2021 sales recap: With sales at a record high and no mortgage, our gifts to Lakeside were also record-breaking—the $517K gifted (up 41% from 2020) not only helps manage tuition rates but also funded more than 20 special requests, including tables, chairs and a 75” touchscreen display for the new study hall, a scissors lift for building and grounds, and SawStop table saws for woods classes. Interesting fact for the year: sales of Christmas items totaled $59,612.16—that’s 22% of all sales for Oct-Dec!
Volunteer: The Board of Directors credits our Day Managers and 100+ volunteers that kept their focus on our mission to support Lakeside Lutheran High School and other WELS/ELS organizations in southern Wisconsin by keeping our store 100% volunteer-run. Last month we welcomed 11 new Lakeside student volunteers for a day, including Kaylea Affeld (St. Mark, Watertown), Caelan Baney (Zion, Columbus), Brynn Boche and Reyna Rupnow (St. Matthew, Oconomowoc), Jack DePrey (Holy Cross, Madison), Gabriel Hagen and Austin Schwab (St. Paul, Fort Atkinson), Kyle Main (St. John, Juneau), Carly Paske (Zion, Leeds), Natalie Punzel (Trinity, Watertown) and Ianna Wolfram (Eastside, Madison). We’re also beyond grateful for the continuing new adult volunteers including Mark Enger (back door) and Natalie Wollin (pet department). Please consider making Twice is Nice a place where YOU volunteer this year.
Shop: Whether first-time or longtime patrons, we sincerely thank our customers and donors of resale items who keep us so busy. Customers seem to have adjusted well to the store hours of 10 am-4 pm Monday-Saturday. We averaged 230 customers per day, every day (with Saturdays being slightly busier (285) and Mondays the slowest (207). We continue to accept donations at the back door from 10-3:30 any day we are open. Keep on visiting us on the west side of Jefferson in 2022!