Posted on August 10, 2017

When you shop at the DCFOF Thrift Store you are directly contributing to the lifesaving services provided to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. All proceeds of the store go right back into services for our clients, and directly impacts our ability to help more women and children. Your purchase helps us continue to provide emergency shelter, counseling, legal advocacy, play therapy, sexual assault advocacy, a career resource center, food pantry, and 24 hour crisis line. 

In addition to being a source of income for our agency, the DCFOF Thrift Store is a great resource for our clients. 99% of domestic violence victims have been financially abused, meaning that they do not have access to financial resources. Their abuser may not have allowed them to work, not allowed them access to a bank account, or ruined their credit intentionally to make them dependent on the abuser. After being financially abused the road to self sufficiency can be long and difficult. Buying themselves and their children clothes many times is the last thing on their list of expenses. 

This is where the thrift store comes in! When we have clients that need new clothing or household items we are able to give them gift cards to the DCFOF Thrift Store. After a time of not having the ability to shop for themselves and their children, being able to walk up to that check out counter and buy themselves something new can be so empowering! 

Our thrift store manager, Eva, will be publishing a quarterly Trend Alert blog to keep you up to date on what’s new at the thrift store! Check out the first one- 

  

Trend Alert: Pantsuits and spaghetti straps are back! 

 Pantsuits and spaghetti straps: With several weeks of summer left it’s not too late to get into this hot summer trend and pull off this haute look. You don’t have to go out and spend hundreds for a terrific 70’s inspired style that is so comfortable. No need to pay $75-$100 at designer stores when I found this great look at Denton County Friends of The Family Thrift Store for $6.00.  

Besides my obsession with the pantsuit, summer spaghetti shoulder dresses have me going bananas. Pair either of these styles with a wedge sandal and large hoop ear rings.                    

Come by and shop our great looks or donate your gently used items. Our staff is here to help you Monday- Saturday 10-6 at 1614 W. University, Denton, TX. 76201. Your donations provide valuable services to Women, Children and Men in our community. Please call us at 940-387-1750 if you need to schedule a furniture pick up.  

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