History: The thrift was started as a way for local churches to fund new missions. Dot Nelson represented American Lutheran and in 1994 Dot, and her husband Ken, lent $4,000 to the group to lease the shop and they were repaid within 6 months. Dot Nelson became the first Volunteer Manager. We still have some of the founding members working in the store today….20+ years later! The Thrift has always been located in the Sun Bowl Plaza but has grown over the years and expanded to additional storefronts in the mall. In the fall of 2017 the thrift moved to its current location across the street allowing it to put all it’s offerings in one location.