The Lord’s Place Joshua Thrift Store (7600 S. Dixie Hwy.) in West Palm Beach held its grand reopening on Monday, August 9. The flagship thrift store has been closed since March 14, 2021, due to a fire.
Stocked with furniture, household decor, small kitchen appliances, dishes, silverware, and clothing, the store will be open to the public Monday through Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is closed on Sunday. Masks are required for entry.
The Dixie location is one of three thrift stores operated by The Lord’s Place. While repairs were made over the last five months, employees worked at the other locations: 905 US Hwy 1 in Lake Park and 750 S. Military Trail in West Palm Beach.
Joshua Thrift Store was The Lord’s Place’s first social enterprise that opened in the late 1990s on Hypoluxo Road. The store moved from Hypoluxo to Dixie Highway in March of 2009. The stores provide an opportunity for formerly homeless clients to complete customer service work experience training in a retail setting. Since 2015, the Joshua Thrift Store has employed 31 former clients of The Lord’s Place; individuals have been part of the Retail Work Experience Program. Currently, 7 of the 16 staff members are clients or former clients of The Lord’s Place, and 10 students are in the process of receiving work experience training.
Proceeds from the store support The Lord’s Place programs and services of. Vouchers to “purchase” clothing, furniture, and other essential items are given to clients of The Lord’s Place at no cost to help them in their journeys out of homelessness.
The Lord’s Place is currently seeking employees and volunteers to help in the thrift stores. For employment opportunities, click here. For volunteering information, click here. All three thrift store locations accept donations. For items that need to be picked up, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (561) 537-4666.