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August 14, 2017

National Thrift Shop Day

by PBUnitedWay

August 17 is National Thrift Shop Day! A thrift shop is a resale retail store which is typically run by a charitable organization, in order to raise money for their charity. Thrift shops sell used goods that have been donated by the public, and are often staffed by volunteers. Because the items are donated, they can be sold at a lower cost, and because the staff is often volunteer based, more of the raised money can go towards charitable deeds.

Thrifting can be fun and beneficial to the community. Often, thrift shops have hidden vintage treasures that can’t be found anywhere else, at a low price. Support local thrift shops in Palm Beach County on August 17, #NationalThriftShopDay. Below is a list of some notable ones:

  1. The Lord’s Place Joshua Thrift Store – Proceeds from Joshua Thrift Store sales directly benefit the programs and services available at the Lord’s Place, a local charity dedicated to breaking the cycle of homelessness, and helping formerly homeless people rebuild their lives. Joshua Thrift Store provides the opportunity for formerly homeless the Lord’s Place clients to learn customer service skills and get experience in a retail setting.
  2. Hospice Resale Shops – Hospice Resale, which has multiple locations in Palm Beach County, is a resale shop supported by donations from the community. All proceeds from Hospice Resale Shops go towards supporting hospice patients and their families.
  3. Nearly New ShopNearly New Shop sells donated clothing, accessories, jewelry, furniture, artwork and housewares. The proceeds from their sales go towards benefiting the seniors served by MorseLife programs, such as short and long term care, independent and assisted living, and memory care.
  4. Treasures for Hope Charity Store – Treasures for Hope is a thrift store that works to turn secondhand items into “beautiful treasures” and to bring awareness to the community about homeless youth and youth aging out of foster care. An exciting part of Treasure for Hope’s mission is that they work to employ homeless and post foster care youth, giving them job training that is essential for their adulthood independence.

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