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  • Deseret Industries


    Deseret Industries (), (DI), is a non-profit organization and a division of Welfare Services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Founded by church president Heber J. Grant, it includes a chain of retail thrift stores and work projects. DI thrift stores are similar to the well-known Goodwill Industries. They are generally located in areas where LDS Church membership is strong, with a total of 46 stores in Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. As with other thrift stores, people donate items they no longer need, such as furniture, appliances, computers, and clothing, which the store then sells. DI also sells new furniture, much of it received directly from its own manufacturing plant in Salt Lake City. DI also provides job skill training for the physically, emotionally and socially challenged and seeks to place them into private sector employment. In 1989, over 700 people were placed in private jobs.

  • House 2 Home Network


    House 2 Home Network is a virtual furniture bank housed at Whatcom Volunteer Center in Bellingham, Washington. House 2 Home Network is unique because there is no physical warehouse. Instead, donors store items until they are needed. According to the National Furniture Bank Association, it is the only virtual model in the United States. House 2 Home Network serves people who were recently homeless and acquired housing through housing case management. House 2 Home Network is unique because it does not have a warehouse – instead, volunteers pick items up from donors and deliver them to customers’ new homes. The House 2 Home Network made its first delivery on September 3, 2009. In April 2010, House 2 Home Network became the first virtual furniture bank to join the National Furniture Bank Association. On May 18, 2010 House 2 Home Network received a $5,000 grant from Whatcom Community Foundation to continue expanding the program. In June 2010 the House 2 Home Network successfully completed deliveries to 100 unduplicated households. This was the program's one-year goal and it was reached in only seven months.

  • Goodwill, The Amity Group


    Goodwill, The Amity Group (founded as the Amity Association of Hamilton in 1935 by G. Vert Rayner, Jean Taggart, and T.H.L. Gallagher) is a non-profit social enterprise operating in the Hamilton and Halton regions of Ontario, Canada that helps people to overcome employment barriers and obtain employment. As a member agency of Goodwill Industries International it operates a number of thrift stores selling donated clothing, housewares and other items to finance its social charity services.

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