If you’re looking to donate household items and contribute to a good cause, consider donating to Passage Home’s new thrift store, located at 2418 Crabtree Blvd. in Raleigh. The store sells a wide variety of used items. Proceeds fund programs for homeless families, ex-offenders, people in recovery from substance abuse, and low-resource neighborhoods.
Passage Home operates a number of community development programs, including the Safety Club community center in Southeast Raleigh, which offers afterschool activities and dinner for children, classes for adults, and computers for use in job searches. The Job’s Journey program provides subsidized housing to people in recovery from substance abuse.
The thrift store seeks donations of furniture, refrigerators and other appliances, computers, housewares, toys, jewelry, books and bookcases. The store will pick up large items. For more information, contact Lisa Parrish, store manager, at 919-755-6644.
A team of St. Francis parishioners have been generously volunteering their time to assist with plumbing, electrical work, installing shelving and other tasks to get the new thrift store fully operational.