Lowe’s has announced that the Women In Distress Thrift Store Remodel is one of 100 community projects to be completed this year as part of Lowe’s Hometowns, the company’s largest-ever community impact program. Launched in 2022, Lowe’s Hometowns is a five-year, $100 million commitment from Lowe’s to rebuild and revitalize community spaces nationwide.
Lowe’s is making a tremendous impact by revitalizing the WID Blooming Sales Thrift Store, located in Margate, Florida. The Thrift Store serves many purposes for Women In Distress and the community. When survivors of domestic violence come to Women In Distress’ shelter, they often arrive with just the clothes on their back seeking safety and a fresh start. They shop at the Thrift Store at no cost to restock their wardrobe and find household goods to furnish their new homes. WID Blooming Sales also provides quality secondhand goods at bargain prices to members of the community, particularly those in economic need. This remodel will refresh the store, and provide a more modern look so the shoppers and survivors can shop in style. All proceeds of the Thrift Store go directly to the agency to fund the emergency shelter and all programs designed to to stop domestic violence abuse.
This year’s Lowe’s Hometowns projects were selected from 94 communities across 41 states and Washington, D.C., and will address needs specific to each community, from housing and community centers to outdoor spaces and facilities for first responders and veterans. Each project will receive a grant from Lowe’s to make physical improvements that help local organizations continue to make meaningful impact in their communities. At the core of this commitment are Lowe’s red vest associates, who share a passion for giving back to their communities and provide support to every Lowe’s Hometowns project.
Now in the second year of the initiative, Lowe’s Hometowns invites nonprofits and community members to share stories of projects in need. Lowe’s is partnering with Women In Distress, local Lowe’s associates, construction pros, and impact partner Points of Light to complete this project.
Women In Distress provides free and confidential services in multiple languages to families affected by domestic violence, such as: a 24-hour crisis hotline, emergency shelter, counseling and therapy services, Injunction-for-Protection legal services, education and prevention services for the community and Broward County’s first pet shelter for families affected by domestic violence.