Help us celebrate Thrift Store Day!

On September 14th we are hosting our 2nd annual Thrift Store Day at our Hagerstown Thrift Store.

Building off of what we started in 2018, we’ll be having special activities going throughout the day as the store is open. So we are looking for volunteers to help with the games, amusements, and other family activities that day.

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While volunteer times are subject to change, we are asking for people to help from a 10am – 4pm time frame. There is a possibility of having two shifts of volunteers because we understand that each Saturday is precious in our busy lives. But any help would be ideal!

If you, your church/youth group, family, business, or civic groups would like to volunteer please let us know. Also, if you have any special skills like face painting, balloon animals or any fun type of entertainment activities please let us know!

Our Thrift Store Day is a way for us to thank all of our shoppers for supporting The Hope Center by shopping at our Thrift Stores. Many people don’t realize that proceeds from the sales at our Thrift Stores are a major component of funding for The Hope Center. This funding helps us continue to help thousands of people in our community for free – along with receiving no tax money from the government.

Please spread the word to your social circles, friends, church, clubs and anyone you meet!

To volunteer or learn more about volunteering for Thrift Store Day please call 301.739.1165 or email volunteer@hagerstownhopecenter.com.


Let the Games Begin!

Calling all junior athletes! It’s time to go for the gold!

Each January Wildside Youth Ministries hosts a hit party, The Winter Olympics, and that event is almost here for 2013!


All kids, ages 5-12, are invited to join the festivities at The Trinity Center (located on Walnut St next to our Thrift Store on the corner of Church & Walnut Sts).


This free is event is from 4:30-6:30 on Tuesday, January 22nd. There will be plenty of fun to be had like group games, exciting competitions, game room, shopping at the Marketplace, delicious food & an exciting story about Jesus!


Invite your friends, family, neighbors and anyone else to Wildside’s Winter Olympics! For more info about this event or to sign up, please call 301.739.1165. To check out all things Wildside, go to www.wildsideyouth.com.


If you would like to make 2013 a year to volunteer, why not start by working with kids? If you’re interested in volunteering and would like more info on Wildside, please email hagerstownrescue@verizon.net or call 301.739.1165 and talk to a volunteer coordinator.

Wildside’s Back-2-School Bash!!

On September 25th, Wildside kicked-off their fall party season with the fun B2S (Back-2-School) party at the Trinity Center.

Approximately 60 kids attended the party that was full of games, prizes, food and most importantly, stories about Jesus!

The kids had a great time hanging out and having fun together! This was the first event since the end of Camp Wild 2012 and it was a fun “reunion” time for our staff, volunteers and kids!

One lucky young lady, Wy’keia, was the grand prize winner of the evening! She won a brand new Mickey Mouse backpack filled with new school supplies.

We want to thank all the staff and volunteers that helped to make the evening so much fun for all the kids that attended! If you are interested in volunteering and helping to make a difference in the life of a child in Hagerstown then contact our office at 301.739.1165 or email us at hagerstownrescue@verizon.net.

The next Wildside event is coming up very soon! The extremely popular Fall-O-Ween party will take place on Tuesday, October 23rd from 4:30-7pm in the Trinity Center. This event is free for any kids between ages 5-12. For more info, go to www.wildsideyouth.com or Wildside at 301.739.1165.