Founded to support local nonprofits, WabiSabi has evolved into a community hub. WabiSabi, a nonprofit 501c3 organization based in Moab, Utah, provides educational outreach and financial contributions that enable community organizations and individuals to improve and sustain the environment, support youth development, increase quality of life for all species, and enrich our community through expanded art opportunities and increased cultural awareness. WabiSabi has won awards and recognition for its work, including The 2005 Achievement Award in Pollution Prevention and Community Involvement Programs Category by The Utah Pollution Prevention Association, the '2005 Non-profit Volunteer Program of the Year' by the Utah Office of the Lieutenant Governor and 'The Best Reason to Visit Moab' in City Weekly's Best of Utah 2007. WabiSabi's name comes from a Japanese term that speaks of the beauty of imperfection. It reminds us that new is not necessarily nicer. Cracks, chips and worn spots are signs of life that reveal a rich history and a history touched by life. With this in mind, WabiSabi was chosen as a fitting name for an organization with two thrift stores that sell used merchandise. The WabiSabi Thriftique, located at 350 South 400 East, is not your typical thrift store. It features only the best in used quality clothing, collectibles, books, sportswear and camping equipment. The WabiSabi Warehouse, located at 145 West 200 South, has a large retail selection of reduced price clothing, furniture, house-wares, children's items and building materials.