Adelante has operated two Bargain Square Thrift Stores, in Los Lunas and Belen. Both stores are social enterprises that provide employment for people with disabilities. We have thousands of shoppers in our stores every month who purchase everything from clothing to furniture at great prices. We primarily sell gently used items, but we do buy items from wholesalers occasionally such as tools, dishes, sunglasses, socks, and more.
Due to a fire we suffered in 2013, the Belen store is currently closed, but we do have a temporary donation site in Belen next door to the store for donation convenience. We are in the process of rebuilding at the Belen site and hope to re-open before year's end. (The tentative timeline from our contractor shows December 2014 or January 2015, but we'll keep everyone posted.
We greatly appreciate the support the community is providing. If you'd like to help Adelante rebuild and restock the Belen store please shop at our Los Lunas store, donate items we can sell (a helpful list of ideas is below) or make a financial gift to help us re-open.
Adelante is a nonprofit 501c3 organization so items donated to Bargain Square are deductible for income tax purposes at their present Fair Market Value. The Internal Revenue Service says that Fair Market Value is "the price that a buyer is willing to pay and a seller is willing to accept." Adelante cannot testify to or determine the value of your items, but there are guidelines available on the IRS website.
Learn more about our fire and get updates about the Belen store...
Shop with us or Drop off donations!
(shopping in 10,000 sq ft store & donation drop off at the back of the complex)
701 E. Main Street
Los Lunas, NM 87031
(We are operating a temporary donation site as we are able Monday -Friday next door to our store on Reinken that burned down last May. We are in the process of rebuilding!)
501 Coronado Ave
Belen, NM 87002
(Drop off donations at Adelante's main administrative site)
3900 Osuna Road
Albuquerque, NM 87109