Pontiac Salvation Army Thrift Store Transitions to Dollar Store


DETROIT — The Salvation Army has turned one of it’s Pontiac thrift stores into a dollar store. This is the second dollar store to join the nonprofit’s 34 metro Detroit thrift stores. The dollar store offers patrons savings on clothing, linens, towels and other houeshold goods — the same selection of merchandise offered at any of The Salvation Army Stores.

In addition, the Pontiac Dollar Store will participate in the ARC’s seasonal 50 percent off clothing sales. Shoppers can look forward to great deals throughout the year for only 50 cents. Furniture and electronics will remain priced as marked.

“We expect the Pontiac Dollar Store will boost our sales,” said Jacqulynn Idzior, director of operations, The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan ARC, which operates the thrift stores. “Since we converted the Detroit location to a dollar store in October 2011, we have more than doubled sales at that thrift store. We are confident the Pontiac store will yield similar results.”

The Pontiac store is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and closed on Sunday. Donations of gently used clothing, linen, household appliances, furniture, toys, shoes, purses and housewares are accepted at all Salvation Army thrift store donation centers. For specific hours of a donation center near you, please visit salarmythrift.com.

Proceeds from all 34 stores benefit The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Centers, independently funded, 180-day residential rehabilitation program for adults. For more information call 313-965-7760.