Read what’s happening in the UGM community - residents, staff, volunteers.

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Generosity at UGM Thrift Stores

Jan 22, 2020 5:11:45 PM

Laurie Johnson, “L.J.,” as she’s called at the UGM Thrift Store, is as dedicated a volunteer as they come. Over the years, she has volunteered with a local food bank and with organizations that serve the elderly. She chose to partner with UGM as a volunteer because she believes in the work being done here.

Ministry in a Thrift Store

Jan 15, 2020 10:34:36 AM

Jaclyn was climbing the corporate ladder in retail, but it meant a lot of time away from family. She decided to put her trust and talents to work at UGM Thrift. Read to find our more!

Dusty's Second Chance

Dec 4, 2019 3:45:07 PM

After a 14-year struggle with drug addiction, Dusty's attempts to get off drugs and earn a living were falling flat. Now, she has a job, a life and hope.

A Brief History of UGM, Part 2: 1987 to Present

Aug 23, 2018 4:42:50 PM

God has been faithful to grow the Union Gospel Mission to meet growing needs over more than six decades and counting.

7 Reasons to Donate-Shop-Save at UGM Thrift Stores

Jan 10, 2018 4:56:08 PM

Shop local. Get a great bargain. And help the homeless all at the same time at UGM Thrift Stores.

Cleaning Out Your Closet, Changing Someone's Life

Aug 11, 2017 10:40:16 AM

You can't build a work history without a job. Working at the UGM Thrift Store helped Lacey and Tiffany overcome their personal obstacles and stay the course.

Following His Lead: Kristen

Aug 5, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Kristen grew up feeling weak and powerless. Today, as an assistant manager at the downtown UGM Thrift Store, she's become a leader.

Shop for Everyone on Your List at UGM Thrift Stores

Dec 15, 2015 4:05:58 PM

Jackie shares some favorite holiday Thrift Store finds!

Recovery and Regaining Confidence

Apr 3, 2015 1:17:00 PM

After spending time at the Crisis Shelter recovering from addiction, Glenda Gray regained confidence working at the UGM Thrift Store.

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.