U Wear it Well Thrift Store is located on the same grounds as Mary Mahoney Memorial Health Center, directly behind the health center. The store provides affordable items both new and resale to the community.
Each token has a picture of an elephant, similar to currency having a photograph of a former president. The elephant was chosen for the tokens to symbolize family and leadership. Elephants form deep family bonds and live in family groups. Leadership is not equal to power, but illustrates the respect for individuals for their problem solving ability, self-awareness and empathy.
"We want to encourage healthy living and reward Oklahomans for taking control of their lives," Johnson said. "It is our hope that the token incentive will improve health and wellness outcomes in this part of our state."
The thrift store's merchandise includes men's, women's and children's clothing, shoes, handbags, jewelry, household items and small appliances.
One section of the store features items families need for babies including strollers and cribs. The store's merchandise is supplies from donations, many from supporters and the general public. Stein Mart was our first retail supporter; they donated clothing and household items.