Good Samaritan Ministries & Thrift Store
Helena, MT 59604
Good Samaritan Ministries & Thrift Store promotes Catholic Social Justice Teachings to support family life in our communities and enhance human dignity. We provide services to meet the physical health, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of individuals and families of all faiths.
The Good Samaritan Thrift Store is the largest in the Helena area, and continues to grow to meet the needs of the community. The store sells everything from furniture and clothing, to knick-knacks and sporting goods at great prices. The store employs over 30 full and part-time employees. We pick-up donations from homes and businesses at no cost, or donations can be dropped off at the loading dock during store hours. The thrift store ministry also has a recycling program where clothing and other items are shipped regularly to support our assistance ministries.
Good Samaritan serves as a vocational training site for many employees and volunteers. We offers a structured work environment that helps individuals to bring out “hidden talents”, build self-esteem and prepare them to move on to other positions in the community. Good Samaritan works with various agencies including Job Training Partnership and the State Voc-Rehab office.
Everyday people come to Good Samaritan and give us their time. From July 2007 to January 2008, we have had more than 6,000 volunteer hours and 500 volunteers. Our volunteers come to us independently and from various organizations to work in the thrift store keeping it clean, organized and efficient.
Our truck can handle most large items. The truck driver has final discretion though as to which items he will take, and can refuse items which he feels we would not be able to sell or recycle a the store. A donation bin is also located at the front entrance of the store where smaller items can be dropped off. for larger items or multiple items, please use the loading dock at the back of the store where dock workers can help you unload.
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•2009 Carroll College Borromeo Award
•2009 People first of Helena Business Award
•2007 Elks Charity of the month for October
•2007 Montana Association for Rehabilitation Organizational Award in recognition of outstanding record of service to person with disabilities
•Featured on American Bible Society Presents, a syndicated television program
•Provided over $159,000 in financial and in store assistance to individuals and families in 2007
•Over 550 volunteers annually
•The largest, most successful Thrift Store in Lewis and Clark County
•Since 1993, over $1,000,000 has been provided for individuals and families in need.
Good Samaritan recycles items that are not sellable on the floor such as:
•Old tin baking and cooking pans
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