In our series, “Faces of Me Fine,” we highlight the dedicated people who make sure the organization achieves its mission to support critically ill children and their families at Duke, UNC, and WakeMed Children’s Hospitals. Meet Caty, a long-time member of the Me Fine family who thrives of sharing with Second Hope Shop customers how their support is making a difference in more ways than they know.
Despite the note on her resume that Caty started working at Second Hope Shop in November 2017, she has been involved with the store for years. Sister to Mary Angel Bastin, Second Hope Shop’s manager, Caty grew up knowing the mission of Me Fine and how important the thrift store was in providing the nonprofit with the financial resources to help critically ill children and their families.
“I’ve helped in all sorts of ways, shapes, and forms,” Caty reflected. Currently, Caty serves as the donations supervisor, sorting through the countless bags and boxes brought in by members of the community. She separates out items that cannot be sold within the store due to stains, rips, or tears. Then, she brings the items to Ms. Barbara to be priced and put on the shelves for purchase.
What’s the best part of working at the store for Caty? “Anytime I have a chance to explain why this store exists and what the Me Fine Foundation does,” she said.
Spending time with family at the shop doesn’t stop Caty from spending even more time with her siblings and their children outside of the shop.
Me Fine’s Second Hope Shop is located at 5100 US Hwy 70 East in Princeton, North Carolina. You can find updates on sales and specials on the store’s Facebook page or give them a call at 919-202-0445.