Bud’s Warehouse, a nonprofit job training program of Belay Enterprises, provides a solution to the dilemma of remodeling left-over’s.
15 years ago, a group of contractors, businesspeople, and urban pastors started Bud’s to keep usable building materials out of landfills as well as to offer job-training opportunities for individuals struggling with addiction, homelessness or prison records.
Bud’s Warehouse recycles usable building items not accepted by regular thrift stores. Home builders, suppliers and homeowners donate items like cabinets, appliances, tile, paint, carpet, hardware, light fixtures, doors, windows, bath tubs, sinks, and many other building materials. These are then resold to the public at discounts of up to 70%.
In addition to recycling building materials, Bud’s Warehouse also “recycles” people’s lives. For a variety of reasons, from prison records to drug addiction, numerous city residents are unable to find or keep a job. Bud’s Warehouse employs formerly unemployable people, providing them with training for both employment and life. The sale of home improvement items enables the program to be self-supporting and model self-sufficiency for its participants.
Bud’s Warehouse is open to the public. The innovative concept of a home improvement thrift store has become increasingly popular with area homeowners seeking savings of up to 70% on home improvement items while helping others. Over the years, the program has been profiled on 9News, Channel 2 News, Channel 7, the Denver Post, Denver Business Journal and Westword.
For more information or to donate tax deductible building supplies, call (303) 296-3990. Bud’s Warehouse is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.