A Bridge To Better Living was created to be an independent society that satisfies the individual/shared passions of two local residents. Shirley Cahoon, a retiree, who has a great grandson who has suffered the challenges of “juvenile diabetes” since the age of three. Bryan Crogie, a retiree, has a passion for reaching out to these who are marginalized by circumstances and fighting to regain a better lifestyle. In June of 2016, while participating in the annual “yard sale” by the Miller family in Clinton BC, where $3200.00 was raised in only 5 hours for juvenile diabetes research, an idea was formed,
Why not have a ‘yard sale” everyday?
On September, 1, 2016, Shirley and Bryan committed to form a society, open a “thrift store” and decided to have this in place by November, 1, 2016. Confirmed “yard sale” people these two started collecting stock, searching for a “board of directors”, locating a store site, and planning their passion. The tremendous generosity of the people met who opened their hearts and garages, closets, and basements filled six rental spaces with store fill-out material.
Dedicated people came forward to help guide and advertise. A “board” was formed. A store front was leased and on November, 21, 2016 the thrift store was launched.