Grace Centers of Hope Thrift Stores Ask For Spring Donations

Grace Centers of Hope Thrift Stores Ask For Spring Donationsmoderntax

(Grace Centers of Hope Press Release, April 4, 2014)

Grace Centers of Hope, one of southeast Michigan’s oldest and largest homeless shelters, is encouraging metro Detroit residents to take advantage of the spring cleaning season and donate gently-used household items to one of its four Thrift Stores.  All proceeds from the sale of donated items will be used to support Grace Centers of Hope’s Emergency Shelter, One-Year Life Skills, After Care and Children’s Programs for homeless men, waterworkwomen and children.

Individuals can schedule a bulk pick-up rather than steadily store bags of items they are planning to donate.

“In addition to spring cleaners, Grace Centers of Hope also encourages individuals who are preparing for home remodeling projects and those celebrating Earth Day to donate items rather than send more to the landfills,” said Pastor Clark, CEO of Grace Centers of Hope.

While “letting go” of possessions can be a daunting task, the organization offers a few tips on identifying clutter and removing it from the home:sidebar01reader_support

  • Avoid Getting Reattached: If an item has not been worn or seen in a year or more, then place it in a large bag that will be donated to charity
  • Call It In: Rather than keep mounds of items around the house, in a failed attempt to donate, schedule a bulk pick from Grace Centers of Hope

Grace Centers of Hope Thrift Stores are located in Oak Park, Sterling Heights, Warren, and Waterford.  The stores accept a wide variety of items, including men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, shoes and accessories, furniture, small and large appliances, household items, toys, sports equipment and any items in bulk.

Donations can be dropped off at Grace Centers of Hope located at 35 W. Huron St. in Pontiac or at each BTLWeddingExpo_144x360store location.  Large donations, such as furniture or multiple bags of items, can be scheduled for a truck pick up within Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.

To schedule a pick up, call (855) 435-7424.  All donations are tax deductible. 

The Grace Centers of Hope Thrift Stores are open Monday through Saturday and are located at:

  • Oak Park: 23105 Coolidge Highway – (248) 556-7060
  • Sterling Heights: 43584 Van Dyke – (586) 997-9942
  • Warren: 26740 Dequindre Road – (586) 582-9334
  • Waterford: 5919 Highland Road – (248) 618-7057

Grace Centers of Hope provides a comprehensive range of programs and services to help individuals and families overcome issues of homelessness, addiction, neglect, physical abuse, poverty and spiritual essentialemptiness.  One hundred percent of the nonprofit’s revenues are generated through private support, fundraising initiatives and its four thrift stores.  Last year, Grace Centers of Hope provided more than 45,000 nights of stay for men, women and children who sought help from the nonprofit organization.

For more information about Grace Centers of Hope and its four Thrift Stores, visit www.gracecentersofhope.org.

About Grace Centers of Hope

Giving hope to the helpless since 1942, Grace Centers of Hope is considered one of the leading faith-based organizations in Southeastern Michigan, daily confronting issues of homelessness, addiction, poverty, abuse and spiritual emptiness. On any given night, Grace Centers of Hope provides transitional and emergency shelter to 150-200 men, women and children, in addition to serving more than 100,000 meals each year. Grace’s $5.7 million yearly budget is maintained solely through corporate and private donors, exclusive of any government assistance.  To learn more about Grace Centers of Hope or to make a donation, please visit www.gracecentersofhope.org

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