In this episode of the Salvationist podcast, we look at the new UpCycle program in Maple Ridge, B.C., a unique twist on thrifting. Every Tuesday and Thursday, members of the community can come to the UpCycle trailer and trade in their old items for gently used ones. No money required.
Richard McAfee, Genesis caseworker at The Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries, shares how the program came about and how it's helping people recovering from addictions.
This program was supported by the Canada and Bermuda Territory's innovation grant program. To learn more about the innovation grants, visit salvationist.ca/innovationgrants.
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