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Hand Up Thrift Store

HUT is Lafayette’s latest development in thrift stores. One of our founders, Jo Lynn Moncrief, noticed a quote on the marquee of the Emanuel Baptist Church – and it read – "The only time you look down on someone is when you are giving them a hand up.” When discussing the creation of a thrift store – the quote was the inspiration for the name. HUT is an acronym for "Hand Up Thrift.” Their vision is derived from Hand Up – which stands for – Help – Achieve – New – Direction – With – Uplifting – Partnerships.

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Below is our out contact information. Call if you have any questions.

105 Leonie Street

Lafayette, LA 70506


Store Hours:  Mon-Sat: 9am-6pm

How Can You Help?

To help in any way, please contact us here at the ABL Training Center by giving us a call, making a donation, or just stopping by.