PRLog - Oct. 15, 2012 - NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- AMVETS Department of California Service Foundation has announced that their Team AMVETS Thrift Stores now have multiple ways to shop below retail, all while helping American Veterans. “We have 5 Thrift Stores in California but many potential shoppers around the state aren’t necessarily near one of our stores. By bringing dynamic online auction shopping into their homes, our customers can shop all our stores no matter where they live”, said Matthew Scibilia, Operations Manager of the stores. “This new site helps Team AMVETS generate even more revenue for Veterans services in California and promotes our actual thrift stores every time someone goes to our auction site www.teamamvetsthriftstores.com .”
Online only a week, the E-Bay style auction site has been received with very positive reviews and growing sales, according to Scibilia. He continued, “We have already had sales and bids from all across the country, and with new items posted daily, we expect that shoppers will check in with us weekly or even daily looking for new treasures and collectables.”
Team AMVETS Thrift Stores business of collection and sale of donated goods employs over 350 people and the proceeds from the sale of these new and lightly used goods support programs that directly assist over two million men and women veterans and their families throughout the State of California. According to Jim Pidgeon, President of AMVETS Dept. of California Service Foundation, “We are pleased to welcome this new in-home addition to our shopping experience for our stores throughout California. Team AMVETS is committed to serving our veterans and these thrift stores are a major source of raising funds for vital services and programs.” Team AMVETS thrift stores are open 7 days a week with a new selection of merchandise arriving in stores daily. Shoppers on the online auction site can pay for purchases with credit and debit cards, PayPal, and Authorize.net.
About Team AMVETS: AMVETS Department of California Service Foundation is a not-for-profit veterans’ organization committed to helping honorably discharged veterans and their families in California and Nevada. Team AMVETS has five thrift stores in California, including three in the San Diego area, one in Long Beach and one in Fresno.
AMVETS provides no-cost legal counsel via the AMVETS Legal Clinic and more than 40 certified Service Officers to help veterans in dealings with the Veterans’ Administration on matters including disability compensation, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pension, education, employment and other benefits. Funding is raised through membership fees, donations and the Team AMVETS thrift stores owned and operated by the Foundation. Vets do not have to be a member of AMVETS to receive services. Please visit www.teamamvetsthriftstores.com or www.teamamvets.com for more information or call (877) 990-VETS.