Joy Junction: Home for the Homeless
Industry News | Land & Industrial | Local News | NAI SunVista News
Joy Junction, a local non-profit whose mission is to break the cycle of homelessness, will be relocating their Thrift Shoppe to a 3,800 SF retail/warehouse site at 4008-4012 Menaul NE. They anticipate opening this location by mid-December.
Currently, Joy Junction operates their Thrift Shoppe at 107 Bowers Road SW, next to their main campus. They have chosen to relocate to an area with a larger retail presence that will allow for expansion of their operations and customer base. This new location will serve as a retail store as well as a donation drop off option, as they will still receive donations at their shelter location (4500 2nd St. SW). They accept gently-used clothing, kitchenware, furniture, and other household items that are in good condition.
Residents of Joy Junction are given vouchers to shop at the store. Proceeds from items sold go directly to Joy Junction’s programs.
Elma Reynalds, CEO, decided that now is a good time to relocate their operations despite COVID uncertainty. She stated, “With job loss and income concerns, many are not sure how they are going to provide for their family’s needs. We want to offer a place for people to shop that will not only help them take care of their own family, but will help take care of those who are homeless.”
Joy Junction is an established local non-profit, since 1986, who provides a hand up to the homeless and hungry with food, shelter, clothing, recovery programs, and life skills training to break the cycle of homelessness one life at a time. Learn more about Joy Junction and its mission here.
Alex Pulliam: “New Mexico is a great community with giving heart. We believe the relocation of Joy Junction’s Thrift Shoppe will help give this local non-profit better exposure that will allow customers to shop for a cause in a centrally-positioned retail location.”