October 1, 2023

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Deals on Wheels

Plenty of teddy bears and other cuddly toys, along with all kinds of great bargains were looking for a home when Deals on Wheels – the name of the Cayman Islands Red Cross’ mobile thrift shop – visited Bodden Town.

Deals On Wheels effectively is a mobile shop, towed by a very large, bright red pick-up truck that parks up at different districts (this time it was Bodden Town beach) to take the bargains to your door. As Cayman Red-Cross’ Remedios Imperial explained:
“We have four main programmes and one of them is the Red Cross Thrift Shop, and the Thrift Shop now has Deals on Wheels, the community outreach programme that goes to each district every last Saturday of the month. “So for this month we are in Bodden Town, so that residents can have access to what we offer for our shop in George Town. Instead of them coming to town, we go to their districts, which is easier for them.

“Next month on Saturday 31 March we will be in North Side, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., at the junction of North Side and Hutlands Road, near to Chisholm’s supermarket.” Ms Imperial said.


Humane Society’s books on the road

Two volunteers with the Cayman Islands Humane Society were busy selling books – all kinds of secondhand suspense and mystery novels, spy thrillers and whodunnits, for the bargain-basement price of CI$1.00 each in the entrance to Fosters in Savannah.

“We come here in the last Saturday of every month – to sell our books. We usually sell them for one dollar each or we sell six books for five dollars,” said Humane Society volunteer Linda Haynes.

All money raised will be going towards the Humane Society’s expenses, particularly in running the animal shelter for dogs and cats.

The Humane Society has two shops, the Bookloft where all kinds of secondhand books can be found, both hardbacks and paperbacks. Then there is the Claws-it thrift store. Both are located at the site of the animal shelter near to the AL Thompson roundabout in George Town.

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