Vernon’s most impoverished citizens are not being forgotten as the doors to the Upper Room Mission’s Dollar Bin Thrift Store are closing.
The Dollar Bin will be permanently closing shop Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 since being opened in 2012 at 3008 34th Street in downtown Vernon.
“While the Mission is no longer able to continue operations at the Dollar Bin, its customers will not be forgotten,” said Lisa Anderson, URM director of resource development.
Starting in February, the Mission will offer a similar type of service at their main building, located at 3403-27th Avenue.
“Families or individuals in need of free clothing will soon be able to ‘shop’ for the items they require right at the Upper Room Mission,” said Anderson.
The concept of the Dollar Bin was to offer items that anyone could afford as most items were sold for a dollar or less.
The Upper Room Mission’s Boutique Thrift Store will continue to operate.
“Donated goods and clothing is the lifeline of our thrift store operation. Funds raised help support vital programs and services that the Upper Room Mission provides to those less fortunate in our community,” said Anderson.
The Mission’s Food Security Program – which includes the Mission’s kitchen services and Healthy Snack Program, serves more than 90,000 meals to those in need, and the loyalty of the patrons who frequent our store help make that possible.
“We are truly grateful for the continuous support we receive from our community in helping those less fortunate,” said Anderson.