Soroptimist’s 2nd Chances store may need a new location soon. Funds raised from items sold at the store go to help some of the many charitable entities SIORF supports. Photo Christi Baron

Soroptimist’s 2nd Chances store may need a new location soon. Funds raised from items sold at the store go to help some of the many charitable entities SIORF supports. Photo Christi Baron

Second Chances needs a new home!

Dear Editor,

I am a new member of the Forks community as of last July. Since I have been here there has been a reoccurring phenomenon surrounding the little thrift store that sits across the street from the high school, right next door to the flower shop, and down the street from the post office.

This little shop of delights is run by the local ladies of the Soroptimist. These gals are one in a million, I needed a job (one conveniently pointed me in the right direction), I needed a coat (they had many), I needed advice (they were happy to oblige with all their goodwill wisdom). This was just for me mind you, what they do for the community of Forks is vast and mostly unnoticed (which I suspect the ladies prefer).

These ladies help young ladies find a prom dress that cost less than a dinner and a movie. I’ve witnessed them help that single mom find a great new outfit for her job interview and a seasoned lady in the need of sensible hiking boots. They even have a borrowing option in senior citizens assisting equipment.

Yes, these ladies do it all, I know these ladies by name now that I am a frequent visitor. In the midst of my newly found treasure hunting ground a shadow has cast, apparently, the ladies might not have a space much longer. The building is set to sell soon which will leave the ladies without a spot to do all the good community deeds they do.

The shop is not simply a place to find used items and reuse, there is an ambiance of support and knowledge the community relies on. It would be a very sad day to lose this little shop and the ladies that make it awesome. I am hoping that the ladies find a new spot maybe by putting an ad in the paper someone will have a solution to keep this store open and the ladies work for the whole community in motion.

Shannon Hubbard

Forks