Merry Christmas in July!! We’ve got just about a week left of our holiday celebration at our Hagerstown Thrift Store.
From today until July 31st stop by our Hagerstown store to get in the Christmas spirit with a great selection of Christmas decorations, collectibles, housewares, and more! And each visit seems like a different shopping experience with new merchandise hitting the shelves. So keep checking back to see what great items are waiting for you!
And be sure to check out all the other great merch in our Hagerstown Thrift Store. Whether you’re already shopping for those on your Christmas list, you’re doing some back-to-school shopping, or just a typical shopping adventure, you’ll find so many perfect items that you need and even more that you want – and at prices you’ll love!
Our Hagerstown Thrift Store is open Mon-Sat from 9am-4:30pm. There’s plenty of parking on our central lot located at 215 W. Church St. For more info about our Hagerstown Thrift Store please call 301.739.1114 or click here: THRIFT STORE | hagerstownhopecenter
Happy Friday!! Got any big plans this weekend? Well, if your weekend consists of cleaning out your closets and making space on your shoe racks then we can help!
We’re happy to take your gently used clothing and shoes off your hands! Not only is your donation tax-deductible but it also helps to keep our doors open and operating every day of the year to help neighbors in need without any charge to them!
Proceeds generated from sales at our Thrift Stores in Hagerstown & Chambersburg help to fund the many programs and services we provide the community. In fact, since we opened our doors in May of 1955 we’ve never closed nor charged anyone for any service provided. And we’ve done it all without any tax money or government funding. So your donated articles of clothing and shoes are a lot more powerful than you may think!
AND those donated items could go to a neighbor in desperate need for absolutely free from our voucher program. Our voucher program helps individuals and families in need get the clothing, shoes, and coats necessary to go about their day. A voucher is given to a person who can then go to our Hagerstown Thrift Store and select the clothing items needed in their size and style – all for free!
So if your plans include cleaning out the closet and you’re not sure what to do with your items… think of us! Your donation is a great way to invest in your community.
Our Donation Center dock is open Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri from 9am – 4pm and Sat from 9am – 3pm. Our donation dock is closed Sunday & Wednesday and all major holidays. The dock is located at the rear of our central parking lot at 215 W. Church St in Hagerstown.
Thank you for caring & sharing with your community!
PS… wanna help out even more?? We’re always looking for volunteers to help in our Donation Center! We need people to help sort and price all the donated items. If you’re interested please call us at 301.739.1165 or email email@example.com.
We’re just a few short hours away from Washington County Gives 2021!
Washington County Gives is a 24-hour day of online giving benefitting non-profits in Washington County. Starting at midnight 5/11 and lasting until 11:59pm you can donate to The Hope Center during Washington County Gives and help us raise support for our kitchen and dining room expansion project.
Please help us spread the word about donating during Washington County Gives by encouraging your friends, family, church, coworkers, and social media followers to join you in donating to The Hope Center.
Your gift during Washington County Gives will help us pay for our much needed construction project. Our food services expansion will more than double the previous kitchen & dining room space. This will allow us to feed more people more efficiently and give us more space in our dining room for more neighbors to have a place to eat.
Our food services are free for anyone in the community. Your gift during Washington County Gives helps us continue to feed neighbors in need and combat hunger and food insecurity in our community.
Please join others in the community and make a plan to donate to The Hope Center tomorrow during Washington County Gives!
We’re hosting another Community Grocery Giveaway on Friday, May 14th from 9am – 11am (or while supplies last). Our food giveaway is free for anyone and everyone in the community. You do not need a food bank card to participate.
We’re offering a wide selection of all sorts of non-perishable food items like canned vegetables, soups, cereal, baking mixes, mac & cheese, beans, peanut butter, jelly, boxed dinner mixes, snacks, canned fruit, and so much more! We’ll also have a selection of bread and pastries.
In addition to the food items we’ll be giving out all sorts of personal care items like toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, and more.
