FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 20, 2016
Media Contact: Rick Westbrook, Rick@Lost-N-Found.org or 404-226-6843
New Thrift Store
Because the Lost-n-Found Thrift Store has become such an integral part of the local community and of the organization, Lost-N-Found has started work on a new location! The new thrift store will be in Norcross, Georgia, giving access to those living outside of the perimeter to the organization, their mission, and some fantastic thrift finds. The new store is 3,352 sq. feet, and is tentatively scheduled to open May 1 of this year.
Lost-n-Found needs your help with this endeavor! We are looking for people to help us paint the new digs April 1, 2017. We are looking for individuals and groups to come volunteer to help us make the new space as beautiful as possible. Come get the first peek at the new place, and know that your time and effort will directly help LNFY programming and the youth they serve.
Lost-n-Found Youth is an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to take homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youths up to age 25 off the street and transition them into more permanent housing. LNFY runs various programming for youth including a 24/7 hotline, street outreach, a drop-in youth center that is open every day of the week, and a 6 bed transitional living facility. None of this could happen without the support of the community. Much of that support comes through the Lost-N-Found Thrift Store. Located on the North side of Atlanta at Chantilly drive, the space has served as 13,000 sq. feet store with some of the best finds in furniture, jewelry, shoes, and clothing. The store also serves as a clothing closet for the youth when they are in need, and helps dress them for interviews. The thrift store has also become part of a vocational program for the youth, hiring them and helping them build life skills around work.