Open 5 days a week, the DAH Thrift Shop sells gently used secondhand clothing and household goods. Donors receive a charitable contribution receipt for tax purposes in exchange for their generous donations. Moreover, any profit made from this program is used to supplement the most frequently demanded of our social services programs. Simultaneously, buyers are able to further stretch their household budgets while buying essential items for their families.
The thrift shop serves a second critical purpose of accommodating our TANF clients by accepting them as volunteers into our shop, as we are now a registered site through Fairfax, Arlington, and Alexandria Counties. These clients are part of the VIEW (Virginia Initiative for Employment, not Welfare Program)—one of Fairfax county government assistance programs and are therefore referred to us on a regular basis. The goal of TANF work program is to end the dependence on public assistance by preparing the candidate for a job by helping with job readiness and skills training, vocational training and assisting them in finding and keeping a job.