Calling all shoppers! Join the celebration as The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) opens its 35th metro Detroit thrift store in Saline on Saturday, Nov. 21. The new 14,375 sq. ft. store is located at 423 E. Michigan Ave in Saline.
“This is an exciting time for The Salvation Army ARC, as we open our newest family thrift store,” said Jacqulynn Idzior, director of operations at The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan ARC. “We’re pleased to extend our outreach to the families we serve in Washtenaw County with the addition of our new Saline location.”
The grand opening festivities begin at 9 a.m. with coffee and donuts, hotdogs and a special guest appearance from ROARY of the Detroit Lions from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The store will be open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and open for donations only from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Contributions of gently used clothing, accessories, housewares, furniture and toys are accepted at the donation center located in the rear of the building.
Proceeds from all 35 metro Detroit Salvation Army thrift stores benefit The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center’s independely funded, 180-day residential rehabilitation program for adults.
“Whether you’re donating items or shopping in a store, by supporting your local Salvation Army thrift store, you’re helping men and women seeking to rebuild their lives make a positive change,” said Merle Miller, administrator of The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center. “Hundreds of men and women complete our rehabilitation program each year returning to their families as contributing members of society, and none of it would be possible without the support of our local community.”
Founded by William Booth in London, England, in 1865, The Salvation Army is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to serving people in need without discrimination. The ARC is an integral part of TSA’s mission, and offers substance-abusing adults the opportunity to rebuild their lives through a voluntary, short-term residential self-help program designed to establish a sense of dignity, self-esteem and personal strength that will allow them to resist the desire to abuse a substance and regain their rightful place as contributing members of society. Completely self-funded, the ARC draws its entire operating budget from the revenue of the 35 Salvation Army Thrift Stores located in Southeast Michigan. For more information visit www.salarmythrift.com or call 313.965.7760.
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