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Who We Are

Not only does the community benefit from low-priced items from clothing, to books, and appliances, but the store employs adults with special needs that we train and serve. So, when you shop at Our Thrift Store, you always get friendly service, great items, and superb prices.

Unlike other organizations, 100% of our proceeds go back into the GEAR Foundation's services allowing us to expand our programs and create more jobs as we grow in size and scope.

"Our Thrift Store provides opportunities beyond cloistered environments such as group homes or sheltered workshops. Our Thrift Store and Our Fulfillment Center assists in mainstreaming special needs young adults. By providing the opportunity to have the young adults work and interact in a warm and friendly public setting, the program is having a tremendous impact in improving self-image and boosting confidence. Most importantly, these businesses provide real hope for an independent life beyond an educational setting. In addition, parents are thrilled with the results and the promise of a stable future for their special adult.”

Dave Krikac - Founder

Our Thrift Store is...

Our Thrift Store is a VERY unique Thrift Store. Unlike other thrift or community stores, Our Thrift Store serves a very special purpose-it has created 25 ongoing jobs for young adults with disabilities.

Employment and Respect 

Secret #1

Everyone in a community benefits when adults with disabilities Gain Employment And Respect.

Community Profits

Secret #2

Greater Earnings And Rewards are gained by the community from the high-level of skill and work ethic offered by employees with special needs.

Dedicated to Relationships

Secret #3

The GEAR Foundation is dedicated to developing this mutually-beneficial relationship between people with disabilities and their communities. 

"Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it." Proverbs 3:27

Our Thrift Store Team

Individuals at Our Thrift Store participate in jobs that teach both valuable skills and a solid work ethic. To date, we have hired over 50 adults with special needs.

Sara

processing associate / clothing dept.

Dave

Founder / ceo

Sandy

co-founder

Christie

PROCESSING ASSOCIATE / CLOTHING DEPT.

Pat

Volunteer

Brad

VOLUNTEER

Rhonda

job coach / linens

Kaetlyn

JOB COACH / CLOTHING DEPT.

Debbie

STORE MANAGER / social media

Brook

JOB COACH / CLOTHING DEPT.

Robert

PROCESSING ASSOCIATE / WAREHOUSE

Angela

customer service

Jim

PROCESSING ASSOCIATE / WAREHOUSE

Emily

job coach / warehouse

Cheryl

JOB COACH / warehouse

Larry

job coach / back dock

Theresa

dressing room attendant / CLOTHING DEPT.

Marci

customer service

Samuel

processing associate / back dock

David

PROCESSING ASSOCIATE / WAREHOUSE

Chrissy

PROCESSING ASSOCIATE / CLOTHING DEPT.

Jerry

store manager / back dock

Chas

PROCESSING ASSOCIATE / BACK DOCK

Cheryl

JOB COACH / CLOTHING DEPT.

Susanne

store manager / clothing dept.

Carlye

PROCESSING ASSOCIATE / CLOTHING DEPT.

Caitlin

PROCESSING ASSOCIATE / CLOTHING DEPT.

Chris

PROCESSING ASSOCIATE / CLOTHING DEPT.

Karen

job coach / CLOTHING DEPT.

Sarah

customer service

Josh

PROCESSING ASSOCIATE / CLOTHING DEPT.

Suzanne

VOLUNTEER

Paul

PROCESSING ASSOCIATE / BACK DOCK

Camryn

JOB COACH / CLOTHING DEPT.

Clay

PROCESSING ASSOCIATE / CLOTHING DEPT.

CJ

seasonal associate

Mary Sue

VOLUNTEER

Nathan

processing associate / WAREHOUSE

Cecilia

customer service

Daniel

PROCESSING ASSOCIATE / WAREHOUSE

Elaine

customer service 

Kathleen

JOB COACH / WAREHOUSE

Anna

lead customer service

Beth

PROCESSING ASSOCIATE / CLOTHING DEPT.

Shannon

jewelry

Christina

JOB COACH / WAREHOUSE

Scott

PROCESSING ASSOCIATE / CLOTHING DEPT.

Michael

processing associate / media

Becky

job coach /media

Joann

PROCESSING ASSOCIATE / shoe DEPT.