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Albany Helping Hands Thrift Store

 

705 First Ave. E.

Albany, OR 97321-2745

541-791-5139

 Monday - Saturday

9:00 am to 7:00 pm

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Senior* And Veteran

50% Off Discount Days

TUESDAY FOR SENIORS*

THURSDAY FOR VETERANS

Save 50% (only 1/2 the already low regular Albany Helping Hands Thrift Store regular price)  every Tuesday for Senior Citizens and every Thursday for Armed Forces Veterans.

These special 50 percent off discounts are offered on all store merchandise but can not be combined with other discount or sale prices or offers.   

*- Seniors:  Must be 60 years of age and above.

DONATION OF ITEMS.

If you live in the Albany area and have any large items that you would like to donate, please contact us at least 48 hours in advance to schedule a driver.  Our phone number is (541) 791-5139.

About

Albany Helping Hands Thrift Store is run by shelter residents and volunteers.  The Thrift Store is one of our many programs that offer job training.  This program encompasses all thrift store related activities, consistent with planning, sales, maintenance, and purchasing for the successful operation of a retail store.  The on the job program requires 200 hours of hands on experience before they can move to the next stage.

Our residents will increase their skill level in retail sales, meeting the public, and how to respond to a customer with respect and provide them with the help and service they need to have a positive shopping experience.  Individuals in our program will also undergo an additional 200 hours of class time.  

 

 

With the completion of training, competency observation, oral evaluation, completion of written class materials, and an on the job training period will be approved by the thrift store manager.  The candidates will receive a certificate of completion as well as a letter of recommendation from their supervisor.  

The proceeds from these sales help fund critical community missions including providing emergency housing and hot meals three times a day, totally over 80,000 meals a year.

In addition to the Thrift Store, Albany Helping Hands also provides training and employment for shelter guests operating the Farm, Keep Warm Woodlot, Vehicle Resale, Estate Cleanup Services and the Pasture Raised Chicken Farm.

Donations are greatly appreciated and can be made at the shelter at 619 Ninth Avenue SE, Albany.

If you prefer please Dan Kress or Wayne Oakes at 541-926-4036 or mail your contributions to Post Office Box 2252, Albany, OR 97321.