Construction continues for the Adult and Teen Challenge downtown Brandon Super Thrift Store's lower level.

Assistant Manager, Nicole Smith, says they're hoping to have renovations complete by mid-June, and are still welcoming monthly supporters to help fund their programming and renovations.

"Funding for our lower level reno is about at 80% as we still have a couple of walls that still need to get built, and we need to finish off the washroom area," shares Smith.  "The community office, the boardroom, as well as Freedom Church will soon be up and running.  I'd like to say in a couple of weeks but it's hard to tell."

To finish the building project Adult and Teen Challenge is needing support both in monetary donations, as well as volunteer help from trades people, or anyone who can offer an hour or two of their time.

"We're non-profit so there's no government support whatsoever," notes Smith. "So, we certainly do rely on our supporters.  That being said, somebody maybe can give their time if they don't have a lot of funds to give.  And some people are really busy but they have the monetary."

"So, if you can help in one way, that's an awesome blessing for us and we really appreciate it.  We're also looking for volunteers for the store as well, to help out for maybe one or two hours a week to help put away racks or help clean up, things like that."  

"Everything really does go a long way and we do really appreciate it all," she adds. 

Listen to more with Nicole Smith and CJRB's Barry Lamb with regards to the programs that will be taking place once the lower-level renovation project is complete.