Thrift store donates additional $11,000 to schools
Republic of Thrift, the newest thrift store in Sonoma, has distributed an additional $11,000 to the Sonoma Valley schools, bringing the store’s donation total to date up to $19,606. “The people of Sonoma have responded strongly to support their public schools and we are very proud of our community and the work that we’ve done to date,” said owner Jeannette Tomany. “To have generated more than $19,000 after only seven months of opening really underscores this point. This is what motivates our team at Republic of Thrift – it feels good to help make a difference in education.” One hundred percent of the store’s net profits go to Sonoma Valley public schools. Tomany continues to work without salary until January 2013, which is helping to get this new venture off the ground. She hopes to demonstrate to the community that Republic of Thrift is committed to providing much-needed additional revenue for cash-strapped district-wide schools. Republic of Thrift is ran by, left to right, employee Kira Hewitt, owner Jeannette Mammini-Tomany and employee Michelle Mammini-Savage. Republic of Thrift accepts gently used clothing, shoes, furniture, housewares, etc. For more information, contact Republic of Thrift or stop by the store at 17496 Sonoma Highway.