The mission of our Veterans 1st Thrift Store is to provide free furniture, household goods and small appliances for veterans and their families, transitioning from homelessness into their own residences. We are now providing clothing for them as well. Revenues generated from sales to the general public are used to fund the development of the Hope Village Inn Residential Community.
612 Robert Smalls Pkwy. (Rt. 170), Ste. D,
Beaufort, SC 29906
(Across from Anderson's Funeral Home, just south of the BJWSA water
Phone: 843. 263-4218, Hours of operation: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri and
Sat. (10:00AM to 3:00PM)
Jim and Kathy Powley (co-managers of the thrift store}
Jim and Kathy Powley were born and raised in small farming
communities in western New York.
After graduating, they moved about, living in several states with
their two beautiful daughters.
Eventually they settled in Naples, Florida, where Jim spent his
career days as a superintendent for
luxury home builders. Kathy, meanwhile, spent her time in the
pre-press department of various printing firms.
When in Florida, Jim and Kathy founded and developed a nonprofit, charitable mental health organization to help those suffering with mental health issues. Upon retiring, they returned north to be closer to family. living in the countryside, south of Syracuse, Jim and Kathy enjoyed the farm experience of opening and running a roadside produce stand. After serving as members of our
volunteer staff for over a year, Jim and Kathy graciously agreed to co-manage the thrift store as lead volunteers. Our thrift store is managed and operated by a team of dedicated volunteers who are passionate and committed to our mission.
We need additional volunteers to assist in store operations and
furniture pickup and deliveries.
Please call the thrift store if you are interested in providing
volunteer support for our mission.
We are now accepting clothing donations, and we
need volunteers to assist in our store operations and for furniture
pickups and deliveries. If you are interested in joining our team,
please call us at (843) 263-4218. Our hours of operation are 10am to
3pm, Tuesdays thru Saturdays and we are located at 612 Robert
Smalls Pkwy. (Rte. 170) in Beaufort, across from Anderson's Funeral
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