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Tip Top thrift shop raises money for homeless teens

They provides help get kids back on their feet
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Posted at 2:53 PM, Apr 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-28 16:10:43-04
At the tip top thrift shop off Maple street in Benson, volunteers stock and sort...selling to raise money for homeless teenagers.  "They didn't really have the choice, YES is giving them wonderful opportunities, they have the transitional building, they provide the meals, they provide them showers, they provide counseling," Marlene Lund, a volunteer at the thrift store said. 

The store partners with Omaha nonprofit youth emergency services or YES. The organization provides help and programs to get kids age 12-21 back on their feet.

"In the Omaha community we know there's probably at least 300 of our youth on the streets every night even weather like this, they're out on the streets," said Allison Brown-Corson, director of community Relations at Yes.

As rain falls outside, inside, they're clearing off space. April Showers, and all.  Saturday from 10-4 p.m., the store is trying a new fundraiser to raise even more cash for the non profit, A flower sale. Many area businesses have chipped in to help. 

"Vicky Lee design is giving us tropical plants. So we're going to have a lot of tropical plants we'll have bedding flowers, hanging pots, we have bulbs they can plant to come back each year. Mulhalls, Westlake, Janacek, Indian creek. So we've have some really wonderful sponsors." said Lund 

So just as spring is blossoming in nature, flowers find new life...the volunteers here hope other will come and shop...so they can help those in need find their new life.