This is the best store if your wanting to buy new and slightly used products. They also will take donations and will give a tax credit for the items donated
You will see over thirty people shoot IV drugs a night, and that is when you're not looking. The Bathrooms are full of people smoking crack, heroin (off of tin foil) and meth. Literally 70 percent of the staff is on meth, and all this before you start to acknowledge what is going on outside... This place is nothing but a giant crack house. When security catch someone shooting up they let them finish, and then they tell them to stop. There are probably literally fifteen people out of the three hundred and fifty or so who check in every night who aren't addicted to hard drugs. The staff are on drugs, which is ridiculous, and the dealers outside the place only face a month at most in prison if they're caught, part of the citys' liberal homeless initiative. So nothing changes. All day older african americans sell drugs right in front of the place, set up on chairs, and the two bathrooms outside the place have sharps containers for needle disposal, which are filled every day. You can shoot up in front of the door, on the stairs on the way in, wherever, all in front of cameras. This place doesn't help the employees, they're all recovering addicts who relapse in seconds. It doesn't help the homeless, because they can't get clean when people are shooting up and smoking crack and meth literally a few feet away from them. Spiritually the pit of hell. If you care about human beings you will not donate a dollar to this place, because it keeps people addicted, keeps them from getting clean. The season doesn't matter, it is this liberal all year round. I feel like I'm in Sodom and Gomorrah. I watch fifteen year old girls sell their bodies for two dollars for spice every day. I watch people have seizures everyday. The drug-addicted staff do nothing, in fact, I've watched a half a dozen of them relapse as well. This place is the great "I AM", the great "Me First". It possesses all the morality of Auschwitz.
They offer great programs. Horrible place for employment. Their motto is "we are 1" but they don't display that in any way, shape, or form.
Many of the teachers are really good. Excellent and loving. That's something I really appreciated. There were 2 that I didn't agree with and that made me uncomfortable. One team was too young and inexperienced to handle my daughters class and though I liked them they weren't handling the kids well on an emotional or structural level. They were replaced with a teacher I never liked. I felt like they had better choices to chose from. The other teacher I didn't feel comfortable with has a name that suits her. She is too rigid. I didn't like picking up my son who would consistently be thirsty because he wasn't given enough time or opportunity to drink water. (Summer time, 5 second counts.) That was concerning. I started sending him with water and it helped. I always made sure I came with plenty for him to drink in the car also. I talked to her once and she told me that he gets as much as everybody else and brushed me off. So those things made me uncomfortable. They've had a high turn over rate in the pre-k class. My daughter went through 3 teachers in one year. I would have liked to have seen their staff paid more so that they could've stayed. Apparently their pay is low. I assumed always that they paid well since their cost of tuition is so high and they have grandparents who volunteer. But it's low and the quality of food is low also. I am curious where all their money goes. They're higher prices than the Montessori schools. But overall it's a good place and I felt safe having my kids here. Their director is good. She was good at hiring caring people to work there. That's a good skill. I would never have thought my kids would be beaten or abused there. They were happy. My son really didn't like his 2 yr old teacher but he loved her assistants and so did I.