LONG BEACH – The Long Beach Rescue Mission is currently accepting donations Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. to benefit the Mission’s Thrift Store, 702 West Anaheim St. Donations are tax-deductible and proceeds will go toward meals, shelter, and recovery services for the men and women in the Mission’s New Life Program. Acceptable donations include household items, new toys, and clothing. Unacceptable items include toxic items; clothing with stains, tears, odors; furniture with stains, tears, odors, missing or broken pieces; books; old/used toys; construction items; and leftover garage sale items. Local pickups are available and can be scheduled by calling 562-495-8900.
The Rescue Mission is also seeking volunteers from the community to assist at the Thrift Store. Scheduling is flexible, and all are welcome to sign up. Thrift Store volunteers will assist customers, sort donations, and help tidy the store. No experience is necessary. Individuals with in-depth knowledge of online sales and product/inventory pricing are highly encouraged to reach out. Volunteer opportunities are also available in other areas with the Mission from food service to music, the arts, mentoring, class instruction, and more. Prospective candidates will need to attend a mandatory Volunteer Orientation. For more information, to view the upcoming orientation schedule, or to fill out a Volunteer Form visit lbrm.org/ways-to-help/volunteer/.