New Thrift Store Location
Since 1987, the Topeka Rescue Mission Thrift Store has been serving the Topeka community. After 22 years of service at 901 N. Kansas Ave, it was evacuated as it was unsafe to our staff and shoppers because of structural concerns of an adjacent building.
After many prayers and support from our donors, the Topeka Rescue Mission purchased the former Our Father’s Table and Grocery Surplus, located at 1312 N. Kansas Ave.
Due to much effort from staff and volunteers, the entire facility was remodeled and will now serve the community as the new location.
The Thrift Store continues to be a hub of services for our guests and community. For our guests, it serves as a job training and readiness program in order to equip them with the experience to gain and maintain employment. It also helps them learn to interact within the community. Guests learn a variety of skills at the Thrift Store, including warehousing, customer service, and management skills.
I have learned so much from working at the Thrift Store. My experience here has taught me how to have confidence in the workplace again and interact with a variety of people. Thank you!
~Ellen, former guest
The Thrift Store is also an important way to support those in need throughout our community by providing low cost clothing and goods to the public.
Additional services performed in conjunction with the Rescue Mission Thrift Store include warehousing and distribution. Approximately, 75% of donated items are given away free to our guests and those in need in our community from our Distribution Center. Free clothing is also provided at our clothing bank.
After these needs are filled, other items are put into the Thrift Store to generate additional income to provide services to our guests. By providing 10% of Topeka Rescue Mission income, the Thrift Store plays a vital role in providing services to our guests as well as the community. All proceeds are used to support the Mission.
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