The Organization . . .
This ministry functions by the efforts of over 40 volunteers and is a not-for-profit organization.
It is the mission of the organization to improve the quality of life for those of limited means and those in critical need.
Christian Crossing Thrift Shop:
Accepts donations of clothing, housewares, books, furniture, major appliances, small appliances, toys, etc. from those who no longer need or like what they have
Sells donated items at nominal prices
Gives items without cost to those who cannot afford the nominal prices and are referred by social service agencies
Gives cash assistance in behalf of those in critical situations and to programs designed to keep people from getting into critical situations
A core group of volunteers oversees the coordination of six departments within the operation of the Thrift Shop.
Garrett Cooperative Ministry, Inc. trades as Christian Crossing Thrift Shop. Garrett Cooperative Ministry, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) organization. Donations are tax deductible, and tax receipts are given upon request.
Click HERE for a look at our History.
How the Christian Crossing Thrift Shop Works . . .
In a sense, we are a recycling center!
The volunteers sort through hundreds of bags and boxes of clothing, household items, linens, decorating accessories, dishes, pots, pans, toys, sporting goods, appliances, furniture and more that are donated to the Thrift Ship.
These items are then arranged and displayed as neatly as possible to be sold at nominal prices. While our primary mission is to improve the quality of life for those with limited means and those in critical need, anyone is invited to shop at Christian Crossing. Critical-need items are also given free of charge to referred persons who have no funding available.
Anyone who wishes to donate usable furniture, appliances, household items, clothing, linens, gift items, etc. is invited to bring them to the Shop during hours of operation. If you have large items which you are unable to haul, volunteers may be able to pick them up.
Sources of income are sales and contributions from churches, organizations and individuals. After monthly expenses (mortgage payments, utilities, insurance, supplies, building repairs and maintenance) are paid, funds are used as follows: fifteen percent of the excess funds are set aside for capital improvement; the other eighty five percent is available for individuals and families who find themselves in crisis situations and are referred to us through the Health Department or Community Action, and for programs designed to prevent families from getting into crisis situations.
Volunteers Needed . . .
Anyone willing to volunteer services for any aspect of the Christian Crossing operation is invited to come to the Shop during open hours or call 301-334-6339. Click HERE for more information on volunteering.
We look forward to hearing from you as we work together to help others.
"Help carry one another's burdens and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." Galatians 6:2
Volunteers celebrating the opening of the new building in 2014