The ROC Store
The ROC Store is truly the hub of the program outcomes and training. Designed and renovated as a social enterprise, the final products from the Bakery, Woodworking and Thrifting outcomes are found here, while providing a unique shopping experience that has a multi-fold benefit to the local community. There is a fusion of ROC created products, local small business vendors, independent craftsmen and whole sale giftware. Our Social Enterprise encompasses vocational programming and skill development that is designed to support member with community employment readiness. So while members are gaining skills with food preparation, packaging and labeling, customers in turn get fresh baked goods made from scratch. The home decor and crafts customers enjoy, are a result of programs created for members on how to measure wood, sand, use tools and machinery, and paint. Some members wanted to gain experience in a retail setting where they can learn about customer service, point of sale transactions, pricing new or donated items, and preparing the gently used clothing that is to be sold in the Store.
The growth and popularity of the ROC Store has exceeded our expectations. We can measure this by the amount of donated clothing and household items we receive. The success of our Online Auction exists because of the items donated to the Store.
The social impact the ROC Store bring to the community is undeniably an asset . The Thrift side of the Store provides deeply discounted, gently used clothing and housewares which helps many community members who are experiencing hardships. Another benefit of our Thrift store is the waste diversion efforts that naturally occur when communities donate clothing and houseware. Upcycling, repurposing, reusing textiles and housewares are great ways to make a small difference on our environmental foot print. We can even help recycle your Electronic Waste as the ROC is a drop off centre for these items. If you would like to find out more about any of our products or service, please feel free to visit or contact the ROC Store.