There’s a new thrift shop in Tacoma where you can get discounts, help folks in need

Tacoma Rescue Mission receives an overwhelming amount of donations to help its clients out of poverty.

The homeless shelter nonprofit came up with a solution to maximize all of the donated clothes and household items: a thrift shop. Mission Thrift, 2502 6th Ave., opened last month. The store is open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.

Mission Thrift, a new thrift shop operated by the Tacoma Rescue Mission, opened last month and sells donated clothes and household items to help fund the efforts at the nonprofit’s homeless shelter, recovery program and career development program.

Mission Thrift, a new thrift shop operated by the Tacoma Rescue Mission, opened last month and sells donated clothes and household items to help fund the efforts at the nonprofit’s homeless shelter, recovery program and career development program.

Darrin Miller, social enterprise director, said Tacoma Rescue Mission uses at most 3 percent of items donated. The thrift shop will allow the rescue mission “to make the most of donations that we receive and be able to generate revenue and go back to our clients and those in need in the community,” he said.

Mission Thrift sells men’s, women’s and children’s clothes, including sports jerseys, toys and games, shoes, purses, home decor, kitchen appliances and dishes, lamps, furniture and more. Customers can come across rare finds, like a Star Wars spatula.

Clothing at Mission Thrift starts at $1.99 for T-shirts, jeans are $8-$20 and North Face jackets are $49.99. Kitchen utensils and small plates are priced at 99 cents, and dishes are $1.99-$4.99. Airfryers range from $9.99 to $29.99, and KitchenAid stand mixers range from $59 to $99. Toys and games are 99 cents to $9.99. A sectional couch is about $119, a recliner is $55-$99 and a high chair is $19.99.

Tacoma Rescue Mission provides emergency services, such as overnight homeless shelters, about 800 meals a day and supplies to homeless encampments. The mission also has a 12-month in-house recovery program,

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