Written by Kristen Allen, Community Development Director
In almost three weeks, our dreams of a thrift store that transforms our community will become a reality when Adelante Thrift opens its doors at 3720 State Avenue in KCK. God has been faithful in providing us a space, funding, an incredible launch team, and a dedicated staff. Now all that is missing is a crew of volunteers to join us in our mission of creating the best thrift experience by caring at every opportunity. Maybe what we are missing is you.
What we want our customers to experience when they enter the store is a welcoming smile, a offer of assistance, a clean store full of quality merchandise that is easy to shop, and the overall feeling that Adelante Thrift is more than a thrift store. You can buy a second hand shirt anywhere, but at Adelante Thrift we want our customer to feel our call to love our neighbor and we express that in the way we extend hospitality and exceptional service to people from all places. When is the last time that someone offered to read to your kids while you shopped in a store? Or helped you take your purchase to the car? Or really went out of their way to make sure you received the assistance you needed?
This vision of generosity and service can only be achieved with volunteers. Volunteers will help make our store a success. For the first time, Mission Adelante has volunteer opportunities for almost anyone. Adelante Thrift has daytime opportunities, evening opportunities, and weekend opportunities. We need volunteers on a weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly basis. We have opportunities for your small group and opportunities for you to serve with your kids. You can work behind the scenes in our sorting area. You can work out front and assist customers. Are you starting to get the picture?
Maybe you are talented at fixing things and want to help us get furniture and small electronics in top shape for the sales floor. Maybe you love organizing displays and want to serve as a department coordinator to help focus on the sorting, pricing, and display of merchandise in a specific department. Maybe you love to work alongside others and would enjoy sorting donations. You can learn more about our volunteer opportunities and fill out our volunteer interest form by visiting www.adelantethrift.com/volunteer.
To sign-up, please fill out our volunteer interest form and our volunteer coordinator will connect with you to confirm your first serve activity at Adelante Thrift!