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August 27, 2013 > Volunteers remodel Fremont Discovery Shop

Volunteers remodel Fremont Discovery Shop

Submitted By Carol Weaver-Madsen

The American Cancer Society'sDiscovery Shop has been located at its present location on Chapel Way in Fremont since November 2005; the merlot-colored walls were in desperate need of an update. Store volunteers at this upscale resale boutique decided to do something about it. Catalysts of change were student volunteers on the Sunday shift who, under the leadership of Jorge Lagos, clamored long and loud for months, asking for permission to re-paint the shop, and donation by local merchant Jewel Train of their display cases when the business closed.

Three eye-catching shades of green were chosen, and the volunteers went to town, priming and then painting the premises. Soon the adult volunteers were also on board with the painting chores, assisted by those assigned to public service by the Fremont Traffic Court.

Over 150 volunteers made quick work of multiple coats of primer and paint and a two-person Discovery Shop team came in to help redesign the store. Discovery Shop in Fremont now has four times more jewelry cases than previously, seven new racks of clothing, and a new look.

The American Cancer Society is a volunteer run organization dedicated to finding treatments and cures for all forms of cancer. It is a remarkable feat, worthy of our goal, for volunteers to completely remodel a Discovery Shop. This is an example of the power of volunteerism and good stewardship of every donated dollar. We hope that dollars they saved by doing the work using volunteer labor, will be the dollars that find a cure for cancer!

Visit the Discovery Shop soon to see our amazing remodel. It's called the Discovery Shop because when you visit, you are sure to find a unique treasure, and now, experience a "new" store. When you donate and shop at the Discovery Shop, you help create a world with less cancer, and more birthdays.

The Discovery Shop
40733 Chapel Way, Fremont
(510) 252-1540
Mon - Thurs: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Fri - Sun: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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