November 30, 2015
On Saturday, December 5, Angel View will open a 6,400 square foot store at 72747 Dinah Shore, its first location in Rancho Mirage. The non-profit organization operates 19 stores in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
The grand opening, slated for 9 a.m., will include a ribbon cutting, hourly drawings for gift certificates as well as a grand prize giveaway of a flat screen TV.
Proceeds from the sale of the donated items will be used to provide a wide range of essential services to children and adults with disabilities who live in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
Angels View’s resale stores accept over 3 million pounds of donated material each year that is then resold, reused or recycled. The stores offer shoppers great prices on gently used apparel, shoes, jewelry, accessories, books, household goods and more.
The Rancho Mirage store, which will employ half a dozen employees, will be open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“We are excited to be opening a store in Rancho Mirage,” said Tracy Powers, general manager of Angel View resale stores. “Items that are donated and resold in our stores provide critical funding to support Angel View programs.” Angel View has plans to open another location early next year in Lake Elsinore (31712 Casino Drive).
Founded in 1954, Angel View offers three primary services for people with disabilities: 24-hour residential care for children and adults with disabilities, a therapeutic Day Program for adults with disabilities; and Angel View Outreach, which provides free supports and services to local families struggling to raise children with disabilities. Angel View resale stores generate vital revenues that enable the nonprofit to provide an exceptional quality of life for clients.
For more information or to volunteer at Angel View’s stores, visit: www.AngelView.org , email email@example.com 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.