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Cleaning Out Your Closet, Changing Someone's Life

Aug 11, 2017 10:40:16 AM

Of course, thrift stores are cool. Napoleon Dynamite and Macklemore told (and rapped) us that.

Thrift is also a smart and environmentally friendly choice for shopping. You can bag a real bargain by shopping secondhand for clothes, housewares, furniture and electronics.

But the real reason you should dig deep in your closets and cupboards and pack up the dustiest items is that the stuff you’re not using anymore can make an eternal impact on people’s lives.

Christmas Shopping that Helps the Homeless

Dec 5, 2014 2:51:00 PM

Last Christmas, Tiffany Riddle's family shopped at the UGM Thrift Store and helped the homeless.

Lee Brown: Servant and all-around cool guy

Nov 19, 2014 4:56:00 PM

Lee Brown seemed to be living the dream. But when emptiness set in, he realized he was missing the calling God had for his life. Now, he's a role model at UGM.

No Job, No Home

Jun 18, 2014 12:59:00 PM

After he lost his job and his wife, Robert needed help getting back on his feet. At UGM, he went from homeless to employed and housed.