People sharing what they can. A box of clothing. Some used furniture. That old set of dishes. Over the years, the door to the office would sometimes be blocked with these donations. Community members stepping forth to help SAFE Harbor serve its clients. The actions of those friends helped SAFE Harbor spark the idea to open a Thrift Store.
Of course, to develop and organize a new business required many other steps, hundreds of hours of volunteer time, and a few learning curves along the way. Today, Sister Sallie’s is housed in a facility that has allowed the store to expand its offerings; including clothing, furniture, housewares, seasonal goods, shoes, craft items, small appliances, books, and toys.
Clients can utilize vouchers to secure start-up household supplies at no cost and have the chance to gain job experience at the store. Sales have been consistent and impressive, the volume of donations ideal and humbling.