New Family Thrift Store opens opportunities

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Special to The Dorchester Banner/DCED
Pictured are workers at Anchor Point a new workforce development and vocational training center in Cambridge.

CAMBRIDGE – Learning to “Live Life Well” is their motto and changing lives is their goal.  Anchor Point, Inc. is dedicated to character building in the lives of young people and adults through workforce development and vocational training. Anchor Point provides opportunities for mentoring, retreats for men and women in recovery, and, at the same time, shows a new world of possibilities for living life well.

Alan McRae, executive director of Anchor Point, believes we can see a positive change in the world as we do the hard work of opening our lives to one another, valuing each other, and living in community with one another.
The family thrift store recently opened at their new location on 714 Meadow Ave. in Cambridge. The new space holds an area for shopping as well as a shared conference room for community use for a minimal fee. Anchor Point’s family thrift store offers clothing, furniture, and other household items. Donations are accepted Monday–Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., or call them to arrange for a pick up.

Currently, Anchor Point is exploring collaborative partnerships with Chesapeake College, Dorchester County Department of Social Services, and Dri-Dock. Program volunteers working at the store gain valuable job skills with the goal of finding full-time employment. Community volunteers can offer their valuable life and work experiences to the participants. Anchor Point is also a Maryland Food Bank Agency and is working on hunger initiatives in Cambridge.

Volunteer opportunities are open to anyone wishing to gain or share job skills. Community service hours for high school students can also be earned. To learn more about Anchor Point, please visit www.anchorpointmd.org or call 410-330-0210.

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