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You are invited to share in the joy of volunteering at Precious Life Shelter

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, approximately 25 percent of Americans age 55 and older spend some of their time volunteering. In “The Joy of Spending Your Golden Years Volunteering,” Sara Lindberg shares how donating time to helping others benefits retirees:

  • Helps them connect to the community
  • Provides a sense of purpose
  • Improves mental health
  • Keeps them physically active
  • Helps bridge generational gaps

If you have been thinking of donating time to a non-profit organization, the Precious Life Shelter Thrift Store, which provides residential services for homeless pregnant women, is the place for you! The thrift shop, located at 3622 Florista Street in Los Alamitos, needs volunteers who want to help others in need while also having fun and making new friends.

Celebrating its 27th anniversary in 2019, the thrift store provides 40 percent of Precious Life Shelter’s operating budget.

“We understand that today’s retirees are busy and active, so we work around their schedule,” explained Executive Director Theresa Murphy. “Whether it’s volunteering every week, every other week or once a month, whatever people can do to help is be appreciated.”

Many homeless pregnant women depend on Precious Life Shelter and the shelter depends on its community of volunteers. You can be one of them! For more information, contact Tammy Krause at [email protected] or 562-431-5025 (M-F; 9 AM to 4 PM.)

Volunteers for Precious Life Thrift and Gift Shop at a thank-you event. Courtesy photo.
Volunteers for Precious Life Thrift and Gift Shop at a thank-you event. Courtesy photo.

The article above was released by Precious Life Shelter.