Story and photo credit: Rancho Santa Fe Review
The Rancho Santa Fe Rotary (RSF) club members volunteered October 16 at Rancho Santa Fe's Helen Woodward Animal Center.
The Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC) has been helping animals in the community for over 40 years.  HWAC is a no-kill facility that receives no government funding so it relies on the Orphaned Objects Resale Shop among other creative ways to support its mission.  Orphaned Objects Resale Shop supports HWAC through financial contributions estimated $250,000 annually.  One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sales at this high-end boutique thrift stores go directly back to HWAC.  
RSF Rotarians had a great time volunteering in the Resale Shop sorting clothes, organizing racks, restocking displays, interacting with customers, etc.
The Resale Shop supports Helen Woodward's important programs, including Adoption, Animeals (helping homebound seniors and military veterans by providing pet food for their beloved pets), Pet Encounter Therapy (bringing the unconditional love of animals to people in shelters, hospitals, etc.), and Pets Without Walls (providing veterinary care to pets owned by San Diego's homeless community).  
Emma Givens, lead cashier and volunteer supervisor at the Resale Shop appreciated the help from all her volunteers, including the RSF Rotarians.    RSF Rotary's next community outreach project will be its annual Angel Giving Tree in November.