COUNCIL THRIFT SHOPS
Help us help those among us who are far less fortunate. We–and in turn, they–depend on your generosity to Council Thrift Shops. As the key funding source and financial lifeline for NCJW/LA’s wide-reaching programs and services, Council Thrift is central to our ability to serve those who need us most. In short, your donations of furniture, clothing, house wares, toys and books are not only put to good use by others who need them, the revenue generated by their sale directly serves thousands of women and children in need in our community.
Because of your generosity to Council Thrift Shops, NCJW/LA is able to give away more than 85,000 items to over 5,000 needy individuals each year through the 20 social services agencies that partner with us at the NCJW/LA Annual Clothing Giveaway. NCJW/LA provides these same agencies, as well as its own clients, with free clothing vouchers that can be used by individuals who may be returning to the workforce or who need back-to-school clothing for their children.
Founded in 1924 as a result of the Immigrant Aid Program, the first NCJW/LA Council Thrift Shop was stocked with useful household items. Today, NCJW/LA’s Thrift Shops encompass eight stores and receive more than 80,000 donations annually.