Store donates $40k in first year

Posted on February 1, 2013 by Sonoma Valley Sun

Republic of Thrift, the store that routes all of its net profits to support public education, has made another round of donations totaling $20,000. The purveyor of “gently used items” sent $16,000 to Sonoma Valley Public Schools and an additional $4,000 to the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation.

The store has donated nearly $40,000 to the cause since sisters Jeannette Tomany and Michelle Mammini opened it one year ago.

“What a success story,” exclaimed Gary Nelson of the Nelson Family of Companies. “Republic of Thrift represents the best combination of entrepreneurship and philanthropy. I salute their contribution of $39,000 in year one.”

Jeannette Tomany added, “To say we are pleased with our progress in just under one year is an understatement. We’re looking forward to the next chapter in our mission to provide a consistent revenue source for public schools in our valley.”

Republic of Thrift accepts gently used clothing, shoes, furniture, house wares and more. The store is located at 17496 Sonoma Highway in the Springs. 933.9850.