Rachel’s Graduation Story

Rachel just graduated the Bud’s Warehouse job-training program after almost 10 months of hard work. If you ever made a purchase at Bud’s or scheduled a donation pickup, you probably worked with Rachel and might remember her upbeat personality and excellent customer service. We’re so proud of Rachel as she moves forward and we know she’ll be successful at whatever she pursues. Rachel agreed to briefly tell her story and we’re happy to share it. Enjoy!

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 6 p.m and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.


  1. Debie A. says:

    Congratulations Rachel!!! You will be missed…Best of Luck in the future…you WILL shine!!!!

  2. Debie A. says:

    Rachel, I was a single Mom of four boys and started out jobless, penniless and going down the wrong road…Today, they are all grown, have good jobs,and have been to college. I had to scratch and fight all the way to get to this place today, but getting God in my life and keeping my kids involved in Church life was the key. Eventually, I was hired as a cop, (not a job I really wanted!), and was able to support my kids on my own. I also worked a second security job on the side whenever I could. My kids played Little League, were on the school swim and basketball teams, played in the school band, had braces on their teeth, good health insurance, went to Awana’s and any other programs/clubs offered at our church. I rarely went out, I worked midnight’s so I could attend my kids games and events. I didn’t get much sleep either, but it all paid off! (and no, it wasn’t easy or painless or always fun!) It was HARD!!!!!!

    My oldest son has two beautiful sons he is raising as a single Dad, (mom passed away). He has a good job, owns a home and he served in the Navy. Number two son is just finishing college to be an electrical engineer. Married with a two year old son, owns a home both he and his wife have great jobs! Number three son served in Air Force, just graduated college specializing in Business and Computer Animation. Number four son, served in Air Force just finishing college and engaged to a wonderful girl who just finished at DU. We had our bumps along the way, but it all turned out o.k.

    Rachel, I’ve never owned a home or a new car…I don’t have a retirement fund or money in the bank…but I wouldn’t trade my life for anyone’s. I have four wonderful son’s and three unbelievable grandson’s that I cherish. I see you and your daughter’s future as even brighter than mine has been. NEVER GIVE UP!!! God won’t give up on you either…

    I came from a home where I was physically, mentally and emotionally abused by an alcoholic father. My mother was not much better. I chose to do better and be better. God gave me that strength and told me I was His…I knew if I was good enough for Him I was good enough for everyone else…so are you!

    Just make sure you continue to surround yourself with people you want to be like not people who are weak and are not moving in a positive direction. Right now you have to be a little selfish and work on you…leave the others for God to work on…stay away from those that will bring you down, back to where you started from. I know you will succeed girl! God bless!

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