Shopping for Good
Shift Thrift makes giving easy
Shift Thrift Store is a social enterprise existing to enhance the Colorado Springs Community by creating jobs, preserving the environment, promoting community involvement, and raising funds for charitable causes through recycling of household goods.
- Creating jobs. Shift creates jobs in the community. Shift strives to hire local citizens with various challenges to employment seeking job skills for career enhancement.
- Preserving the environment. The recycling of household goods keeps unwanted items out of landfills. Allowing a place for community members to purchase these items further reduces environmental damage by scaling the need to purchase new items which are often manufactured in planet-harming ways.
- Promoting community involvement. Shift is a community hub involved with many charitable organizations in the Pikes Peak Region. Local citizens donate their goods on a daily basis which creates revenue for participating members. This assists these non-profits in their daily activities of enhancing the community. Shift also is an advocate for participating members by promoting their causes through store events, advertising, and more.
- Raising funds for charitable causes. Shift is a conduit of revenue for participating non-profit organizations through the donation and sale of household goods. Member organizations receive a percentage of total sale prices for items donated on their behalf.