The Red Shield Industries (RSI) Family Thrift Stores are a social enterprise as well as a serving ministry. The Salvation Army receives donations-in-kind from the public and companies. In turn, RSI resells them at affordable costs through its network of Family Thrift Stores. The income generated supports Salvation Army social and community programmes.
Jobs are created through the RSI work-therapy programmes for under-privileged people.The work helps them to earn a living and gain useful employment experience so they can be reintegrated into society.
RSI is also active in fundraising, receiving generous support from many organisations by way of donations or the offer of premises to hold bazaars for the purpose of carrying out mass-collection exercises.