Our store is located at 902 W. Indiana Ave
Our hours are: Mon-Fri: 9am-7:30pm and Sat: 9am-6pm
GN Thrift is a store operated by Global Neighborhood, a 501c3 Community Benefit Organization in Spokane, WA. Global Neighborhood is an organization focused on using business to provide former refugees with opportunities for development so they can thrive and contribute as equal members of our community. Over time, we have found that one of the best ways to empower someone is to give them a job. That’s why GN Thrift was started in 2011. Our goal is to provide meaningful jobs for people who have come to Spokane as refugees. A job at GN Thrift not only provides income, it also gives in-depth training, a local reference, a schedule that accommodates ESL classes, a community of support, and much more!
Our goal is to create jobs by creating the best thrift store in Spokane. You can help us in our mission by visiting the store, shopping around, and saying “hi” to our employees. You can also donate your used goods to us!
We believe that a job must come first. The jobs that we create give people income, stability, dignity, and a network of support. Together, these things provide a strong foundation on which someone can thrive and give back to their community.
Education is a necessary factor in the development and growth of each person. We emphasize education, not just through school, but also in the workplace so that each of our employees can gain the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed.
The answer to poverty and pain is not charity. The answer lies in giving people access to the tools and skills they need to strengthen themselves and their community. Though this is difficult, we believe that charity only creates dependency and despair while empowerment creates strength and growth. We believe paychecks are better than hand-outs.