When you shop at the Mission Store, your purchases literally provide food, shelter, jobs, education, and ultimately life change for homeless men, women, and children in our community. And if that’s not enough of a reason to shop and donate, here are six more…
1) WE’RE LOCAL. The money you spend goes back into the community we know and love. You are helping the local economy by providing jobs and funding Union Gospel Mission of Salem’s life changing programs and services for our homeless brothers and sisters.
2) WE RECYCLE. Did you know we have a recycling program? Donations like shoes, purses, and clothing that are “past their prime” are acceptable. We bale these items and sell them for cash that provides necessities like food, shelter, and support for our services, which helps to break the cycle of homelessness for men and women.
3) UGM GUESTS SHOP FREE. Not only do Mission Store donations supply inventory for our shelves, but your donations also provide for the needs of UGM’s guests who can shop the store for FREE: jackets, pants, shirts, socks, and other necessities are made available to them thanks to YOUR in-kind donations.
What’s more, men and women who have completed our New Life Fellowship program, or guests who have found housing receive a voucher to shop for home furnishings once they transition out of UGM’s shelter.
4) 100% OF STORE PROCEEDS SUPPORT UGM’S PROGRAMS/SERVICES. You can feel good about the money you spend at the Mission Store. Not only are you getting a great deal on every item you buy, but you are also directly supporting and caring for our community’s homeless men, women, and children.
5) YOU’LL FIND GREAT ITEMS. Curate your wardrobe, home, yard, and kitchen with items that are one-of-a-kind, name-brand, and vintage.
6) SHOP ON THESE DAYS FOR EXTRA GOOD DEALS
30% discount on regular-priced items on first-of-the-month Saturdays.
30% discount on regular-priced items for seniors 55 and older.
Specials and tag sales run weekly.
Mission Store: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Saturday – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | 885 Commercial St. NE, Salem
Donation Center: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | 1100 Front St. NE, Salem.
Visit our Shop page for additional Donation Center and Mission Store information.
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