Funky Flamingo 2nds Resale Shop
“Upscale Thrift on a Social Mission”
1234 NE 6th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
JT Thompson, Store Manager
100% of Profits from Funky Flamingo 2nds are used to carry out H.O.M.E.S. charitable mission in Broward County
Located in the Middle River Terrace area of Fort Lauderdale, the Funky Flamingo 2nds resale shop was created as a model of community economic development: a project to eliminate bight, a hub for jobs, job training, and a site for material donations for the TIL Youth (Transitional Independent Living) that we serve.
Summer hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 am – 6:00 p.m.
Pick up and delivery available. http://funkyflamingo2nds.com/ Call JT Thompson, Store Manager at (954) 533-6867 -OR- leave a message at H.O.M.E.S., Inc. (954) 563-5454
CRA & CDBG History
This project was made possible through a number of community grants and partnerships. These include building renovation funds (City of Fort Lauderdale: CDBG-R), funding for the Resale Shop Manager & the Job Coaching & Paid Internship Program Director (City of Ft. Lauderdale: CDBG), start-up costs (Salah Foundation), and funding to pay youth salaries during their internships (Jim Moran Foundation & Community Foundation of Broward). H.O.M.E.S. is currently collecting quality used home furnishings, accessories, art work, etc.., which will be either sold in the new store, or used to furnish apartments for our youth. Local businesses participate in our internship program, furnishing meaningful work experiences to our youth (with the youth being paid from our grants).
Our vision of a vibrant community thrift store was born out of our collecting “gently used” home furnishings for the 25 aged-out foster youth (and 8 small children) residing here. Further, H.O.M.E.S. owned a dilapidated commercial building that needed significant rehab. Lastly, through two years of work with our youth tenants, we knew that jobs and job skills were crucial to their success in becoming self-sufficient productive members of our community.