Tierra del Sol Foundation Celebrates the Inauguration of Tierra’s Treasures, a Sustainable Shop Selling Second-Hand Goods that Benefits People with Developmental Disabilities
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2023
The grand opening and ribbon cutting in Burbank, California will help promote and raise awareness for National Disabilities Awareness Month
Sunland, CA – Tierra del Sol, a nonprofit organization that champions community inclusion for adults with developmental disabilities, will host the grand opening of Tierra’s Treasures, a sustainable second-hand goods boutique benefitting people with developmental disabilities, on March 25, 2023. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. and includes festivities and light refreshments. In addition, a soft opening occurs on March 22 and March 23 with donations accepted from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“We’re excited to open Tierra’s Treasures,” says CEO Rebecca Lienhard. “It not only benefits the people that Tierra serves, but also provides both paid and volunteer jobs for our associates. People with developmental disabilities have so many gifts and we know Tierra’s Treasures is one more way they can contribute to the community and show the world what people with disabilities are capable of accomplishing.”
The second-hand store will be filled with unique treasures and staffed by those Tierra serves. The proceeds from the boutique will be used to support the programs and services that Tierra offers associates so they can lead a life of value, dignity, and inclusion.
Regular store hours will take place Wednesday through Friday (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) as well as Saturday and Sunday (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Donations of gently used items will also be accepted on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tierra’s Treasures is located at 3315 Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505.
The opening of Tierra’s Treasures also marks the celebration of National Disability Awareness Month in March. Tierra del Sol strategically chose this month for the inaugural celebration in order to bring attention to the important issues unique to the community the foundation serves.
Tierra del Sol champions inclusion and value for people with developmental disabilities through creative pathways to workforce development, education, and the arts. Founded 52 years ago by eight families, Tierra now serves 794 people each day throughout the San Fernando, Santa Clarita, and San Gabriel Valleys as well as areas of San Bernardino County through 197 community-based partnerships with businesses, nonprofits, and colleges. Tierra empowers each person served to become productive and valued members of the community.