All of this is free but based on first-come-first-served. Bags will be provided but you may bring your own if you’d prefer.
The Community Grocery Giveaway will be held in the lower level of our Administrative Office building. Parking is located on our central lot located at 215 W. Church St. The Administrative Office is located across the parking lot from our Thrift Store. For guests with mobility issues please use our building entrance on 125 N. Prospect St. There’s street parking available and a ramp into the building for easy access to the event.
If you’re in need of groceries but are unable to attend our Community Grocery Giveaway then please call us at 301.739.1165 to request a food bag. We provide food bags all year long so please don’t hesitate to call and request a bag of food for yourself and your family.
For more info about our Community Grocery Giveaway or to volunteer at this event please call us at 301.739.1165 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s almost time for Washington County Gives 2021! Washington County Gives is a 24-hour day of online giving benefitting non-profits in Washington County.
From midnight until 11:59pm on Tuesday, May 11th, you can join other generous neighbors in supporting The Hope Center by giving online at washingtoncountygives.org.
This year we’re asking the community to support our major food services expansion and renovation project.
The expansion and renovation of our food services area is in full swing. In fact, at the end of April we were able to move into our brand new kitchen! The new kitchen will provide our food services staff and volunteers a much larger and more efficient space to prepare and serve multiple meals a day to our residents and community guests.
Now that the new kitchen is completed, the construction project has moved into the dining room where our old kitchen has been torn out and will become a part of a much larger dining room. This expanded dining room will allow us to seat twice the amount of people per meal.
In addition to the new kitchen and dining room, we’ve been able to have a brand new pantry which is 3x’s bigger than the previous pantry. This huge pantry will provide ample room for all the food we need to create meals and allow us more storage for our food bank program and community food giveaway events.
This is a much needed project as we have not made any major changes or improvements to our kitchen since moving into our building in the late 1950’s. This construction project will allow us to meet the current needs and also be prepared to better reach people in need in the future.
Please consider partnering with us to feed our community by donating a gift to us during Wsahington County Gives. To give during the event is quick and easy and will make a huge impact in our goal to end hunger and food insecurity.
You can donate to our cause any time on May 11th. We’ll provide a link from our Facebook page and also our website which will lead you directly to our WCG page to help make donating even quicker for you.
And please encourage your family, friends, church, coworkers, and social media followers to join you in giving to our construction project.
“Because He lives, I can face tomorrowBecause He lives, all fear is goneBecause I know He holds the futureAnd life is worth the living, just because He lives”
It’s been quite a year for all of us. Hardship, sacrifice, stress, fear, and for many, the loss of a loved one. But the power of what we celebrate this day is the freedom from all those feelings and the eternal promise of HOPE.
The morning of the third day the disciples were still living in fear and disbelief over the tragedy and loss of Christ’s crucifixion. But with the break of dawn came the Son rise that would forever change the story of humankind.
As the sun rose today so did the hope of God’s promise and the reminder of His great love! Easter is a love story from God to you. When you’re feeling alone, when you’re scared, when you’re feeling hopeless, just remember that Jesus was saying your name as He hung on that cross. And he was thinking of you when He defeated death and walked out of that tomb. You are valuable. You are precious. You are loved – and the Easter story is proof. Your pain, hurt, fear, and sadness are His now. Tell Him your pain. Tell Him your fear. And trust Him to fight for you – because He already has. And He won. For you.
“The thought of my homelessness and pain is bitter poison. I think constantly and my spirit is depressed. Yet HOPE returns when I remember one thing. The Lord’s unfailing love and mercy still continue, fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise. The Lord is all I have, so in Him I put my HOPE.” Lamentations 3: 19-26
May the HOPE of our risen Lord give you peace, joy, and victory today! He is risen! He is risen indeed!
Spring is just a few days away! While all the snow this winter had its pretty moments, we’re definitely excited about seeing flowers and trees blooming and all the beautiful colors of spring.
And with the arrival of spring comes a favorite part of the season: spring cleaning! As you begin the process of cleaning out your house and even redecorating keep us in mind!
