Hope’s Closet, a thrift shop in Goodyear, is asking the community for help filling volunteer slots this summer.
The store at 415 N. Litchfield Road is owned and operated by New Life Center, one of the largest domestic violence shelters in the country.
The store sells gently used furniture, clothing, household items and more, with proceeds from purchases going to New Life Center’s domestic violence shelter programs.
In addition, all survivors staying at the center have access to the store for free, giving them the freedom to take whatever clothes, shoes or accessories they need. Many families escape dangerous home situations without the chance to grab basic necessities, according to a release.
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday. The donation center is open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the summer.
Volunteers are needed for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. shifts Tuesday through Saturday to help with sorting donations and processing items for recycling or to bring to the floor. Shifts can vary based on the volunteer’s availability.
“We graciously accept any time volunteers can give us and also communicate our needs, which often times revolve around the donation center,” the release stated. “This is a fast-paced environment as it is retail at its core. We work hard and diligently as our success at Hope’s means we can reach and help many in need.”
Those interested in applying to volunteer at the thrift store can visit newlifectr.org/volunteer or email Volunteer Manager Susan Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The thrift store accepts donations of new and gently used clothing for men, women and children, shoes, microwaves, flat-screen TVs, working appliances, furniture, bicycles, household items and decor, toys, books, paintings, electronics and vehicles.
It does not accept mattresses, tires, toxic chemicals (paint), TV entertainment centers, light fixtures, ceiling fans or items that are beyond repair.