One of the best aspects of living in the small city of Petaluma is the simple fact of people looking out for one another. Taking care of their own. So many great organizations working together to make this a better place to live and work and raise families. Petaluma Educational Foundation doesn't just look out for a few of our city's school kids, it looks out for every single K-12 student in all of its area schools.
And one of the major ways that PEF is able to raise monies for funding major impact and enrichment grants and other programs in Petaluma area schools is through its very own benefit thrift store, Alphabet Soup.
Since Alphabet Soup moved store locations not too long ago, sales of donated household items, furnishings and clothes have rocketed to record new levels. In part due to the fact that repurposing clothing and furniture is the smart thing to do these days and also because more and more Petalumans have cottoned on to their donations directly boosting the coffers of local schools.
Furniture is the big ticket item for raising monies for PEF's excellent work. Because it takes up so much space in an already busy store, Alphabet Soup team hasn't been able to display as many household items as it would like.
That's all changing this Spring with the addition of a second Soup store, aptly named Alphabet Soup@Home. Located just down the street from its flagship store, the home decor and furnishings store is set to open in the retail space recently vacated by former tenant, Jacqueline's Tea Room.
For full story on the new Alphabet Soup@Home, see sister site, West Petaluma Living. In the meantime, please do consider donating any used household items, furniture and decor to Alphabet Soup@Home and help make a difference in city-wide classrooms.