|by Jonathan Walsh • October 13, 2008|
On Saturday October 11, 2008 six alumni and one friend of the College worked at the Clausen House Thrift Store in Oakland California. The Clausen House creates opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities to gain competency, develop relationships and join the community with increasing command over their own lives.
Clausen House is a non-profit corporation serving more than 180 adults from the San Francisco Bay Area. Specifically, we worked at the Clausen House Thrift Shop, which supports Clausen House through sales of donated goods.
Over the course of the day we completed the following:
- Cleared and cleaned the store front area
- Moved several hundreds of pounds of unsellable items, loaded the unsellable items
into a van and took it to the dump
- Organized and cleaned the administrative offices and back room of the facility
- Reinforced and rebuilt bookshelves and display cases
- Vacuumed, cleaned and organized the store
Participants included in phot John Dustman '05, Ben Hewitt '05, Jeff Rice '00, Jonathan Walsh '98 and Dan Altman '02 pose at the end of the day in front of the Clausen Thrift Store