Author: Justin

DTR Thrift Hosts Back to School Shoe Giveaway

by Justin

This Saturday, July 25th, our Back to School giveaway in partnership with Brevard Shoes for School will start at 9am. To receive a NEW pair of shoes for your child you must:

  1. Have the child with you, or
  2. Have the child's birth certificate.

We are also asking that ALL PARTICIPANTS WEAR A MASK.

Social distancing markers will also be placed outside to keep all families safe from exposure. This is our way of showing all of our kids that people do genuinely care about each other regardless of any current social issues.

Volunteer security will be on hand in case anyone needs assistance. We will also be asking for some basic info to track where families are coming from to ensure proper coverage.

Example: 50 families come in from Palm Bay, then next year we add an additional giveaway in Palm Bay. That simple. We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday!

And for those that don't know where we're located:

238 PEACHTREE ST.
COCOA, FL 32922

Nothing like a new pair of shoes for that trip…..
Down the Road

DTR Thrift Opens Veteran Resource Center

by Justin
Down the Road Thrift's new Veteran Resouce Center

After much work and tireless dedication, DTRT's staff is happy to announce the Veteran's Resource Center will be online and available for use tomorrow, July 17th.

Next Thursday, July 23rd, we will have a volunteer available from the hours of 1-4pm who can assist any vet with navigation from the VA, My HealthE Vet, food stamps, SSI, and DAV disability claims.

If any of you have advanced knowledge of any of these procedures and wish to volunteer your services, please contact us through the page and we'll set you up with a day and time. We ask that any vet referred to us bring some form of vet ID to ensure proper usage.

Spread the WORD!!!! We want to offer this to as many as possible. Don't forget about the 25th at 9am Brevard Shoes for School here at DTRT. Parents need to either bring the child or the child's birth certificate to receive a brand new pair of shoes for school!

DTRT Suspends Retail Shopping Amid COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order

by Justin

DTRT Retail Operations to Halt; Vet Emergency Services Continue


Effective immediately, DTRT is CLOSED FOR RETAIL SHOPPING. Out of an abundance of caution for our staff we will comply with the 30-day stay-at-home directive issued by the State of Florida.

There will be staff on site to assist in any vet emergencies that may occur. There will be no pickups at this time unless it is something directly needed for a vet household. Each request will be evaluated on a case by case basis. NO EXCEPTIONS.

On-site donations can be made, but again only if they have an immediate use for a vet. We suggest calling ahead to check on that before leaving your residence.

Remember, the best way to stop this is to STAY HOME.

We wish all of you good health and safety during this difficult time and we'll see you again soon.

--Jerry