At the Cornucopia Thrift Store (more commonly refered to as “la tiendita”) YLM provides variety items at rates well below normal market value and even below the normal prices of other thrift stores. It is open Tuesday through Saturday and offers a variety of reasonably priced items including clothing, shoes, housewares and books. Donations from the El Paso community, Orphan Grain Train, and others throughout the USA provide the the goods that the store sells. There is even some hand made items, such as jewelry and baskets, from the Tarahurmara Indians further south in Mexico. The store is staffed by volunteers. This store is another great way to bring people to YLM’s mission campus and provide for those in need.
Currently, with items provided by the store on our campus, small satellite thrift stores are being opened at our mission sites in Juarez. The first has begun at Cristo Rey (Christ the King) in downtown Juarez, and our hopes are to continue to assist our sites in both Juarez and Chihuahua open their own stores to help generate income for the church and the work being done in these areas.
Additionally, for individuals or families in need, or displaced by disasters such as fire or flood, the Cornucopia Thrift Store will provide clothing and other needed items free of charge in an effort to help these families through their difficult time.
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