The Mission Thrift Store…Shopping with a Purpose

We all love a good deal! There’s nothing better than hunting through shelves and racks to find that hidden treasure with a tag that says $2. That rush you feel when you walk away with a $2 gem is amazing. But what happens with that $2 once you leave the store? Well, here at the Mission Thrift Store that $2 is put back into our Life Recovery Program.

The $2 you paid for that treasure provides 1 meal for a homeless man, woman or child who is in our Life Recovery Program. It could be a man who wants to work but just lost his job. It could be a woman who is escaping a life of domestic violence and wanting to stand on her own feet. It could be a child who has bounced from house to house and still thrives in school knowing its their way out of poverty. It could be a neighbor, a friend and the truth is based on the current statistics, it could be anyone of us.

When you shop at the Mission Thrift Store, you are not only finding a great deal….you are a partner in helping us change our cities one life at a time. Here’s why the Mission’s Thrift Store is important to our community:

First, it provides needed clothing, appliances, mattresses, and household items that would have been thrown away to families at a reduced price. Many of our families in Shreveport-Bossier are struggling to make ends meet, and the Mission Thrift Store is designed to provide these families with the items they need at prices they can afford.

Second, it provides Vocational Training for our guests (at the top of this post you will see Robin, a guest in our Discipleship Program, learning how to operate a cash register from our Thrift Store Manager, Tee). With these skills, our guests have the experience needed to secure a job in the retail industry.

Finally, the Mission Thrift Store supports the work of the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission. All proceeds from the Mission Thrift Store are invested into changing the lives of homeless men, women and children right here in Shreveport-Bossier.

You see when you shop at the Mission Thrift Store, you are not just a customer….you are a partner for change in our cities. Everyday guests at the Mission are finding hope, healing and restoration but there is still more work to be done. You can help by spreading the word to your friends and family about the Mission Thrift Store and how every purchase supports the ministry of the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission. Then, stop by the Thrift Store Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm at 6800 Mansfield Road and let us serve you with a smile and a great deal.