From CTV News–An Indigenous-led thrift store in Winnipeg is taking action to help vulnerable people who were recently homeless land on their feet.
The Revive and Thrive Thrift Shop on Logan Avenue opened up in June, but the store is offering much more than some frugal finds.
Crystal Irvine, the director of operations, said the store offers a nine-week work-ready program, called ‘Ready, Set, Go’ for marginalized individuals. It gives them a chance to learn in the classroom and get retail experience working in the Revive and Thrive Thrift Shop.
“These individuals get stuck in that, ‘you need experience to get a job,’” she said. “(We) get them the experience that they need and then recommend them to future employees.”