What is the Spirit Store?
The ATLAS of Lyon County Spirit Store is a one-day shopping experience designed to help financially challenged families thrive (not just survive) in the Christmas Season. Individuals and families are welcome to shop and purchase new items at greatly reduced prices. We seek to create an experience of dignity, respect and stewardship for all involved– customers, donors, and volunteers.
Where/When is the Spirit Store?
The Spirit Store is located in our Atlas Ministry Center during the month of December. For more information please contact the Atlas office 712-472-9016. Keep an eye on our events page for upcoming events for the Spirit Store .
Who can use the Spirit Store?
Individuals and families experiencing a financial hardship (defined by income guidelines) are welcome to shop. Everyone must bring in proof of income or financial assistance verification is required. This is a requirement to shop and no exceptions will be made.
How can we help?
The Spirit Store offers items at discounted prices because of our community’s generous donations of items and money. Please call our office (472-9016) or stop (112 1st Ave, Rock Rapids) by for a list of needed items or to make a financial contribution. Involve your groups, kids, churches, the possibilities of impact are endless!
Shopping Tips and Policies:
Be honest. We ask that you shop for your household family members only and tell us the truth about who lives with you and your household’s income.
Pay for your items. We provide several avenues for payment and have greatly reduced prices.
Shop wisely. A limit is set per family, so be prepared to shop within that. We do not accept “returns” or “trades”. Know your limits and plan accordingly before you purchase.
Share your blessing. If you know of someone who could benefit from shopping at the Spirit Store, tell them about it!