Savers, the national thrift chain with more than 330 locations across North America, is celebrating the opening of its seventh store in Southern California and a continued partnership with the Epilepsy Foundation.
The celebration of the Fountain Valley area location will kick off on Thursday, with an 8:45 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Savers management and representatives from the Epilepsy Foundation Greater Los Angeles and will continue through Saturday. Grand opening festivities of this new thrift store will include the chance for attendees to win one of five $100 Savers gift certificates.
Savers was founded on the core principle of supporting local communities – and has embraced that value by partnering with local nonprofits since 1954. The Fountain Valley store’s partnership with the Epilepsy Foundation means Savers pays the organization for every donated item, whether it makes it to the sales floor or not.
When members of the Fountain Valley community donate, they are not only giving their goods a second life, they are also turning their otherwise unused goods into sustainable revenue for the Epilepsy Foundation.
Money raised through the Savers store supports the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles’ mission to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy.
Funding will support Orange County programs, including the 800-number Helpline in Spanish and English, training in epilepsy & seizure first-aid, Diastat education for school personnel, the Big Brain exhibit and school outreach, funding for epilepsy specialists and fellowships, and state-wide advocacy.
“We’ve partnered with Savers since 2013 and we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with the new Fountain Valley opening,” said Susan Pietsch-Escueta, executive director of the Epilepsy Foundation Greater Los Angeles, one of the Foundation’s more than 40 local affiliate service providers and the one serving the Fountain Valley community.
“The money we receive is incredibly important to benefiting people affected by epilepsy in the Fountain Valley community so they can live full and productive lives. We encourage everyone to get in touch with us and schedule a donation pick-up or to drop off their gently used items at the store’s on-site Community Donation Center.”
Not only does Savers offer an easy way for customers to help the local community, but the store makes it easy to shop for quality goods, too. With wide aisles and clean and tidy racks with merchandise organized by department, style and size, Savers is no ordinary thrift store – it’s a place where people from all backgrounds can enjoy a unique selection, good deals and fun treasures in a department store-like atmosphere.
The store carries more than 100,000 unique items on the sales floor at any time and stocks up to 10,000 gently used items every day, ensuring customers continuously find a refreshed assortment of quality, value goods.
“We’re very excited to open our first store in Fountain Valley,” said Debi Beckstead, the new store manager. “The support we’re able to provide the local community makes us proud, and we can’t wait to welcome both new and familiar customers and introduce them to all our great deals offered throughout the store.”
While the new Fountain Valley store offers strong support for the local community, the network of Savers stores across North America encourages a more sustainable environment overall. By coupling the sale of gently used, quality items with the responsible recycling of items that cannot be sold, Savers, its customers, and its nonprofit partners keep more than 650 million pounds of reusable goods from ending up in landfills.
Throughout the years, Savers has continued to inspire local communities to reduce their waste by reusing and recycling unneeded items and has showcased that shopping thrift truly is one of the easiest ways to “go green.”
The Fountain Valley store and Community Donation Center, located at 9091 Garfield Ave., will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays. For more information, customers may contact the store directly at (714) 963-0425 or visit www.savers.com.