be called Grammy daily.
The McFaddens checked out a few spots they felt were too expensive before coming across the 92 Pictou Road location.
“We really like this area and rent is reasonable,” said John. “We just happened to be driving by and noticed it.”
They’ve been going to yard sales and buying in bulk to stock the shop, and are happy to collect items people want to donate. They have a wide variety of clothing, toys, ornaments and small appliances already on shelves and racks.
“We want to help the community, and the more the community helps us the more we can help others,” added John.
Pickup of items can be arranged by calling 902-843-2485.