Written by Elena Chan, Community Development Director
Adelante Thrift first opened its doors to the Kansas City, Kansas community in 2015. From the beginning, our mission was to provide an affordable shopping experience, promote job creation, and to support community development through our proceeds. Adelante Thrift, like many other businesses, struggled initially to cover its expenses. However last year, the store was not only able to cover its expenses but was also able to make contributions to Mission Adelante.
Each year comes with new challenges and victories for Adelante Thrift. So far this year we have been able to solve major challenges and make great progress. In 2019, we have re-envisioned the store’s warehouse situation and created an on-site warehouse; rearranged the processing area to function more efficiently; and benefited from the sale of furniture and other quality donations from our partnership with an estate sale company.
It is an exciting time for Adelante Thrift as we are reaping the benefits of these updates. With the help of a previous board member, we were able to create a video that gives a glimpse into the store’s progress in 2019. Please enjoy this video that showcases the customers, staff, and volunteers whom we cherish and love dearly. Thank you to all who continue to support us!
Love running? Want to support local non-profits? Join us on September 7, 2019 for Dream KCK 5K Race! Your registration fee and any additional donations support Mission Adelante and/or Second Wind. Register here: https://runsignup.com/Race/KS/KansasCity/DreamKCK
Have you ever wondered what goes on at a typical night of programming at Mission Adelante? Adelante Arts Community, Refugee Kids Club, Refugee Youth, Teens Adelante, Citizenship Class, Latino ESL, and Kids Adelante have Observation Nights coming up in July! Visit www.missionadelante.org/observe to sign up!
Do you have a heart for kids? Mission Adelante is looking for volunteers for its Refugee Kids Club, a dynamic and fun club program for kids ages 5-12. For more information and how to get involved visit www.missionadelante.org/kids.
We are now collecting filled backpacks to bless kids in the community in August. Are you or your small group interested in helping out? Visit www.missionadelante.org/serviceprojects/backpacks/ for details and to sign up!