Some weeks ago a gentleman came into the store with a Riverside Yarns gift card that he had bought and no longer needed. He didn’t come in to exchange it, nor did he want a refund. He simply asked us to keep it at the counter, to be used as needed by other customers.
Time passed, and it so happened that one day a customer misjudged the cost of her purchase. ‘No worries’, we said, ‘we have a gift card here for just this exact purpose!’
Last week this same person came back in and purchased a new gift card. She didn’t put it in her purse. She quietly gave it back and asked that it be left at the counter, to be used as needed by others.
In the spirit of quiet kindness, there is a local project that a customer has brought to our attention:
Knitting for Neonates is a local group that donates hand-knit and crocheted baby garments to local hospitals. Right now there is a need for baby booties and mittens, as well as any leftover DK or fingering-weight yarn you might be able to donate. More information is available at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/199000804679502/permalink/682236006355977/
Not on Facebook? Please call the store for the contact information.