The Guardian Angel Thrift is a Non Profit supporting Alzheimer’s Research, born from an idea of how to raise money for research in order to help find a cure for this disease.
Laura Gaddis saw her mother suffer with Alzheimer’s for 12 years. Nearing the end of her mother’s life, she woke one morning with a plan she quickly put on paper. It would be a non profit thrift store with the sales funding Alzheimer’s research. She opened a small 1,400 sq. ft. store in Fuquay-Varina, NC.
With the help of her daughter Shari, her sister Martha and husband Dave, this little store grew into a large 26,000 sq. ft. Super Thrift in 4 years! Thanks to our public support, since our beginning we have been able to contribute $2,200,000.00 for Alzheimer’s Research in the state of North Carolina. All of our profits after operational expenses go to Alzheimer’s Research.