NURKHALISH Afina Ariffin recalls the positive feeling she felt after successfully helping a young man put together a suitable outfit for a job interview, using items donated to Bargain Basement.
“It has given a greater purpose to my job and motivates me to build relationships with the people I interact with.
“I have personally bought some clothing and shoes, and even helped family and friends get wedding gifts from the store,” said the 23-year-old who enjoys helping customers put together fashionable outfits and shopping for good bargains.
Khalish, as she is better known, first joined Bargain Basement as a part-time employee before being offered a permanent job as store supervisor.
The chemistry graduate said her stint has changed her perception of second-hand items and given her a better understanding of how charity homes work.
Bargain Basement is an initiative under IOI Group’s Foundation, Yayasan Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng.
The charity retail outlet located in IOI City Mall takes in pre-loved, unused or excess goods donated by well-wishers that are then sold at affordable prices. The nett proceeds are channeled to different charities.
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