Charity will offer half off all clothing at all stores on Labor Day
Parents will spend approximately $603.63 on back to school shopping this year, says a survey from the National Retail Federation. For many local families, it’s simply too much in these difficult economic times – 43.7 percent of the 8,600 survey respondents in the national survey said the economy is forcing them to spend less, and the majority will use coupons or shop sales only.
There’s no better place to bargain hunt locally than a Salvation Army Family Thrift Store of course, where nearly new, trend-minded clothing for children and teens can mean a new wardrobe at a fraction of the average cost. Think 75 percent off retail prices – shirts for $3, pants for $5 and accessories for even less.
And to sweeten the deal on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5, The Salvation Army is offering 50 percent off its already low prices on clothing at all 32 of its metro Detroit-area family thrift stores. Stores will also announce “limited time-only” specials throughout the day.
“The Salvation Army is all about providing a great value to our customers, especially at this time of year, and Labor Day is a perfect time to stock up on back to school essentials for your children,” said Merle Miller, administrator of The Salvation ArmySoutheast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center, or ARC.
Proceeds from all stores benefit The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center, an independently funded, 180-day residential rehabilitation program for adults.
Founded by William Booth in London, England, in 1865, The Salvation Army is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to serving people in need without discrimination. The ARC is an integral part of TSA’s mission, and offers substance-abusing adults the opportunity to rebuild their lives through a voluntary, short-term residential self-help program designed to establish a sense of dignity, self-esteem and personal strength that will allow them to resist the desire to abuse a substance and regain their rightful place as contributing members of society. Completely self-funded, the ARC draws its entire operating budget from the revenue of the 32Salvation Army Thrift Stores located in Southeast Michigan. For more information visitwww.salarmythrift.com or call 313.965.7760.