So Much More….

United Way of King County CEO, Jon Fine volunteering at the Jubilee REACH Thrift Store on 2018 MLK Day of Service

United Way of King County CEO, Jon Fine volunteering at the Jubilee REACH Thrift Store on 2018 MLK Day of Service

Welcome to the Jubilee REACH Thrift Store “community.”  As you arrive, one of our loyal customers, Sasha, may welcome you. Gaby may help you find something special.  Arath keeps the shelves stocked and helps ring up your purchases. In the back, Marjorie and her team receive, sort through, and price donated merchandise from our amazing supporters who deliver donations weekly.  Lois picks through all the knick-knacks while Mary Anne meticulously prices each piece of jewelry.  Shaq rides on the truck with Ariel to ensure timely donation pick-up and delivery of quality furniture and supplies from homes.

The Thrift Store team refers to themselves as “family.” They truly love one another as they love every guest who enters.  Sasha is on the autism spectrum. The store allows him to have a safe place during the day.  For Gaby, recovering from untold abuse, the store is a safe place to belong and be loved. Arath and Shaq grew up through Jubilee REACH’s programs in their respective schools; the store provides life skills and an opportunity to be part of something greater than self. Marjorie and her family immigrated from violence and poverty for a better life; she feels cared for as she cares for others. Volunteers, Lois and Mary Anne, both in their 80’s and recently lost their husbands, the store has became a place for purpose, healing, community, and love.

The Thrift Store family also “adopts” young people from the municipal court’s Probation Services, preventing the prison pipeline, loving those assigned to community service, coming alongside in serving, supporting and speaking the truth and hope into their lives. 

When the Thrift Store receives a call from the Family Connection Counselors inside Bellevue Schools and our Community Care Services at the Jubilee REACH Center, Shaq and Ariel load up the truck with furniture, housewares, clothing and even baby essentials to support, sustain and settle families in safe housing.

The Jubilee REACH Thrift Store also hosts teams of volunteers from churches and corporations like Microsoft, Expedia, Concur, DocuSign, United Way, and Marketplace Church to help organize our store, Furniture Bank, and warehouse. When it all seems overwhelming, the volunteers are there to help.

Yes, the Jubilee REACH Thrift Store IS so much more…truly a place for community, for employing the unemployable, for life and job skills training, for redeeming lives, and loving our neighbor unconditionally, for over eight years! And every dollar of profit goes right back into transforming lives of kids and their families in our schools and community.

We are grateful for your support of your Jubilee REACH Thrift Store!