LOTUS HOUSE THRIFT, LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of the Foundation
We will only be accepting gently used or new women, children and men’s clothing and shoes in all sizes. Furniture, complete bed sets, small dining tables and chairs and dressers. We will not be accepting linens, pillows, rugs, toys and books.
Please follow us on Instagram at @lotushousethrift for updated information on regular store hours and reopening.
Lotus House Thrift Chic Boutique is an innovative boutique, donation center and retail work program, benefiting Lotus House Women’s Shelter. Located near Wynwood, we specialize in designer, vintage, like new and gently used clothing, furniture, collectables and much more – all at beautiful prices!
Lotus House Thrift Chic Boutique is an essential partner with Lotus House in assisting women, youth, and children experiencing homelessness improve the quality of their lives on every level and achieve greater self-sufficiency. Lotus House Thrift serves as a vehicle for building grassroots support and raising public awareness so that solutions to end homelessness can remain inclusive. Your purchases and donations help the families we serve by:
- Supporting Lotus House Operations and Programming-All proceeds go to fund the shelter, meals and key wrap-around services, including education, employment, counseling, health & wellness, and alternative pathways to healing.
- Meeting Basic Clothing Needs-Donated items ensure that women, youth and children we serve have basic shoes and clothing, including proper interview outfits and work attire for free when they are most in need.
- Furnishing New Homes-When families are ready to move out of Lotus House, Lotus House Thrift helps them outfit their new homes with donated household goods and furniture items.
Retail Job Training Program
Lotus House Thrift Chic Boutique is a “real world,” working retail classroom staffed entirely by Lotus House guests and alumni. Our Retail Job Training program offers our interns hands-on vocational training in the retail business, and an opportunity to learn about every aspect of operations of a retail store, including marketing and sales strategies, money-handling and cash register skills, receiving and displaying merchandise, sorting and storing inventory/donations, and developing customer service skills.
Barista Job Training Program
With assistance from Panther Coffee and their experienced team of baristas, we have developed a Barista Job Training Program focused on preparing candidates to enter the barista and restaurant industry. The Café at Lotus House Thrift acts as a “working classroom” providing a fast-paced work environment where interns are immersed in making espresso and building customer service skills, as they learn the ins and outs of running a food-service establishment.
Ways To Help
Everyone brings something to the table, which means that you too can improve the lives of women in our community and help us break the destructive cycle of violence and homelessness. Need ideas? We have a few:
Indulge In a Little Shopping
Thanks to the generous support of our donors and the diversity of their wardrobes, we receive new merchandise daily, from couture and special labels to unique vintage pieces. Visit our store and support Lotus House women as they work to build a safe and brighter future for themselves and their families.
Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose, and Reenergize!
We welcome your donations of new and gently used clothing, furnishings, small appliances, kitchenware, decorative items, and other household goods. All donations are tax-deductible. Please contact us at 305-576-4112 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make drop-off or pick-up arrangements. ALSO, VIEW OUR WISH LIST!
Our Employment Program seeks to develop ongoing referral relationships with business and community leaders to maximize employment opportunities for the women in our program. Join our efforts by emailing email@example.com to BECOME A CORPORATE PARTNER.
Location: 2040 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33127
Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-7PM