Impact Thrift Donates $1,500 to Advocates for Homeless and Those in Need
November 06, 2015
Impact Thrift Stores presented a check for $1,500 to Advocates For Homeless and Those in Need (AHTN), a Bucks County interfaith non-profit that serves the homeless and those in need by providing year-long access to emergency shelter, food, and other life-sustaining services.
When Impact Thrift opened its Fashion Outlet store in Bristol, the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization reached out to AHTN to be the beneficiary of a percentage of all grand opening day sales. 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 wide variety of critical support, to include: clothing, rent assistance, transportation services, and assistance with utility bills.
According to Tamika Miller, Director of Community Outreach for Impact Thrift, “Impact Thrift’s mission is to positively impact local communities through its store operations. It is a natural extension of our mission to support AHTN’s efforts to provide vital services to people in need. We are pleased to support AHTN and contribute to the well-being of the people in our local communities.” Penny Martin, Founder and Executive Director of AHTN, expressed how the donated funds will be used to improve the lives of so many people in dire need, “Impact Thrift’s funding will be used for emergency shelter in hotels, move-in assistance, rent assistance, to purchase oil, pay electric and water bills, pay for prescriptions, eye exams, glasses, shoes, and so much more. All of us at AHTN are very grateful for the gracious gift from Impact Thrift.”
As Impact Thrift expands into Bristol, the philanthropic organization will continue to financially support and/or work cooperatively with a variety of local charities. Like its other four stores (Hatboro, Montgomeryville, Norristown, Feasterville) the Bristol Fashion Outlet store location will graciously accept donations of clothing and shoe items, and the net proceeds from the sales will provide substantial financial support to local charities that feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, and assist families and children in crisis, such as AHTN. Naturally, one of the main benefits that Impact Thrift will add to Bristol’s local economy is new employment opportunities. The Bristol Fashion Outlet store has created employment opportunities for local residents and is set to continue along this employment trend as the company continues to grow.
“We are thrilled to call Bristol our new home. Residents of Bristol will surely find the quality of our merchandise and our reasonable prices very appealing” says Store Manager Todd Ermer. “We thank everyone for stopping by and enjoying the grand opening festivities. Your support has enabled us to further our service to the communities in partnership with AHTN.”
For more information on how you can support AHTNs programs visit www.ahtn.org.