University of Georgia
Project Safe Thrift Store
submitted by Mary Barrett on September 28, 2011
At The University of Georgia, Terry MBA program, students
work hard and make a difference both in and out of the classroom. On August 9th, to kick off their
two-year journey, students from the class of 2013 put their organizational and
planning skills to the test, volunteering their time at Project Safe, a locally
founded non-profit organization.
Project Safe works to end domestic violence through
prevention and educational programs, crisis intervention and on going
supportive services for survivors of domestic violence and their children. They also operate two thrift stores in the
Athens area, the proceeds of which go to support local shelters.
One of Project Safe’s thrift stores was in need of a little
care, attention and reorganization. Terry MBA’s spent the afternoon
reformatting the store layout, placing the most demanded goods near the front
of the store and the least demanded goods near the back. The students also swept, mopped, dusted,
cleaned and tidied. The opportunity to
volunteer together made the Terry MBA’s a tighter, more cohesive group, while
giving back to a great organization.
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