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ThriftSmart: Giving Items a Second Life and Meeting Community Needs

Updated: Sep 15

At The Branch, our mission has always been to support and uplift our neighbors, working hand in hand with the community to make a difference. Today, we're excited to discuss a fantastic program that supports us in doing so: ThriftSmart. This initiative not only breathes new life into donated goods but also helps us meet the felt needs of our neighbors for furniture and clothing.

Here's how it works: You can donate items on behalf of The Branch to ThriftSmart. Rather than simply selling these items, ThriftSmart takes it a step further. They share a percentage of the value of these donated goods with us in the form of gift cards. These gift cards, in turn, allow us to provide immediate assistance to our clients when they have pressing needs. It's a beautiful cycle of giving that helps our community thrive.

At The Branch, we are more than just a food pantry or an English class provider. We believe in comprehensive care, which means walking alongside individuals on their journey to holistic well-being. When people come to The Branch for food or English classes, they often reveal additional needs and aspirations. That's where comprehensive care comes in. We engage with our clients, learn about their goals, and work together to build a pathway toward greater social connection and achievement. The ThriftSmart gift cards assist our clients when they face immediate needs, reinforcing our commitment to comprehensive care.

Our community is at the heart of everything we do at The Branch, and we invite you to be a part of this incredible journey. Here's how you can get involved and make a difference: If you have gently used clothing or furniture you no longer need, consider donating them to ThriftSmart. When you do, be sure to label your donation as being for The Branch in the "Organization" section of the receipt. Your contribution will give your items a second life and directly support our mission.

ThriftSmart is an example of how innovative ideas and collaborative efforts can positively impact our community. We extend our heartfelt thanks to ThriftSmart, our dedicated volunteers, and all our supporters who make comprehensive care at The Branch possible. Together, we're not just meeting immediate needs; we are empowering our neighbors to achieve their goals and fostering a stronger, more connected community.

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