Thrift store wins Norman's annual Human Rights Award
ReRun Junction, a thrift store that employs developmentally disabled adults, won this year's Human Rights Award in Norman.
About 21 adults with varying degrees of disability work at the store, Triplett said.
“Everyone has a job to do, and everyone takes pride in the job they do,” she said.
Triplett said she loves working in the store “because every day is different. No day is the same.”
Human Rights Commissioner Lisa Schmidt, who nominated the organization for the 2012 Human Rights Award, said the nonprofit store is a Big Five project of Oklahoma People First, a statewide advocacy organization for people with developmental disabilities.
Disabled adults “want exactly what everyone wants: to support themselves, to be independent, and for their voices to be heard,” Schmidt said.
ReRun Junction allows many of them to accomplish these objectives, she said.
“We want to make an impact — a positive impact on the community,” said Lisa Eubanks, who helped accept the award at the city council meeting on behalf of ReRun Junction.
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