Revive Thrift Shop is not only a regular thrift shop, it's a donation-based shop that gives back. It is connected to and supported by Mission St. Louis. What's Mission St. Louis? It's an effort to help transform lives and neighborhoods, further bettering the people of St. Louis. They offer job training, youth development, home repair, senior services, and much more. Their true mission is to empower individuals and teach them to seek better opportunities. Find more HERE.
Revive itself also offers in-house work done by locals. Here's some verbage from their website:
"The Job and Leadership program empowers at-risk men, ages 18-35 with skills to become leaders in their workplace, community and families. During each Job and Leadership training session, 5-7 interns will receive training at Revive Thrift Shop. That training will include basic job skills of keeping a work schedule and interacting with co-workers, running the cash register and interacting with customers.
Additionally, several of our Job Training Interns benefit from our partnership with Anew Nature as they learning basic tool skills. Anew Nature is a small business, which takes old, broken and ugly furniture and make it into something new, beautiful, functional and loveable. Anew Nature is located in a workshop INSIDE Revive Thrift Store. You can even watch their team work through a large window.
Projects completed by our Job and Leadership Training interns will be sold in our store when they are REVIVED."
|Signs behind the counter at Revive.|