Meet Izzy. She is five years old. She happens to be the granddaughter of our beloved volunteer, Mona. And, yes, Izzy is a ballerina. Since she was very young, one of Izzy's favorite things has been to visit Maria's Treasures and pick out something special for herself or another family member. Izzy also likes to donate clothes she has outgrown. Welll...somehow her ballet dress got included in a recent bag of clothing and no one at home noticed, until the dance recital was only a few days away. A panicked phone call from Izzy's mom left us perplexed. Luckily, Izzy's dad had a picture of his daughter in her dress. Izzy is smiling because the staff at Maria's Treasures found her missing ballet costume just in time for her big recital. I do believe in angels. I also believe in our volunteer, Marie, who has a gift for finding a place for everything and keeping everything in its place. Oh, yes, Izzy is an angel too. Mona told me so.
Hi! I'm Carol Croteau, founder of Friends of Maria. I have been making "friends" for over ten years now. I want to share with you the stories of the wonderful volunteers and customers who have come to think of our Thrift Store, Maria's Treasures, as a home away from home. Come on in! Consider yourself one of the family!