LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - When Surplus and Salvage opened its doors three years ago, it's sole purpose was to keep the non-profit Lyn Treece Boys and Girls Club of Lafayette a place where all young people, especially disadvantaged children, could realize their full potential.
The owner of Surplus and Salvage Don Stein said the youth are our future, so devoting his business to the organization was an easy decision.
"My businesses here in the south end have been successful, based on the help of employing, maybe up to 1,500 people from the neighborhoods. So I just feel it's right to pay back as much as we can," Stein said.
Surplus and Salvage is a garage sale-like business that people from all around can donate their used items too. The store has over 10,000 items that can be purchased well below retail value.
Stein said 100 percent of the money he makes goes directly to fund various programs at the Boys and Girls Club.
Executive director of Lynn Treece Boys and Girls Club Barry Richard said Surplus and Salvage is allowing the club to do great things.
"We can take them on field trips, take them bowling, take them roller skating, take them to do fun things that normally children that we serve are not allowed to do or getting to do and now we have the resources to do it with the great support and generosity of Don Stein," Richard said.
Stein said he doesn't do it for the recognition. He said he just wants all children, no matter their background, to have an opportunity to do great things in the world.
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