Friday, August 12, 2016

Back To School with Deseret Industries

It's almost time for the kids to head back to school, and back to school shopping is in full swing! Last night we made a trip to Deseret Industries thrift store and found lots of back to school bargains.

Here are just a few ways that including a trip to Deseret Industries during your back to school shopping trip can help you and your kids get ready for school, while helping others in the process:

School Uniforms:

Because kids outgrow their clothes so fast, parents are forced to buy new school uniforms each year. Many of the outgrown uniforms end up at thrift stores like Deseret Industries. If you child attends a school where school uniforms are required, check the Deseret Industries closest to your child's school for uniforms that have been donated.

Coats and Jackets:

The colder weather will be here before you know it, and many of the coats we found at Deseret Industries were like new.


Many kids like starting the new school year off with a new backpack, and most of the backpacks from the previous years end up at Deseret Industries.

Homework Essentials:

Back to school shopping doesn't only include getting ready to sent your kid to school, but also preparing a quiet workstation at home for them to work on homework after school. Deseret Industries had a large selection of desks and other homework station essentials.

Having a home library is also a great way to keep your child interested in learning.
Other Essential Items:

Deseret Industries is more than a second hand store; they have a variety of new items such as underclothes and socks.
Sportswear for P.E. class or an after school sport can also be found at Deseret Industries

WHY Deseret Industries?

When you shop at Deseret Industries you support a job training and placement program. So when you make a purchase at one of the stores, you are not just taking home a hidden treasure but you're allowing others the opportunity to find treasure in their own lives.

When Deseret Industries (DI) opened in 1938, Elder John A. Widtsoe established four guiding purposes for it: “First, those who have will be given another type of opportunity to help those who have not. Second, waste will be reduced by keeping our possessions in use as long as possible. Third, the work of renovation will employ many now unemployed. Fourth, articles in common use, of good quality, will be available at a low cost” ("Editorial: Deseret Industries," Improvement Era, Sept. 1938, 544).

Associates gain valuable work experience by working in Deseret Industries facilities and through a variety of training opportunities with local business partners. Individuals can gain retail experience in the stores, trade skills at DI Manufacturing, and other work skills while assisting people worldwide at the Latter-day Saint Humanitarian Center. Items not sold in the stores are sent to help in humanitarian relief efforts.

Read more about people who got their start in the workforce by training at Deseret Industries.

This is a sponsored post and I was compensated for my time.

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