Deseret Industries was founded in 1938 by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. According to Michael C. Cannon, it was formed “‘to help Church members help themselves’ through a program of donated household items, volunteer labor, and vocational training.”
Now, nearly 8 decades later, Deseret Industries boasts more than 40 locations in seven states, including their newest thrift store in Fontana.
Each store provides training and on-the-job experience, and the money raised goes to providing humanitarian aid around the world.
To find out how else Deseret Industries is living up to its mission of “changing lives, one person at a time,” and how you can help, be sure to watch our story below!