Disabled Veterans Charities
Disability Services in Glendale, CA
Thrift stores, when commonly defined as stores selling used clothing and other merchandise, have been around for a long time, of course. The concept was popularized in the US by the Salvation Army; two brothers, the Ellisons, developed a systematic plan for thirft store operation and, when in the early twentieth century the Salvation Army did not expand on thrift store operations fast enough to meet the brothers, they went out on their own. The rest is history, as they say. 1000's of nonprofit thrift stores are managed by the Salvation Army, Goodwill Industries, and many other charitable organizations today.