Your donation of gently used items like clothing, shoes, housewares, decorations, toys, books, accessories, craft items, linens, and furniture can become a huge asset to helping people in need in our community!
And right now our Thrift Stores are in need of furniture donations. If you are remodeling your house or just have gently used furniture to get rid of we’re happy to take it off your hands! And if you’re in the Hagerstown area we can even come and pick up your gently used furniture! To learn more about our furniture donation pick up or to schedule a time please call 301.739.1165.
Proceeds generated from sales in our two Thrift Stores (Hagerstown & Chambersburg) help to fund the many programs and services to neighbors in need for free. When you donate your items you are helping to give hope to thousands of people in our area!
And for neighbors who are in desperate need, your donated goods can be given for free in our voucher program. The voucher program helps individuals and families in dire need receive free clothing and more.
So as you clean out your closets, redecorate your living room, or go through the boxes in your basement think of how your items can provide hope for your community! To donate items please drop off at our donation drop dock at the back of our parking lot on 215 W. Church St in Hagerstown. Our Donation Center is open M-Sat from 9am – 4pm. To learn about donating gently used items please click here: In-kind Gifts | hagerstownhopecenter
To receive a tax-deductible receipt for your donations, please provide an itemized list along with your name and address and the date you dropped off the donation. Your itemized list may be dropped off at our Hagerstown Thrift Store or our Administrative Office during business hours.
If you’d like to talk to someone about donations or the tax-deductible receipt, our Thrift Stores, or any of the other programs and services at The Hope Center please call 301.739.1165 or email email@example.com.
If you’d like to speak to someone about any of these job postings please call 301.739.1165 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
And please spread the word to your friends, family, church and others to help us quickly fill these positions. Thank you! Also, if you’re unable to apply but would like to volunteer please call 301.739.1165 or email email@example.com.
It’s a new month so we have a new Pantry Item of the Month!
This January we’re asking for donations of pancake mix & syrup. We’ll gladly accept any brand, flavor, or size – including bulk size – of mix & syrup.
During these cold winter months a delicious pancake breakfast for our residents & guests is always welcomed! And we’ll share these items with our neighbors in need when they come for food bags this winter season.
To donate in person please drop off items to our Administrative Office (parking lot located at 215 W. Church St) during business hours M-F from 8:15am – 4pm (office is closed 11:30am – 12:15pm for lunch). If those hours don’t work for you then please call us at 301.739.1165 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time that suits.
If you’re shopping from your favorite online retailer please use 125 N. Prospect St, Hagerstown, MD 21740 as our delivery address. And remember, when you shop at Amazon use AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) and select ‘The Hope Center at Hagerstown Rescue Mission’ as your charitable organization. Amazon will donate a portion of your order to our organization!
Christmas is almost here so we want to give you our schedule of all the closures taking place at The Hope Center this week and the next.
CHRISTMAS EVE: Thrift Stores (Hagerstown & Chambersburg), Donation Center, Recycling Center, and Wildside Youth will all be CLOSED. The Administrative Office will CLOSE AT 11:30am.
CHRISTMAS: Administrative Offices, Thrift Stores, Donation Center, Recycling Center, and Wildside Youth will all be CLOSED.
New Year’s Day: Administrative Offices, Thrift Stores, Donation Center, Recycling Center, and Wildside Youth will be CLOSED.
Our daily community meals, including Soup Line, and our overnight shelter will be OPEN on all holidays. Soup Line will operate on holiday schedule (same as Sundays) on Christmas and New Year’s Day. Trinity Center doors will open at 12:45pm on those days.
If you have any questions or concerns about our holiday schedule please call us at 301.739.1165 or email email@example.com. Learn more about The Hope Center by visiting hagerstownhopecenter.com and be sure to stay up-to-date by following us on Facebook at facebook.com/hopecenterhagerstown
We hope each of you have a safe, healthy and happy holiday celebrations this year! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!