It is 7 a.m. and I am just waking up to get ready for work. At previous jobs, I would dread going to work because I didn’t feel I had a purpose or I wasn’t contributing to society in any way. This morning, I didn’t feel that way because now I work at Repeat Street Thrift Store. Repeat Street makes me feel useful because we give back to the community by using the profit from our store to fund housing for homeless families.
There are over 5,000 homeless people in Fort Walton Beach, Fl, and we are striving to change that. At Repeat Street, we sell furniture, clothing, house items, toys, and electronics, and all of the profit goes to Fresh Start for Children and Families.
The families are given a place to stay and are taught skills to survive. Fresh Start helps the parents find jobs and gives them financial tips on saving and budgeting. The kids are given tutors and a play center to have fun at when tutoring is over.
Volunteers run Repeat Street, and they all are inspired to help people who are struggling in life. I volunteered at Repeat Street for three years before they gave me a job as a full-time donation coordinator. I pick up donations from homes, and I price them when I get back to the store. I love working there because I know that I’m apart of making the world a better place.
All the volunteers are friendly and support me. They were even excited to hear I got accepted into the University of West Florida and had to cut back some of my hours working. Repeat Street inspires me to be a better person.
If you are looking for a way to give back, Repeat Street is always accepting volunteers and donations. It is a good feeling to know you are making a difference.
Message Repeat Street on Facebook to volunteer : https://www.facebook.com/RepeatStreetThriftStore/