Missions Thrift Store Celebrates a Decade of Giving on Saturday, July 24 North Raleigh retailer donated more than $1 million to nonprofits over last 10 years
(Raleigh, N.C., July 15, 2021)—In the 10 years since the Missions Thrift Store opened its doors in July 2011, the North Raleigh retailer has saved shoppers money and donated $1.1 million to local and global nonprofits.
The Missions Thrift Store is celebrating 10 years of giving and thrifting with its Decade of Thrift anniversary event Saturday, July 24, 10 a.m. The event will honor the shoppers who visit that day with ice cream, photo opportunities and 50 percent off everything in the store.
Since opening in 2011, the Missions Thrift Store has donated $1.1 million to local and global ministry partners and served more than 200,000 thrift store customers. Missions Thrift Store volunteers have donated more than 65,000 hours of time.
Mark Dalton, Missions Director with oversight responsibility of the thrift store, says that the anniversary event is not only a celebration of its decade in business, but its mission of helping others and ability to overcome hardships.
“In August 2019, Missions Thrift closed for five months due to serious smoke and water damage from a fire and then we had to close for two months during the pandemic,” explains Dalton. “Through it all, the community continued to support our store by shopping, donating and volunteering. It’s that kind of commitment that we are celebrating during our Decade of Thrift.”
Proceeds from the store help fund local and global missions of Crossroads Fellowship, including DOOR International (Deaf Reaching Deaf for Christ), which helps deaf communities translate the Bible and other resources into their sign languages, and other nonprofits in the Triangle-area.
In the last 10 years, the thrift store has donated thousands of dollars’ worth of clothing, furniture, housewares and toys to other area ministries.
Prior to opening Missions Thrift Store in 2011, Crossroads Fellowship hosted large yard sales to raise funds for its local and global mission outreach.
Crossroads Fellowship has two campuses in North Raleigh and Wake Forest. The Missions Thrift Store is located in the warehouse section of the Crossroads Fellowship Millbrook Campus, 2721 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27604. The churches’ congregation will celebrate the store’s anniversary milestone with cake and coffee during its Sunday service on July 25.
The Missions Thrift Store provides new and gently used goods and clothing at affordable prices—including higher quality, rare finds and treasures found in its special Boutique & Unique section.
Beginning August 1, 2021, Missions Thrift Store will change its daily hours and be open an additional day. Store hours will be Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and closed on Sundays. Find more information at www.missionsthriftnc.com.