“I am pleased to recognize Impact Thrift as Business of the Month because they are an outstanding community-minded business,” commented Lea Garrard, National Penn’s Warminster branch Manager. “Impact provides a tremendous economic benefit to the community by not only providing employment opportunities to local residents, but by also offering a great place to buy quality merchandise at very affordable prices. Impact donates substantial funds to local charities, such as North Penn Valley Boys and Girls Club and Manna on Main Street. Both of these charities support families and children in need, right here in our neighboring Lansdale community.”
Founded in 2001, Impact Thrift’s mission is to positively impact local communities through its thrift store operations. Impact Thrift financially supports and/or works cooperatively with a wide variety of charities whose missions are to support families and children in crisis. Currently, Impact Thrift operates four thrift stores (Hatboro, Montgomeryville, Feasterville and Norristown) which financially support 16 locally-based charities on a regular basis.
In addition to naming Impact Thrift as Business of the Month, both branches are also hosting one of Impact Thrift’s brand new and beautifully branded clothing and shoe donation collection bins at their locations. By doing so, they are offering their customers the opportunity to drop off donations each time they stop by the branches to fulfill their banking needs. The donations collected will enable Impact Thrift to further its service to the community.
“Impact Thrift Stores is honored to be named Business of the Month by these two National Penn Bank branches. As customers visit both branches, they will be reminded in so many ways of Impact Thrift’s mission to help others,” stated Impact Thrift’s Director of Community Outreach, Tamika Miller. “This partnership exemplifies National Penn’s mission to serve its customers enthusiastically. In fact, many of their customers have been inspired to get involved and have already supported our mission by donating.”
The donated merchandise will either be sold at one of Impact Thrift’s four stores, or responsibly recycled, and the net proceeds benefit other non-profit organizations that feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, assist the blind, educate the youth as well as provide help to families and children in crisis. By repurposing donated items, National Penn and their customers will help to restore dignity to another person’s life.
To learn more about Impact Thrift Stores mission and the 16 locally-based charities they support please visit Impact Thrift’s website: www.impactthrift.org.