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Grand re-opening for London Mission Thrift Store

Mission Thrift Store in Lethbridge, Alberta. Global News

London’s Mission Thrift Store is celebrating it’s grand re-opening today after a huge renovation.

The store, located at 2020 Hyde Park Rd., is one of fifty-one Mission Thrift Stores across Canada, and held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Renovations have increased retail space from 10,441 sq. ft. to 11,600 sq. ft., while another 1041 sq. ft. of work-area has been added for volunteers.

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Around 180 seniors, handicapped, students, members of YOU program and Good Will work program are all volunteers at the store.

According to a media release, 100 per cent of the net proceeds are split between the joint Ministry of BFM Foundation (Canada) and the Bible League Canada.

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Last year, the store donated $270,067 of the total $10,321,689 raised to support leadership and literacy programs in over 40 countries – giving people access to the “life-giving, life-changing, Word of God.”