THEE GARAGE SALE: TIME TO EXPAND!
It would only take a moment of visiting our store, Thee Garage Sale, to notice that we are out of space! We have been for some time. God has been good to us and the timing is now right to expand the footprint of our store. There is a direct correlation between an expansion of space at Thee Garage Sale and an expansion of the services of the Cherish Center. It is an exciting time!
The story of Thee Garage Sale is a beautiful one. Over fifteen years ago, a small group of people started a garage sale on the weekends raising funds for what would become Cherish House. It eventually moved to a rented storage unit and then to a small space in downtown Milford, Iowa with expanded hours. In 2010, the store expanded to its current location. In June of 2016, two adjacent lots of land were donated to us for future expansion.
The purpose of Thee Garage Sale is to raise funds for the services of the Cherish Center, and is the largest contributor of sustainable income that supports the Center. Thee Garage Sale not only helps to sustain programs like the Cherish House, our maternity home for young women facing unplanned pregnancies, but it is also a blessing to our community. We give away thousands of items of merchandise every year to families in need.
The expansion at Thee Garage Sale will bring all our inventory under one roof, adding 2,280 square feet of onsite warehouse space. (We currently rent 8 storage units!) It will provide 3,650 more square feet of retail space, bringing our total retail square footage to 5,000. A new 2,900-square-foot, climate-controlled processing area and light storage space will give our volunteers and staff more room to clean, organize, and price merchandise. Another 530 square feet will provide space for a new staff/volunteer bathroom, breakroom, and kitchen. This total of 9,360 square feet comes at an estimated cost of $450,000. We plan to begin construction in September 2017 and hope to complete the project by summer 2018. We are praying for God to provide all of the $450,000 by June of 2018.
Expansion of Thee Garage Sale means expansion of our reach of services for the Cherish Center. We will be able to reach more young women in need, more families who need support, and more lives in need of transformation. Will you join us?
Please prayerfully consider a gift toward the building fund for TGS. If you choose to partner with us, you may donate online by clicking the button below!
Would you like to talk more about our plans? Contact Jon Pausley at firstname.lastname@example.org