Compassionate Sheep
 
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Our Mission is Provision

The mission of Compassionate Sheep Thrift Store is to provide basic human needs to anyone in need without regard to gender, age, race, color, ethnicity, disability, religious affiliation, etc. We provide a free food pantry, free showers for homeless individuals, and a free clothing distribution room. All of these services are funded through the not-for-profit Compassionate Sheep Thrift Shop. Come check out what we have to offer.

Our goal is not to enable (people to continue living the lifestyle they are living) but to EMPOWER (people to better themselves and get out of their current situation). 

We have big plans for future services as well. We have laundry machines that we would like to make available for use by homeless individuals. Along with the showers, some homeless individuals do not even have any means to clean up for a job interview. We want to offer "Cooking on a Budget" classes - much of the world lives on rice and beans, and many people do not even know how to prepare that. We would like to offer finance management classes - how to create a budget, how to live within that budget, how to balance a checkbook - proverbially at least - the same concepts apply to the debit and credit card world that we now live. (Even more so now because it is easier to dig yourself into a financial hole that is near impossible to get out of.)

Our Vision is driven.

Jesus says, "I was Hungry - and you fed me, Thirsty - and you gave me drink, a Stranger - and you took me in, Naked - and you clothed me, Sick - and you took care of me, in Prison - and you visited me."

Moreover Jesus says "In as much as you have done it unto the LEAST of these, you have done it unto me."  He did not say to only do it for those who can give something back to you. He did not say to do it for your friends and family only. He said to the least of these.

This does not say that our clients are any less than anyone else, they are just people in need, who for the time being or due to circumstances are struggling to have the basic human needs essential to life. These are who we serve. We fund these services through the not-for-profit  Compassionate Sheep Thrift Shop and Charity Center.

Since a young adult Christian, The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats in Matthew's gospel has always been my motivator in  Christian service and humanitarian aid. It is the reason, that as a sailor. I would seek out service projects in liberty ports around the world. Why, when traveling for business, I would always plug into an organization that was doing for the community, a food pantry in NM, the Sacaton Indian Reservation in AZ, a clothing pantry in OR. This has always been my dream of ministry, my drive to help people, my contribution to society, and the drive that causes me to do what I do.

 
 

"I love this place. They have so much good stuff. If you can't find what you need or are looking for they will do what they can to help you. I volunteer here too and working with them is a treat. It's always fun. They are so nice to everyone. They have also helped me so much. Their prices are so much better than the DI or savers."

— Karissa and Shane, Volunteers

 

 

Our Vision is driven.

Jesus says, "I was Hungry - and you fed me, Thirsty - and you gave me drink, a Stranger - and you took me in, Naked - and you clothed me, Sick - and you took care of me, in Prison - and you visited me."

Moreover Jesus says "In as much as you have done it unto the LEAST of these, you have done it unto me."  He did not say to only do it for those who can give something back to you. He did not say to do it for your friends and family only. He said to the least of these.

This does not say that our clients are any less than anyone else, they are just people in need, who for the time being or due to circumstances are struggling to have the basic human needs essential to life. These are who we serve. We fund these services through the not-for-profit  Compassionate Sheep Thrift Shop and Charity Center.

Since a young adult Christian, The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats in Matthew's gospel has always been my motivator in  Christian service and humanitarian aid. It is the reason, that as a sailor. I would seek out service projects in liberty ports around the world. Why, when traveling for business, I would always plug into an organization that was doing for the community, a food pantry in NM, the Sacaton Indian Reservation in AZ, a clothing pantry in OR. This has always been my dream of ministry, my drive to help people, my contribution to society, and the drive that causes me to do what I do.