Brighter Days Boutique has half-price days each week for seniors and students

by | Oct 13, 2023

Valley Food Bank’s boutique is also seeking donations of items for its online auction in November

The Brighter Days Boutique, an essential fundraising arm of the Valley Food Bank on Houlton Street, offers special deals for seniors and students for one day each week.

Every Tuesday, starting Oct. 17, the boutique, located at 163 Houlton

Street, host Student Discount Day. On Tuesdays, anyone with a valid student ID will receive a 50 per cent discount on all purchases.

Meanwhile, every Thursday is Seniors Day, when anyone 60 and older can purchase anything in the store for 50 per cent off.

While Brighter Days Boutique has hosted Seniors Day for the past six months, Valley Food Ban Executive Director Monica Grant wants to get the word out to everyone in its coverage area.

“The more we can spread the word, the better for the community,” she said.

Grant explained that funds from all boutique purchases go straight to the food bank to help fill the food hampers.

She said the boutique is open Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Grant said the boutique is currently canvassing businesses, organizations and individuals in its coverage area from Nackawic to River des Chutes for donations in support of its online auction from Nov. 20 to 24.

“Our goal is to raise $5,000 for the Valley Food Bank,” Grant said in a letter to Upper Valley businesses.

She explained they want donations of items upon which the public can place bids, such as gift certificates, baskets of various goods or other items.

Grant said auction organizers need donation replies describing the item by Friday, Nov. 3. If the donor can’t deliver it to the boutique between Nov. 6 and 10, the boutique will arrange to pick it up.

Donors can call 506 328 4417 or write to:

Brighter Days Boutique,

162 Houlton Street,

Woodstock, N.B.

E7M 1Z1

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