Our Grand Opening!
After 5 long years of research, hard work, and determination, we are so proud to announce the Grand Opening of the Gateways Thrift Shop that took place on Nov. 17th! Opening our retail space was the final stage in completing our vision for the Gateways Vocational Training and Employment program. GVTE offers vocational training and employment opportunities to adults with disabilities and is changing the face of inclusive employment in the Twin Cities.
On our opening day we welcomed 150 shoppers to join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony that celebrated out first graduated class of interns, now employees, along with great sales and light refreshments. We were grateful to be featured in multiple local publications including the Star Tribune, The Sun Sailor, The American Jewish World and TC Jew Folk. We are so excited to welcome thrifters and all kinds of shoppers to our unique boutique thrift shop.
Come visit Gateways Thrift Shop @ 4 Shady Oak Rd in Hopkins!
We also accept item donations just down the road from our store front at our Donation Center @ 2851 Hedberg Dr in Minnetonka.