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Deseret Industries Thrift Store & Donation Center grand opening Thursday, Feb. 10

Sponsored by Latter-day Saints, welcomes all faiths
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Posted at 4:52 PM, Feb 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-10 10:18:52-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Deseret Industries is celebrating the grand opening of a new thrift store and donation center which doubles as a job-training facility.

Sponsored by Latter-day Saints, it aims to help people create better lives for themselves, provide low-cost goods to the community, support humanitarian aid and reduce waste.

President Ken Moller from the Marana Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says people of any faith are welcome.

"Deseret Industries is all about hope and opportunity,” he shares. “It is a place where persons of any faith can come and receive help in becoming self-sufficient."

Employees will have access to the following services:

  • Professional counseling
  • Employment coaching
  • Paid internship opportunities
  • Resume and interview help
  • Addiction recovery
  • Potential funding for education or technical training

Moller emphasizes the opportunities provided for a person looking to get a fresh start in life.

"It is a place where one can get a fresh start, gain employment experience, and learn to be a dependable employee," Moller adds. "It is a place where persons can gain confidence in themselves, realize the potential they have and understand their worth as a person to their family, their employer and their community. It is a place where lives are changed."

This new Deseret Industries thrift store and donation center is located at 3850 W Orange Grove Rd.

Its operating hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.