NEW LIFE THRIFT SHOP

Our Mission

Some of the ministries of LRAC include:

The New Life Thrift Shop is a major source of funding for the Lewes Rehoboth Association of Churches (L.R.A.C.), a charitable organization that gives back 100% back to the community. L.R.A.C. is a voluntary collaboration of Churches in and around Rehoboth Beach and Lewes, Delaware. Lay and clergy delegates work together in Christian ministry to meet the needs of others with programs such as the New Life Thrift Shop, work projects and Christmas Cookies for Prisoners.

  • Be the body of Christ in celebration of Christian unity.
  •  Gather donations of money, food, materials, time, and talents to redistribute as gifts from God.
  • Prevent and break the cycles of addiction, homelessness, incarceration and hopelessness by:  Providing temporary and/or emergency help to local individuals and families and Contributing to community programs.
  • Help indigent homeowners repair and weather-proof their substandard homes. Invest in programs that effectively address the needs of children, youth and families, especially those at risk. Support community partnerships.

The mission of LRAC is to:

  • Community Resource Center, housed in the beautiful LRAC building located at 37510 Oyster House Road in Rehoboth Beach serves as a centralized location to help meet the needs of Sussex County residents facing crisis. In its first year, the center helped 1,500 people with emergency assistance. To date, that number has grown to over 8,000 people.  ​The Community Resource Center is a non-profit agency whose purpose is to:​​​assess the needs of individuals and families, identify and coordinate the use of community resources, support individuals and families for a short period of time, provide financial assistance based on need, to create partnerships in the community​.
  • The Baby Pantry (302-227-1340) is housed within the CRC and is open the 2nd and 4th Thursday each month from​10 am-12pm.​  Clients may be eligible to receive the following assistance with:​​  Diapers, Formula, Food/Juices, Clothing, and Toiletries. ​​No appointment necessary. 
  • The Cape Henlopen Food Basket (302-227-3528) is also located at 37510 Oyster House Rd.  They are open Mon - Fri 8am-5pm 
  • Other LRAC charities include but are not limited to the following: Casa San Francisco, Habitat for Humanity, Harbor Lights Senior Center, Children and Families First, Home of the Brave, International Student Outreach Program, Immanuel Shelter, Juust Sooup Ministry, Lewes After School Program, La Esperanza, Meals-on-Wheels, LRAC Prison Ministry, Pregnancy Care Center, Primeros Pasos, St. Vincent DePaul Society, The Way Home, Tulane's Place Men's Shelter, West Rehoboth Coalition, Westside New Beginnings, and Young Life.