Charity stores threading on a budget

first_imgUnstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matter NewsCommunityCharity stores threading on a budgetBy Cian Reinhardt – August 29, 2017 1570 Linda Hayes, Manager NCBI Limerick Store and Paul Saunders wearing his casual outfit chosen by the NCBI Staff.Linda Hayes, Manager NCBI Limerick charity store and Paul Saunders wearing his casual outfit chosen by the NCBI Staff.THE DILEMMA of what to wear to the tenth wedding of the year or trying to make a splash for a job interview needn’t be a bank-breaker, charity bosses say.“Whether people are looking for an outfit on a night out, a wedding or a job interview. I would say you don’t have to look past charity shops,” said Linda Hayes, National Council for the Blind of Ireland Store Manager, Williams Street.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The outfits we get in are fabulous, you have everything even the big name brands if you’re lucky. If you take the time to browse and have a good root around you can find anything in a second-hand shop,” she added.As a demonstration, Linda Hayes dressed Limerick Post journalist, Paul Saunders in an outfit that would suit for a wedding, and another casual outfit for an evening socialising.“The things that are donated – admittedly they are worn – but a lot of the clothes are high-quality items and will last you a long time,” added Linda.Nora O’Dwyer, regular customer, Kay Ryan, NCBI, Paul Saunders, Limerick Post, Frances Connery and Linda Hayes, NCBI.The NCBI Store Manager explained many charities are partially funded by the government, but like the NCBI can have a deficit to make up, as is the case for the NCBI with almost €3 million needed to keep their operations fully-funded.The “wedding outfit”, made up of a suit jacket, waistcoat, shirt, tie, pants and shoes came in a just €29. Paul’s casual outfit was a pair of chinos, a Farah shirt and a pair of shoes for the steal price of €17.Read similar stories in the Limerick Post Community section. Facebook TAGScharityclothesCommunityfashionNCBIshop Print WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleLimerick’s Steve Spade set to amaze Picnic audienceNext articleGarda appeal for help in finding missing person Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Advertisement Heartbroken publicans call time on their Covid lockdown Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Email Limerick webinar on Slow Fashion & Capsule Wardrobe last_img read more

Big Brothers Big Sisters charts successful course

first_img Email the author Sponsored Content Hole sponsors were Colin McCrary and Auto Sports and Tee sponsors were Army Aviation, Witherington Group, SARHA, Lambda Chi Alpha, Dr. Patrician Block and Dr. Bonnie Cannon. The Hole-in-One sponsor was Sanbuck.Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pike County has been serving children and families since 1998.Through the program, 227 children have been matched with adult mentors.“The need for mentors remains high,” Conner said. “Those who have the time and a place in their heart for children are encouraged to contact us to find out more about the opportunities to be a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters.”For more information, call 566-2454. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Next Up“This year the Tee It Up for Kids Sake golf tournament raised $10,000 for our programs and those dollars make a difference in the lives of a lot of young people,” Conner said. “Right now, we have 60 matches and that’s great but we also have 165 kids who are waiting for a match. Hopefully, the golf tournament generated greater awareness of Big Brothers Big Sister and created more interest.”The success of the tournament was due to two factors — those who teed it up for the kids and the sponsors of the event.The first place team in the tournament was Derick Bracewell, Warren Kelly, Mickey Dichiara and Seth Goree. Right on the heels of the low scorers were Stewart Taylor, Will Mullis, Mike Davis and Bob Lambert. The third place team was Rick Cochran, Matt Qualls, Jeramy Cline and Jerry Miller.” “We appreciate the support of all those who participated and I think they all had a really great time,” Conner said. “And, I can’t say enough to thank our sponsors. They really came through for us.”The Eagle sponsors for the tournament were Airtek Construction, Bell Outdoor Signs, DeMarcus Ware of the Dallas Cowboys, First National Bank of Brundidge and Troy, Sanders Lead, Troy Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wal-Mart DC 7019 and Robin Sullivan and Jimmy Barron.Troy Bank & Trust was the tournament’s appetizer and meal sponsor.Birdie sponsors were Alpha Tau Omega of Troy University, K&W Plastics, Pepsi Cola of Luverne, The Printing Press, Don Walker’s Western Wear and the Troy Exchange Club. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 31, 2009 Print Articlecenter_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories You Might Like Bonds revoked for two suspects Bonds for two charged with rape, kidnapping and robbery at a Troy home have been revoked. Ronald Demarkus Thomas, 25,… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Big Brothers Big Sisters charts successful course All of the dollars have been counted and all the t’s crossed and, by all accounts, the Tee It Up for Kids Sake golf tournament was a great success.The four-man scramble is an annual event of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pike County and all the proceeds benefit the organization’s programs.Melinda Conner, activities coordinator, said the golf tournament is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ major fundraiser and it is also an opportunity to raise awareness of the organization’s programs and a recruiting tool for the Bigs. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

