HAPPY OPENING FOR FAMILY PROMISE THRIFT STORE
Several people attending the Grand Opening of the Family Promise Thrift Store had already made purchases by 10:30am. The opening and ribbon cutting was scheduled for 11am but people came early to help the Family Promise of Lincoln County program as it takes its first steps towards helping homeless families. Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce Director, Nonni Augustine and the Chamber Ambassadors were on hand for the ribbon cutting along with Lincoln City Mayor, Dick Anderson. Now the store is trying to get the word out that they need more merchandise. It’s located at 5030 SE Highway 101.
Family Promise of Lincoln County is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide shelter, meals and comprehensive assistance to homeless and low income families with children in Lincoln County, while they seek to achieve sustainable independent living. This is achieved through a collaborative community effort and based on a proven successful national model that partners with local congregations and social service agencies to provide practical and effective services.
The Family Promise Thrift Store will help with cash flow for the program and a place where some family members might gain practical experience in retail sales.
“We were amazed at the community response to our new Thrift Store”, stated Linda Roy, Interim Director of Family Promise of Lincoln County. “We thought people would need time to find us and hear about us but the opening day was crowded. Thank you to all the people who have made this a reality including those who brought donations, the media, and all the community members who stopped by on our first day.”
The Thrift Store, at 5030 SE Highway 101, is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 3pm. During the same hours, donations are accepted at the back of the building. The opening weekend has been so highly attended that donations are needed for next weekend as well as volunteers to help sort donations and to staff the store. For more information, call Family Promise at 541-992-1682.
”With such a successful first day, we have volunteers restocking the Thrift Store with new items” remarked Rick Swanson, Thrift Store Manager. “Our community has been very supportive and we are accepting new donations on an ongoing basis.”
More info: Call 541-992-1682.