May 30, 2023

Combat Veterans to Careers Thrift Store Opens in Wildwood, Florida

1.2 min read| Published On: May 30th, 2023|

By Kyle Coppola

Combat Veterans to Careers Thrift Store Opens in Wildwood, Florida

1.2 min read| Published On: May 30th, 2023|

Combat Veterans to Careers (CVC) was founded in The Villages in May 2012 with the commitment to serve our nation’s combat veterans and their families. Since our inception, we’ve assisted more than 955 veteran families in the area of education, employment, housing and wellness.

CVC has partnered with local residents, clubs, businesses, colleges and VA offices to bring combat veterans and their families “home” to a community that embraces them and provides education, understanding and meaningful employment to minimize hardships.

The brand new thrift store which has opened its doors is located at 400 E. Gulf Atlantic Hwy, Wildwood, FL 34785. They are opened Monday – Friday from 9:30am – 4:30pm and Saturday from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Donation pick-ups and deliveries are available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. To schedule a large-item donation pick-up, please call (352) 748-1855 or schedule online.

Donations include

  • Furniture (in good condition)
  • Rugs (in good condition)
  • Refrigerators & Freezers
  • Washers & Dryers
  • Clean Kitchenware & Dishes
  • Clean Drapery
  • Household Décor
  • Bicycles
  • Desktops, Laptops & Tablets
  • Vinyl Records
  • Jewelry & Accessories
  • And More!

Looking to Volunteer? CVC says “We are always looking for volunteers to assist customers, sort and price donations, stock shelves, operate the cash register, repair and restore furniture, schedule pick-ups and deliveries, and more. If you are interested in volunteering at the Restoring Hope Thrift Store, please call (352) 748-1855 or email
All proceeds from your purchases at Restoring Hope Thrift Store benefit Combat Veterans to Careers in its mission to provide 360° of support to local post-9/11 Combat Veterans and their families. Thank you for your support!
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Combat Veterans to Careers

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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