Since 1985, Twice But Nice has been getting items and giving back.
 
The store in downtown Fort Saskatchewan takes donated items and sells them. Whatever they make above paying their staff, they give back to community groups or initiatives.
 
Most recently, the Twice But Nice board gave $5,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Saskatchewan. The money will go to helping 16 youth (aged 13-17) involved in the Youth Employment Program.
 
"I keep encouraging people to come out and buy because that's how we fund this stuff," said Birgit Blizzard, secretary of the Twice But Nice board.
 
The program pays for the youth to work 20 hours a week for about four weeks. While doing so, they gain valuable work experience.
 
"Learn job skills, writing resumes, how to deal with customers, all the aspects of employment," added Blizzard.
 
Twice But Nice has been around for 33 years, for 26 of them they've been supporting the local club. Other recent donations include $2,500 to KidSport and $1,000 to the Youth Action Club.
 
The board helps decide where the money goes.
 
"We give out donations to any community groups that apply that have a bit of a social reason for doing their event or program," added Blizzard.
 
The store and board generally give $25,000-$30,000 away each year in grants. In total, they've given just shy of $900,000 back to the community groups. It truly is the gift that keeps on giving.
 

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