Monday, September 24, 2007
What is the DI? Guess I could have been more clear. The DI is the Deseret Industries. The DI is both a nonprofit, vocational rehabilitation facility and a thrift store, sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Established in 1938 as a single thrift store, today there are 46 stores serving people in seven western states: Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.
We also use the Idaho Youth Ranch. The Idaho Youth Ranch provides troubled children and families a bridge to a valued, responsible and productive future.
I like the DI for their selection of clothes. There is a large population of wealthy LDS people in this area and they donate all kinds of good stuff.
My favorite 2nd hand store to visit is the Gold Mine Thrift Shop. (Shannon, you'll like this) Their slogan is: Shop the Gold Mine and Support the Library.
Of course, they are an hour and a half away, so I don't go there too often. Perhaps you have heard of Sun Valley, ID. Lots of super wealthy people who seem change their style before all the tags are removed. (Ketchum is Fun! Check it out)
Photo of my brother Sam, riding in Stanley, ID.