Thrift Store Helping Troubled Kids Opens in Tallahassee

By: Natalie Rubino Email
By: Natalie Rubino Email

A new thrift store opened in Tallahassee Saturday.

It's helping children who come from low income families.

Helping Hand2 opened the thrift store today on South Adams St.

Helping Hand2 helps youth through tutoring, counseling and other services.

It also helps families pay their bills.

The thrift store will employ the teens involved in the program as a way to teach them life lessons.

"A lot of times they get in trouble because they have nothing to do they're trying to make money. So the thrift store actually is a training program for them to come and work and get some job experience," Mario Richardson, CEO Helping Hand2.

Proceeds from the sales will help offset Helping Hand2 costs.

It's open Monday through Saturday, 10am-6pm.

For more information visit http://www.helpinghand2.org/.


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