Turn A Leaf
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History of Valley Charities
Mission Statement: Serving the Community
Vision Statement: Provide Resources as Servants to our Community
Valley Charities, Inc. has been providing services to Mat-Su Valley residents and organizations since the late 1950s. Valley Charities has always had a threefold purpose; the sale of donated quality second hand goods at reasonable prices; the medical equipment loan program; and financial grants to individuals, families and community organizations.
Valley Charities has been owned and operated by several distinguished Valley residents throughout its long history. Christina Smith founded the organization in 1956 and oversaw operations into the 1970s. Pat Newcombe and Collen Cottle carried on the mission until early 1987 and Ellen Malone and Olga Ward were in charge from 1987-1991.
In 1991, Valley Charities was incorporated as a 501(3) non-profit. Since that time Valley Charities has been owned and operated by a seven member board of directors. The board of directors has guided Valley Charities and the expansion of its retail store Treasure Loft. Since 1983, the Treasure Loft has grown from its original 1800 sq. ft. location to the 13,500 sq. ft. location. In 2009, Treasure Loft became known as turn-A-leaf thrift store to identify with the assistance we have provided the community for decades. The name is taken from the phrase turning over a new leaf.
The current board of directors is committed to continuing the original purposes of Valley Charities as we expand the retail operations so we can financially meet the needs of current Valley individuals and families that fall between the cracks.
Community partnerships are paramount to our success. One way our partnerships benefit the community is our Merchandise Voucher Program.
The Merchandise Voucher program is exclusive for residents of the Mat-Su Valley. The program is designed to assist low-income and homeless individuals and families that cannot afford household and clothing items. Individuals and families that qualify can collect the voucher at one of the partnering organizations on the list below. The vouchers are presented to the store clerks before shopping is started. A limit of $40.00 per person for clothing. Household items are based on number of people on the voucher (e.g. a place-setting of four) The voucher customer comes to the cash register to be checked out.
The Merchandise Voucher program can be accessed through one of the following social service organizations in the Mat-Su Valley.
~Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
~Division of Public Assistance
~Office of Childrens Services
~Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
~American Red Cross of Mat-Su
~Mat-Su Borough School District Schools
~Mat-Su Services for Children and Adults
~Mat-Su Health Services
~First Presbyertarian Church of Wasilla
~Alaska Center for Resource Families
~CCS Early Learning
~Pt. Mckenzie Correctional Farm
~Trinity Lutheran Church
~United Protestant / Presbyertarian Church
~The Childrens Place
~St. Davids Episcopal Church
~Christ First United Methodist Church
(limitations apply, see store for details)
Sundays Customer Appreciation Day
Take 50% OFF all clothing items. White tagged clothing is included
Mondays Senior Day
30% OFF purchases for our visitors over 60.
Wednesdays Dollar Wednesday!
All adult clothing is $1 and all child clothing is $0.50! White tagged clothing NOT included.
Fridays Military Appreciation Day
30% OFF Purchases for Military Families. Please bring Military ID.
Medical Equipment Lending
Any Mat Su Valley Resident may borrow medical equipment at no charge for up to 6 months.
Types of Medical Equipment We Have Available:
~Toilet Seat Risers
~Stand Alone Commodes
In order to expedite your request, we ask that you fill out the Medical Equipment Lending Program Request Form. To view and fill out form, Click Here
Monday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm