Shop local! Affordables restocks over 300 different items each day and serves an average of 150-200 customers each day. All proceeds from sales at Affordables and Affordables on 1st stay in north Iowa and help support employment training programs for North Iowans with barriers to employment. The store depends on the generosity and support of the community as all the merchandise is donated.
Skill training covers all aspects of the retail industry including: operating the cash register, stocking merchandise, helping customers, loading and unloading donations, and preparing donated items for resale. Clothing and all other merchandise are carefully sorted through for quality before being tagged and taken to the sales floor.
Quality used clothing, dresses, wedding dresses, interview outfits along with houseware items are located here on 4th Street just north of the Post Office in Mason City.
315 N Delaware Ave
Mason City, Iowa
Thanks to your generous donations, NIVC Services Inc. was able to open a furniture store in 2008 called Affordables on 1st. In August of 2018, we took an opportunity to move our store and rebrand it Affordables Marketplace. Much like the original, Affordables Marketplace provides training in light refinishing of furniture as well as retail employment training for individuals with barriers to employment.
With a focus on furniture and furnishings skill training covers all aspects of the retail industry, including: operating the cash register, stocking merchandise, helping customers, accepting donations, and preparing donated items for resale. See our re-purposed and upcycled furnishing and décor. Dressers, desks, and chairs are cleaned, retouched, or painted to begin a new life in your home.
Now open, Affordables Marketplace on Monday- Saturday 9-4PM at 1225 S Harrison.
1225 S Harrison
Mason City, IA