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Impact Thrift Announces Partnership with Advocates for Homeless & Those in Need

March 16, 2016

Impact Thrift Stores announced an ongoing partnership with Advocates for Homeless & Those in Need (AHTN), a Bucks County interfaith nonprofit that provides year-long access to emergency shelter, food, and other life-sustaining services to the homeless and those in need.
Impact Thrift will provide AHTN with regular financial donations and will offer assistance to AHTN’s neediest clients so that they are able to obtain essential clothing items during times of crisis.

AHTN was chosen by Impact Thrift due to their commitment, compassion and dedication to improving the lives of people in need by providing code blue shelters, meals, and a wide variety of critical support including clothing, rent assistance, transportation services, and assistance with utility bills.

“Advocates for Homeless & Those in Need is looking forward to the partnership with Impact Thrift Stores,” said Karen Mineo, AHTN’s Managing Consultant.  “We are both nonprofit organizations whose missions positively impact the Bristol community and beyond.  In addition to financially supporting our mission, Impact provides items to our client’s at a considerable savings or at no cost. We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Impact Thrift as we both work towards our organizations’ common and unique goals.”

In celebration of this partnership, Impact Thrift‘s Bristol store location (201 Commerce Circle) is hosting a “Fashion With Compassion” sales event; whereby 10% of the net proceeds will be donated to AHTN. This event will take place on Saturday, April 2 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and offer 20%-50% off storewide discounts, an hourly drawing to win a $25 Impact Thrift gift card and a grand prize of a 2.5 minute, $250 shopping spree.

AHTN’s Founder, Penny Martin, and staff will take part in the festivities to spread awareness of their mission. There will also be free refreshments while supplies last.

“I am thrilled to partner with AHTN to make an immediate and positive impact on people’s lives right here in our very own community,” said Impact Thrift’s Bristol store manager, Debra Wackes “We are proud to give back in such a big way, to further our service to families in need.”

AHTN is now one of 15 locally based nonprofits in the Greater Philadelphia Area that Impact Thrift provides financial support to and works cooperatively with. Each time Impact Thrift opens a new store, there are opportunities to financially support additional charities, such as AHTN. Like its other four stores (Hatboro, Montgomeryville, Norristown, Feasterville) the Bristol Fashion Outlet store location graciously accepts donations of clothing and shoe items, and the net proceeds from the sales provide substantial financial support to those 15 local charities that feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, and assist families and children in crisis. To date, Impact Thrift has donated more than $2 million dollars to its partner organizations.

For more information on how you can support AHTN’s programs, visit