Thrift Store Helps and Hires Homeless Kids


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Incredible Thrift is a thrift store stationed in Springfield's South Glenstone Street, where its staff comprises of homeless or "at risk" kids.

James Bruggeman, the store director, saw the need for a place where youth could gain employment skills and receive mentoring services to help them improve the quality of their lives as well as prepare them for future employment.

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