Our Thrift Store is a VERY unique Thrift Store. Unlike other thrift or community stores, Our Thrift Store serves a very special purpose-it has created 25 ongoing jobs for young adults with disabilities.
Not only does the community benefit from low-priced items from clothing to books and appliances, but the store employs the disabled young adults that we train and serve. So, when you shop at Our Thrift Store, you always get friendly service, great items, and superb prices.
Unlike other organizations, 100% of our proceeds go back into the GEAR Foundation's services allowing us to expand our programs and create more jobs as we grow in size and scope.
"Our Thrift Store provides opportunities beyond cloistered environments such as group homes or sheltered workshops. Our Thrift Store and Our Fulfillment Center assists in mainstreaming special needs young adults. By providing the opportunity to have the young adults work and interact in a warm and friendly public setting, the program is having a tremendous impact in improving self-image and boosting confidence. Most importantly, these businesses provide real hope for an independent life beyond an educational setting. In addition, parents are thrilled with the results and the promise of a stable future for their special child.”
Dave Krikac - Founder
Everyone in a community benefits when adults with disabilities Gain Employment And Respect.
Employers profit from the dedication of Grateful Employees And Relatives. Most importantly, Greater Earnings And Rewards are gained by the community from the high-level of skill and work ethic offered by employees with special needs.
The GEAR Foundation is dedicated to developing this mutually-beneficial relationship between people with disabilities and their communities. Pro 3:27 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.