The Seventh Day Adventist Thrift Shop donates part of their profits every three months to an organization that helps others. This time it went to NAMI Northern Lakes, a local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Volunteers advocate for better quality of care, rights and interests of people with mental illness, particularly those who cannot speak for themselves. NAMI also provides support to family and friends of people with mental illness.
Pictured is Tammy Hill, representing the Thrift Shop, presenting a $1,000 donation to NAMI coordinator Linda Jacobson; also pictured are Connie Mazier, Dan Rondello and Tory Stefonek.
The Thrift Shop, located on Rives Street, is a mission of the Seventh Day Adventist Church to help needy families. It also allows the church to give back to the community.
“(We) felt that NAMI was a very worthwhile organization as it helps those who need supportive services during mental health recovery,” according to Thrift Shop volunteer Donna Peters.
NAMI is located in the basement of Trinity Evangelical Church, 235 N. Stevens St. Walk ins are welcome and encouraged to stop by the drop in center. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Friday, 4-7 p.m.