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Valley Thrift Boutique reopens to help kids in need

Posted at 11:16 AM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 14:22:55-04

PHOENIX — The Assistance League of Phoenix is reopening its Thrift Boutique on Tuesday.

The store helps fund critical programs for families. One of those programs is Operation School Bell. They give new shoes, pants, shirts and hygiene kits to thousands of children in Title One schools. Because of the coronavirus outbreak, they had to stop the program in March.

Aimee Runyon, CEO of Assistance League of Phoenix, says the hope is they can get their Delivering Dreams Bus to come to schools in the fall, so kids can still get those much-needed items.

“We’re really anticipating a larger need then there was before with unemployment rising daily," Runyon said. "We know there are a lot of families being urged to apply for the free/reduced lunch program which means the number of eligible at schools is going to increase."

The Thrift Boutique is always accepting donations. They're located at 7044 N. 7th St. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

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