The lives of hundreds of children overseas will be further enhanced and improved by the support of funds raised through the Salvation Army Thrift Store’s Brighter Days campaign.
The campaign, which is a part of the Thrift Store’s GoodWorks@WorkTM initiative, ran throughout March in108 locations nationally raising $73,975.95, a 17% increase from last year. These funds will be used to support local educational, health and recreational initiatives under the Salvation Army World Missions’ Brighter Futures sponsorship program in Zambia, Pakistan, South America East, Brazil and Bangladesh.
“These initiatives are not only assisting with immediate needs but also builds a stronger and sustainable future for these children and their communities,” says Michele Walker, Director of Retail Operations at the Salvation Army Thrift Store. The Thrift Store’s Brighter Days initiative has been taking place for the last 5 years in Thrift Stores operated by the Salvation Army National Recycling Operations raising over $250,000 to children in need overseas.
“Helping these children is very close to our hearts, thank you to our guests and team members who have helped, and continue to help us, provide this additional support to make a difference,” Walker added.
Monies raised assist in breaking the cycle of poverty for these children through educational and recreational initiatives that provides basic necessities, life skills training, medical care, employment assistance and access to sustainable economic programs.