By Jeremiah Sosa
Photos Courtesy of IdentiFreed
North 32nd will soon be home to a new thrift store with a purpose: IdentiFreed Attic, which is slated to open at 13637 N. 32nd Street early this month. Funds raised through the new thrift store will go directly to changing the lives of women who have been negatively affected by drugs, homelessness, and human trafficking.
The organization behind the new thrift shop is a nonprofit called IdentiFreed. This parachurch evangelistic nonprofit was founded by the husband-and-wife duo of Carrie Bradley and Rodney Pieres. The two have a passion for helping those who are suffering from addiction and homelessness because they’ve experienced those hardships as well.
“The IdentiFreed Attic location will not only serve as a place where the public can go to purchase affordable clothes, but it will be a place where the women it serves can go to access computers to look for jobs, learn interviewing skills, as well as receive clothes for potential job interviews,” Bradley shares.
The idea behind IdentiFreed Attic began when Bradley and Pieres wanted a way to support the work they already do with IdentiFreed, which includes outreach and support to trafficking victims, the homeless, and others in need. Once open, 100% of the profits from IdentiFreed Attic will go toward supporting their outreach efforts. To learn more, visit IdentiFreed.org or e-mail [email protected].