Enactus, Walmart Team Up at Broadway Treasures

November 30, 2018

large group in front of Broadway Treasures thrift store
The Wayland Baptist University student chapter of Enactus used a grant from Walmart to purchase and mount new signs for Broadway Treasures as part of the group’s ongoing project to assist the Crisis Center of the Plains. Pictured are: (from left) Walmart Human Resource Office Manager Danny Salazar, Andy McEachern, Walmart Operations Manager Javier Campos, Isaac Nix, Walmart Assistant General Manager James White, Josh Brown, Stormie De La Garza, Roy Acosta, Marisol Guerrero, Dr. Kenroy Wedderburn, Debbie Lane, Broadway Treasures Store Manager Tasha Canalez, Bobby Childers, Obet Medina and Crisis Center Director Marci Brown.

PLAINVIEW – Wayland Baptist University’s chapter of Enactus, an entrepreneurial student organization, received a $2,500 grant from the Walmart Foundation and Walmart Distribution Center to assist Broadway Treasures in updating its signage at the store’s location. The work with the store is part of Enactus’ ongoing project to assist the Crisis Center of the Plains.

The Crisis Center of the Plains is an organization that uses its resources to benefit abused women. Enactus students have been working with the Crisis Center to assist its clients in finding ways improve their lives. Enactus has offered training in areas such as resume building, job interview skills and computer training.

“We are reaching out to them and trying to find things that will help them get back on their feet,” said Obet Medina, a junior, business administration major from Plainview.

Broadway Treasures is a thrift store from which the proceeds benefit the Crisis Center of the Plains. Part of the Enactus project with the Crisis Center includes a Dress-for-Success function that teaches clients how to dress appropriately for job interviews. The store provides an opportunity for clients to find attire that can be worn to work or job interviews.

Enactus wanted to help the store update its look. The sign utilizes colors that have been adopted to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault.

“The sign is a beautiful addition not only to Broadway Treasures, but to the whole downtown,” said Marci Brown, director of the Crisis Center. “It dresses up downtown and hopefully draws more attention down here.”

Medina said new signs were purchased for the front and back of the building.

“Getting the signs mounted makes it stand out and gives it some more awareness in the community,” Medina said. “This place is still open and it is supporting a great cause.”

Danny Salazar, human resources office manager at Walmart Distribution Center, said Walmart is proud to support a cause that benefits community services such as the Crisis Center.

“It is our honor to be able to help out in a process like this,” Salazar said.