We're big on giving back. Through our "drop and run" consignment option, we collect clothing and shoes for transitional centers and not-for-profit groups every single day. We also donate all unsold, unclaimed merchandise to these centers. Owner Bonnie Kallenberg is an active supporter of New American Pathways (formerly RRISA) and 50centsperiod, which works to bring feminine products to girls in developing countries so they can continue to go to school. Our stores participate in several drives throughout the year, including coats and jackets for the homeless, suitcases for children in the foster care system, canned food drives for Atlanta's food pantries, and more.
Here's information for a few of the organizations we work with regularly.
New American Pathways (Formerly RRISA)
Mission: New American Pathways serves refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, Violence Against Women Act cases, and low-income immigrants. New American Pathways' vision is that refugee families will become stable, financially independent and productive members of the community, while preserving the ethnic and cultural identity that supports their dignity and self-esteem.
Atlanta Step Up Society
Mission: Giving a hand up, not a hand out. The Atlanta Step-Up Society, (ASUS) Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non profit corporation who is a group of veterans who were once homeless, hopeless and who have recovered from addictions to alcohol and other mind-altering chemicals. Our mission is to help the suffering veterans, the homeless and those suffering from addiction to rebuild their lives.
Learn more: http://www.atlantastepupsociety.org
Urban Street Ministries
Mission: "We must walk by faith, not by sight." Pioneered by Eula Clay, Urban Street Ministries works to bring clothing and toiletries to women in transitional homes and work release programs. This kind of support encourages a better start to their new lives.
Dress for Success
Mission: We strive for a world where all women are financially independent, are treated with dignity and respect and are directly impacting their lives and those of their families. We provide each client with professional attire to secure employment, but we are about much more than simply a new outfit. Besides physically equipping the client with apparel and accessories, our programs furnish her with a confidence that she carries forever and the knowledge that she can actively define her life, the direction she takes and what success means to her.
Learn more: https://atlanta.dressforsuccess.org/
Get Involved: https://atlanta.dressforsuccess.org/get-involved/
Wellspring Treasures Thrift Shop
Mission: A division of Wellspring Living, this store raises money to support rescued victims of human/sex trafficking and exploitation. Wellspring offers housing, therapy, education, and training for girls and women, ages 12-40.
Wells for Hope
Mission: Majok Marier and other Lost Boys of Sudan trekked across three countries in search of safety and food and water during the Sudanese Civil War. Now in the U.S. since 2001, Majok, his fellow Lost Boys, and many concerned friends have created a non-profit organization, Wells for Hope, to bring water wells to villages near Rumbek, South Sudan.
Learn More: http://www.wellsforhope.org