Issue #20 – Thrift Stores Giving Back

1Thrift Stores Giving Back

Thrift Stores are great for the community because they give back to different types of charities. The next time you are shopping at one of the following thrift stores remember every time you make a purchase you are helping someone in need.

Dinosaurs and Roses

“To make a difference by touching one life at a time!”

Their mission is to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need by direct contribution of goods or by supporting other Las Vegas charities. By selling high-quality, donated goods at affordable prices, they generate financial support for the greater Las Vegas charitable community.

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Goodwill of Southern Nevada

Goodwill of Southern Nevada, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, employ and train people with disabilities to maximize the quality of life for each individual served. Goodwill turns donations of gently used goods into jobs and careers for the members of the local community. They provide to people with disabilities employment, job training and other community-based programs. Goodwill helps people who lack education or job experience, and clients facing barriers and other challenges to find employment. Also at Goodwill, they believe that work creates the economic energy that builds strong families and strong communities. By working at Goodwill, it helps build self-confidence, friendships and independence.

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Savers

Savers has a big heart and an even bigger vision. Savers is a community champion and a revolutionary recycler. They have been at it for more than 60 years! Savers is a for-profit, worldwide thrift retailer that offers gently used clothing, accessories and household goods. Savers purchases, resells and recycles – giving communities a smarter way to shop. Savers also helps more than 120 non-profit organizations by paying them for their donated goods.

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