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.
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