On Saturday, April 9, Angel View will open a new 8,000 square foot resale store at 31712 Casino Drive in Lake Elsinore. A nonprofit organization, Angel View operates 20 resale stores in Riverside and San Bernardino counties that raise funds for its programs for children and adults with disabilities.
The grand opening is slated for 9 a.m. and will include a ribbon cutting, hourly drawings for gift certificates, as well as a grand prize giveaway of a flat screen TV.
Located on the southeast corner of Casino Drive and Diamond Drive, the Lake Elsinore store will employ approximately 10 part-time and full-time workers. Hours of operation are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The store will accept donated items including apparel, shoes, jewelry, accessories, books, household goods and furniture; donations are accepted during operating hours.
“We are delighted the residents of Lake Elsinore will be able to benefit from great bargains on our gently used merchandise and also help our clients have a better quality of life,” said Tracy Powers, general manager of Angel View resale stores. “Our resale stores play a crucial role in helping to fund Angel View’s programs.”
Each year, Angel View’s resale stores receive more than 3 million pounds of donated material that is then resold, reused or recycled. Proceeds from the sale of the donated items are used to provide a wide range of essential services to children and adults with disabilities who live in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
Founded in 1954, Angel View offers three primary services: 24-hour residential care for children and adults with disabilities, a therapeutic Day Program for adults with developmental disabilities; and Angel View Outreach, which provides free supports and services to local families struggling to raise children with disabilities.
For more information or to volunteer at Angel View's stores, visit: www.AngelView.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (760) 329-6471.
Jesus, 23, has cerebral palsy and a seizure disorder. Once he completed his special education classes, his parents, who both work full-time, needed a place where he could continue to grow. He started our Day Program 10 months ago.
He was shy when he first arrived and prone to speaking one word answers. So we were thrilled to see him open up and use full sentences when he responds to staffers like Hope, whom he clearly adores. Jesus participates in all activities. He knows the routine and where he’s supposed to be. When it’s time to leave, he grabs his bag, waits for him mom, and looks forward to coming back.