Last year the ARC Provided essential services including 343,632 meals, 98,208 nights lodging, 78,238 counseling sessions, 43,806 worship/Christian education sessions, and served 1,919 individuals in residence. All free of charge.
Rochester Hills Thrift Store 823 E. Auburn Rd., Rochester Hills, Mi. 48307 Near Auburn & John R. 1.248.852.3413
Sunday: 11am-5pm for Donations Only Monday: 9am-10pm Tuesday: 9am-10pm Wednesday: 9am-10pm Thursday: 9am-10pm Friday: 9am-10pm Saturday: 9am-10pm
Originally opened in the spring of 1997 in the Auburn-John R Square Shopping Plaza, the store occupied 30,124 sq. ft. of the former (A&P) building which it shared with then next door neighbor “Whirley Ball”. High shopper volume and strong donor support led to the stores expansion in 2003, which increased its size to 40,213 sq. ft. At that time it took on the distinction of being the largest Salvation Army Thrift Store in the country. In 2007 the sales floor was increased further when a small boutique area was added by reclaiming space once used for a training room. Additional remodeling, executed in the spring of 2009 was done as both a matter of maintenance, and to keep pace with shopping trends. This expansive store has 7 fitting rooms, plenty of free parking and a convenient donation drop off center located at the rear of the building. It provides employment to 50 people who are assisted regularly by 15 ARC Program beneficiaries and 4 volunteers.
Special events held as ’Rochester Hills Exclusive’ through the years include Jewelry Sales (2002 and 2005), Bridal Shows and Sales (2004 and 2006. Most notably, an Antiques and Collectibles Auction, held annually in the spring at this site marked its 5th year in 2009.
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