For the last 16 years, Bud’s Warehouse has been known by many as the city’s original and best home improvement thrift store. But not everyone knows that Bud’s is also a non-profit job-training program for individuals rebuilding lives from addiction, homelessness and prison.
Bud’s hires and trains individuals who have significant barriers to employment. Every morning before the store opens, Bud’s employees and volunteers gather for on-site trainings. The Bud’s Warehouse training program is designed to combine workplace experience with trainings that equip employees for transition to full-time, self-sufficient employment.
Workplace trainings occur on a 6-month, rotating schedule. Each month is devoted to a specific topic such as life skills, health and safety, or job readiness. In the last 6 months we’ve had classes on personal finances, healthy eating and interviewing for a job, just to name a few. We’ve also brought in guest speakers including bankers, an executive chef and a human resources team.
When you shop at Bud’s you support our mission and our employees. We’re always looking for partners to benefit our staff – do you have a skill you could help us train in or know someone who would be willing to consider one of our graduates for employment? Just let us know.
As always, 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. The organization offers vinyl flooring, marble and granite, doors, kitchen cabinets, appliances, carpet, hardware, light fixtures, windows, cabinet doors, bathtubs, sinks, and many other building materials.
For more information or to donate tax deductible building materials, call (303) 296-3990. Bud’s Warehouse is open Monday though Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.