By Avra Sullivan
Liz Bazzell enjoys volunteering and helping those less fortunate. Recently retired from a career in sales, Liz found the ideal opportunity to use her extra time with the opening of Our Daily Thread. Our Daily Thread is a thrift shop that benefits the various outreaches of the Queen Anne’s County Christian Assistance (QACCA), a non-profit organization formed by an alliance of Christian churches. Liz was familiar with the work of QACCA through the Emergency Food Pantry, which is housed at Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church in Stevensville which Liz attends.
Our Daily Thread opened on December 12th. “I have been so encouraged,” says Liz, speaking about the feedback from the community. “I’m really amazed at the support we have received from people as well as area businesses.” A grand opening event is planned for mid-January, and the thrift store hopes to extend its hours as more people volunteer. “We would like to have more volunteers, and anyone is welcome to volunteer,” she says.
Located behind the Cracker Barrel at 425 Thompson Creek Road, Our Daily Thread sells gently used clothing, collectibles, housewares and more. The store is volunteer-staffed and all items are donated. All proceeds from the store are used to support the various ministries of the QACCA, primarily Our Haven Shelter and the Emergency Food Pantry. Our Haven Shelter is Queen Anne’s County only cold-weather shelter, providing a safe sanctuary, food and comfort to those in need during the coldest, most difficult months of the year. QACCA’s Emergency Food Pantry provides food and necessities to those in need on a monthly basis.
When not at the store, Liz enjoys gardening and fishing. She and her husband Tom have four children and seven grandchildren.
Our Daily Thread is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10am-3pm with the exception of Thursday when they are open until 6pm. For more information about Our Daily Thread, call 410-253-0945. To learn more about the QACCA and the programs they offer, visit their website at www.qacca.org.