When the Mt. Bethel Children’s Consignment Sale concludes at noon on Saturday, we invite local families in need, as well as foster families, local missions, and many of Mt. Bethel’s missions (local, national, and international) to take what they need from the unsold items that have been donated.
After that, any remaining donated items are given to the Hands of Hope Ministry, one of Mt. Bethel’s mission partners. Hands of Hope works within McDowell County, West Virginia, to distribute food to those in need and to share the love of Jesus in this severely impoverished community.
Donated items from the Mt. Bethel Consignment Sale are sent to the Hands of Hope thrift store, called The Hope Chest, where local people can shop for low-priced clothing and household items that they otherwise couldn’t afford. Earnings from The Hope Chest’s sales then go to support the ministry’s food distribution program. Food is purchased locally, which also supports the local economy. So, donated items make a positive impact in this community in many ways.
Hands of Hope accepts donations of all sorts, not only those from the Consignment Sale. For more information about donations or getting more involved with Hands of Hope, please go to www.hohm.org.
Amy Goodman, Children’s Consignment Sale Co-chair