The Angel View resale store in Temecula has opened in a new location one minute from its prior site. The store now occupies 7,300 square feet in the Ace Hardware building at 30733 Temecula Parkway, at the rear of the shopping center between America’s Tire and In-N-Out Burger. The resale store is one of 20 Angel View operates in Riverside and San Bernardino counties that raise funds for its programs for children and adults with disabilities.
“What a difference one minute makes!” says Tracy Powers, general manager of Angel View’s resale stores. “Our new location is 35% larger and affords space for furniture and mattresses along with our usual selection of family apparel, accessories, shoes, linens, and housewares. And thanks to the generosity of local residents, all of those product categories have been expanded to take advantage of the continued growth in donations.” The move was predicated by an inability to expand at the former location.
Located in the shopping center between Pechanga Parkway and Jedediah Smith Road, hours of operation are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Donations of apparel, shoes, jewelry, accessories, books, household goods and furniture are accepted during operating hours.
In 2010, Angel View opened stores in Temecula and Murrieta as part of the organization’s expansion into western Riverside County. As the new stores matured and began to contribute to the funding stream for Angel View’s programs, a commitment was made to expand in the area. Since then, new stores have opened in Wildomar and Lake Elsinore, the original Hemet store moved to a new site and an Angel View Clearance Center opened in the original location.
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.