Thrift Store Day is Tomorrow!

Just a reminder that tomorrow, August 18th, we’re celebrating Thrift Store Day at our Hagerstown store!!

We’ve got a great day planned to celebrate our store and the wonderful people who shop there. The store opens at 8:30am and the savings and activities with happen throughout the day. Take a look at the schedule of events below to get an idea of how the day will go so you can plan your trip – or multiple trips – effectively.

All activities and sale areas are easily accessible from our central parking lot located off of Church Street between Walnut and Prospect Streets. The Trinity Center is located at the back of our parking lot behind the Thrift Store. For more information please call 301.739.1165 or visit http://www.hagerstownhopecenter.com.

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Please note: all activities and sales are subject to change and while supplies last. The Fill-A-Bag Sale, Coat Sale, and Auxiliary food sale are only in the Trinity Center from 10am – 2pm or while supplies last. These sales WILL NOT be in the Thrift Store itself. Please do not bring your own bag to our Fill-A-Bag sale. Bags for that sale will be provided for you. The rotating flash sales will take place randomly throughout the Thrift Store during store hours. It is not a storewide sale. No vouchers will be accepted on Saturday, August 18th, 2018. Thank you. 

 

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“We Just Wanted to Help”

Cuteness alert: The Turner kids may just be the sweetest thing in Hagerstown – which is good because they used that sweetness to bake some delicious foods for a bake sale that they recently hosted at their house.

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Cassie, age 11, Mae, age 9, Bethany, age 7, and Joshua, age 5, are little entrepreneurs who sold all sorts of homemade mouth-watering treats like chocolate chip cookies, brownies, rice krispie treats, oatmeal cookies, and lemonade.

They invited church friends and neighbors to stop by and support their bake sale. They had 37 customers ranging in age 2 – 96 years old!

But the Turner kids didn’t have a bake sale for personal profit: their goal was to raise money to help others by supporting various agencies in the area, including The Hope Center. So after their bake sale the kids, escorted by their parents, Joe & Katie, stopped by to drop off a check for $22.

“We just wanted to help”, one of the kids said as their mom was saying that they drive by The Hope Center often and felt and just wanted to give to our mission.

We are so thankful for the kind and generous spirit of this family, and especially these four incredible kids. It’s so awesome to see kids getting involved and making a difference in their community by supporting The Hope Center and other organizations in the area. The donation from their bake sale will help to feed people who stop by for food bags or a daily meal, or will help to provide shelter for a homeless man who would be sleeping on the streets. God can take a simple bake sale and use it to save lives and change lives. And how exciting is it to think that when these kids reach Heaven they will see the full extent of how God used lemonade and cookies to further His kingdom and reach people for eternity!

Thank you so much Cassie, Mae, Bethany, and Joshua for your generous heart to help others for Christ! And the next time you have a bake sale we’ll be sure to stop by to taste how sweet helping others truly is!

If you’d like to learn how you can donate and help others just like the Turner kids then please call us at 301.739.1165 or email us at hagerstownrescue@verizon.net. And to get a full scope of the programs and services we provide free-of-charge for our community please visit http://www.hagerstownhopecenter.com.

Ladies’ Auxiliary Dessert Concert

On February 15th, the Ladies’ Auxiliary at The Hope Center hosted a wonderful evening of music and delicious desserts.

This was the first such dessert concert ever hosted by The Ladies’ Auxiliary. Approximately 120 people attended the event. The event was an opportunity for the Auxiliary to raise awareness of the group to begin recruiting new members.

The Jacobs Brothers, a gospel singing group out of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, performed for the crowd. The Jacobs Brothers are well known in the Hagerstown area. They’ve been traveling as a group since 1962 and have produced more than 50 albums. During the concert, the members of the group shared their testimonies and encouraged the audience spiritually.

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In addition to the Jacobs Brothers concert, those in attendance enjoyed a buffet of delicious desserts. Colette Barnett created a wonderful assortment and selection of decadent treats like cream and fresh fruit tarts, mint chocolate mousse, sour cherry tarts, cream puffs decorated with dark chocolate filigree and mandarine, lemon meringue tarts, pecan tarts and salted chocolate caramel tarts. And yes, the desserts were as delicious as they sound!

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Everyone in attendance had a wonderful evening of music, spiritual encouragement and delicious treats.

We want to thank Colette Barnett and her staff for preparing the desserts. A lot of work and preparation went into this evening and we appreciate all that she and her faithful volunteers did to make the night special for all who attended.

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Our Ladies’ Auxiliary always has something going on! Upcoming events and fundraisers include the Easter bake sale on Saturday, March 30th from 8:30am-1pm at our Thrift Store in Hagerstown. And our ladies will be having a country ham sandwich sale on April 26th.

More information will be coming soon about both of these fundraisers so continue to check back or subscribe to this blog by entering your email address in the box on the right side of the screen.

If you would like more information about our Ladies’ Auxiliary or any upcoming fundraisers and events, please call 301.739.1165 or email hagerstownrescue@verizon.net. You can also learn more about the Auxiliary by visiting www.hagerstownrescue.org.

The Christmas Bazaar is Almost Here!

Be sure to stop by the Trinity Center tomorrow, November 17th, from 9am until 1pm for our annual Ladies’ Auxiliary Christmas Bazaar!

There will be plenty of holiday items to purchase like decorations, jewelry, stocking stuffers, crafts, quilts, childrens books and so much more! You don’t want to miss out on this great holiday sale!

And be sure to stop by and visit our lunch counter which will feature homemade soups, sandwiches and a large variety of delicious baked goods!

The best part of the sale is knowing that with each purchase you are helping to meet the needs of various people in our community. Our Ladies’ Auxiliary helps to fund many different ministries and projects around The Hope Center.

So be sure to join us tomorrow from 9am-1pm at the Trinity Center on the campus of The Hope Center in Hagerstown. The Trinity Center is located on Walnut street between Franklin & Church streets. There is street parking on Walnut in addition to plenty of parking in our central lot off of Church street.

For more info please call 301.739.1165. See ya in the morning!