Foundry Thrift Store opening on Pelham, Alabaster line

Published 2:24 pm Tuesday, August 1, 2017

PELHAM – The Foundry Ministries recently announced the opening of a new thrift store location on the border of Pelham and Alabaster. According to the Foundry CEO Micah Andrews, the thrift store is expected to open at the former location of the Food Depot off U.S. 31 this upcoming fall.

Andrews said this is the fourth thrift store location the Foundry has opened. While the Foundry had been looking to open a thrift store in the area for two years, Andrews said they weren’t able to find a good location for it until late last year.

The Foundry chose to open the store in Shelby County because of the strong sense of community in the area, according to Andrews.

“We are thrilled to become part of the growing community in Shelby County and look forward to calling Pelham home,” Andrews said. “Shelby County, and more specifically Pelham and Alabaster, have such a rich history of community involvement. Being a part of such a community is what we’re looking for. We believe this location will allow us to serve an even larger population through partnerships with schools, churches, businesses and the people of Shelby County.”

Andrews said the thrift store will provide affordable, gently used products to the community.

“Once we open, shoppers will be able to take advantage of amazing deals on clothing, shoes, accessories, furniture, small and large appliances and electronics,” Andrews said.

On Saturday, July 29, the Foundry held a “Stock the Shelves” event at the new location. Andrews said the event served as an informal job fair, donation drive and cookout for the community. The event was hosted by the Foundry, 93.7 WDJC, Shipp Roofing and Durante Home Exteriors.

In addition to having several thrift store locations, Andrews said the Foundry also offers various programs for families and individuals in crisis situations.

“Beyond just being a thrift store where shoppers can find good deals, our ministry exists to provide hope. We will work hard to contribute and give back to our new community through a variety of services,” Andrews said. “We want to be good neighbors.”

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