Affordables

NIVC Services, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization providing employment training and support to people with disabilities.

Affordables

The store depends on the generosity and support of the community as all the merchandise is donated. In turn, income produced at the store is needed to support paid employment training programs for north Iowans with disabilities. Trainees are able to earn a certificate in retail skills created in partnership with NIACC. Skill training covers all aspects of the retail industry including operating the cash register, stocking merchandise, helping customers, accepting donations, and preparing donated items for resale.

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Affordables restocks over 300 different items each day and serves an average of 150-200 customers each day.

The store depends on the generosity and support of the community as all the merchandise is donated. In turn, income produced at the store is needed to support paid employment training programs for north Iowans. Affordables gives back to community members in need.

Shop local. All proceeds from sales at Affordables and Affordables on 1st stay in north Iowan and help support employment training programs for North Iowans with disabilities.

Be sure to visit Meredith’s Snack Shop!

Affordables on 1st

Thanks to your generous donations, NIVC Services Inc. was able to open a furniture store. Affordables on 1st was opened August 2008, and provides retail furniture training, including light refinishing, and retail employment training for individuals with disabilities.

With a focus on furniture, fitness, and furnishings skill training covers all aspects of the retail industry, including: operating the cash register, stocking merchandise, helping customers, accepting donations, and preparing donated items for resale.

See our re-purposed and upcycled furnishing and décor. Dressers, desks, and chairs are cleaned, retouched, or painted to begin a new life in your home.

Managers

  • Steve Beavers (Manager) 641-423-7071 Ex. 27
  • Rachel Herman (Assistant Manager – Affordables) 641-423-7071 Ex 12
  • Regina White (Assistant Manager – Affordables on 1st) 641-423-0236

Tour our resale shop