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Mission Statement

The mission of ACTS Thrift Store is recycling and selling quality donated clothing,

furniture and other usable goods to generate funds to support programs

benefiting at-risk youth, disadvantaged families and the homeless in Pasadena

and the Foothill Communities.

Description

ACTS Thrift Store provides financial support for programs that serve poor and

disadvantaged families, children and the homeless in Pasadena and the Foothill

Communities. These programs are administered by Lake Avenue Community

Foundation (www.lakeavefoundation.org), a church outreach ministry founded in

2001 to bless neighborhoods with a high density of students with limited English

proficiency.

Nearly two-thirds of residents in these areas live below the federal poverty level.

More than 14,000 neighborhood children are eligible for free or discounted

school lunches. Only about one-third of high school juniors in the district typically

pass the California exit exam. About half the students in the neighborhood drop

out, leaving them in a workplace already filled with the working poor.

The youth ministry administered by Lake Avenue Community Foundation provides

a nurturing environment for kids to thrive and excel. This ministry helps to

bring about transformational change in the lives of neighborhood students and

their families through academic, social, spiritual and emotional support.

Devoted volunteer tutors and mentors help kids through reading literacy, technology

training, college prep and life-skills training. The foundation also offers

family counseling, support groups, parenting classes and nutrition education.

Its homeless outreach focuses on breaking the cycle of poverty and hopelessness,

while encouraging and equipping men and women in developing intimate

relationships with God, the Church and their families.

Website

http://www.actsthrift.org

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