CFP leaves Pac-12 out of top

first_imgIt doesn’t really make sense. Anyone who’s watched an extended amount of college football this season would be able to tell you that USC is a legitimate top 25 team. The talent is undeniable, the potential is sky-high and the chemistry recently has been inspiring. I’d feel confident with USC going into a matchup with anybody in the country right now.But somehow, USC didn’t make the College Football Playoff committee’s first top 25 ranking. Of course, when I take at look at everyone it did include, I remember why. No team with more than two losses cracked the ranking. The Trojans’ recent surge doesn’t change the fact that they still have three. It’s not the CFP’s vote that doesn’t make sense, but that the team we’ve seen since Clay Helton took over as head coach already has three losses this season heading into the final stretch. The difference between the team since Helton inherited it feels like night and day. It’s so frustrating to think about what could have been with this roster, or the excitement and buzz that could have been going around campus this week if it were the Trojans who were either in striking distance — or already projected — to make the playoff.Though there’s still plenty to play for this season, and I still hold on to the belief that the Trojans are not mathematically eliminated from playoff contention at this point, the look of the first CFP poll isn’t very encouraging that even a miracle can happen with USC’s season.Overall, I think the committee did a good job with its first poll. While the AP Poll still has Ohio State at No. 1, holding on a little too much to the preseason hype surrounding the defending national champions, I like the CFP’s decision to go with Clemson at No. 1. The Tigers have a truly marquee win already this year with their victory over Notre Dame. Instead of Baylor at No. 2, the CFP has LSU, who also has a big-name win this year over Florida. Clemson and LSU are the only undefeated Power Five conference teams with that kind of a win already, and I’m confused as to why the AP poll doesn’t recognize that.It’s still too early to really say anything definitive about the rankings, with the meat of most conference schedules just getting underway this upcoming weekend. The        No. 3 Buckeyes still have to play     No. 7 Michigan State; No. 6 Baylor still has to play No. 8 TCU. But there were some noteworthy question marks from the CFP nonetheless, like a one-loss Alabama team ranking higher than all of those undefeated teams besides Ohio State at No. 4, or Ohio State being the one Power Five team without a big win that would earn a spot if the season ended today.Most relevant for USC is that the rest of the Pac-12 did not score that highly in the first poll. Not one team from the conference broke the CFP’s top 10, with Stanford coming in at No. 11 and Utah close behind at No. 12. The only other Pac-12 team making the poll is UCLA at No. 23, the last two-loss team to qualify.It’s not a terrible verdict for the Pac-12. The Cardinal and Utes placed higher than Oklahoma of the Big 12 at      No. 15 and the ACC’s Florida State at No. 16, both of whom also have one loss.But the CFP might be guilty of an SEC bias. One-loss Florida is just ahead of Stanford and Utah at No. 10, and Alabama is up another six spots from there.The wildcard is No. 5 Notre Dame, which is neither here nor there for USC. It would be great if either of the two teams in first place in the respective divisions of the Pac-12 had that spot, but it certainly makes Helton’s first loss of the season look even more forgivable on top of the situation he was thrown into.The million-dollar question is if the winner of the Pac-12 will get a spot in the big dance. As the other Daily Trojan columnists have repeated several times in this space, USC is one loss by Utah away from controlling its destiny to a Pac-12 South division title, and a likely rematch with Stanford for the conference championship.While Stanford currently trails Notre Dame in the CFP, the committee won’t have to stress about where to put the two by the end of the season. Stanford hosts the Irish for their respective regular season finales. A Cardinal win almost guarantees the four playoff spots will be reserved for Power Five conference winners, and make a win over Stanford in the conference title game look that much better.But even then, a three-loss conference winner would be really easy to leave out if the rest of the conference winners had no more than two losses. The miracle scenario for ’SC would likely require Clemson losing to Florida State, a      one-loss team emerging from the Coastal half of the ACC — a 7-1 UNC that didn’t crack the CFP’s top 25 but is No. 21 in the AP poll currently leads to Coastal standings — and then upsetting Florida State for the ACC title.But hey, if the Coastal division of the ACC taught us anything this weekend during the Miami vs. Duke game, it’s that every cliché about the unpredictability of college football is still very true.Luke Holthouse is a junior majoring in policy, planning and development and broadcast and digital journalism. His column, “Holthouse Party,” runs Wednesdays.last_img read more

Tipp name football team to face Cork this weekend

first_imgAs Tipperary prepare to head into Allianz Football League Division 2 action for the first time since 2010, manager Liam Kearns has announced his panel to face Cork. Together they will make history this Saturday evening, January 27th as they square up for the first league match under lights in the ‘new’ Páirc Uí Chaoimh.His experienced side welcomes back Steven O’Brien for his first competitive inter-county football match since 2015 and also sees Robbie Kiely assume the captaincy role.The team lines out as follows;1. Evan Comerford – Kilsheelan-Kilcash2. Shane O’Connell – Golden-Kilfeacle3. Jimmy Feehan – Killenaule4. Emmet Moloney – Drom & Inch5. Bill Maher – Kilsheelan-Kilcash6. Alan Campbell – Moyle Rovers7. Robbie Kiely (Capt.) – Carbery Rangers8. Steven O’Brien – Ballina9. Jack Kennedy – Clonmel Commercials10. Josh Keane – Golden-Kilfeacle11. Conor Sweeney – Ballyporeen12. Brian Fox – Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill13. Liam Boland – Moyle Rovers14. Michael Quinlivan – Clonmel Commercials15. Liam McGrath – Loughmore-CastleineySubs:16. Ciarán Kenrick – Moyle Rovers17. Kevin Fahey – Clonmel Commercials18. Liam Casey – Cahir19. George Hannigan – Shannon Rovers20. Colm O’Shaughnessy – Ardfinnan21. John Meagher – Loughmore-Castleiney22. Jason Lonergan – Clonmel Commercials23. Ian Fahey – Clonmel Commercials24. Brendan Martin – Kilsheelan-Kilcash25. Seán Carey – Moyle Rovers26. Stephen Murray – Burgesslast_img read more