Summary of Our First Missions Trip – Spring 2017

First of all, THANK YOU ALL for making the Thrift2Gift-Garner Store first missions trip possible.  Your continued support will help us help more children globally.

The trip covered the dates of May 15, 2017 – June 2, 2017.  I wish we would have had more time and resources, because there were so many children and families in need of help.  The organizations we supported on this trip were:

Happy Life Childrens’ Home,  Sheep Care Community School,  James 1:27 Strategic Missions, Heart of Mercy Orphanage and Musa Otieno Organization.  

We were able to carry a total of 8 large suitcases full of supplies.  The airlines charged us $200 per bag, which affected our ability to buy much needed rice, vegetables, flour, etc., for some of the families.

We were able to collect from our loyal customers and partners,  items such as sanitary napkins, panties, boys underwear, tee-shirts, soap, deodorant, books, pencils, pens, candy, knitted baby caps, toothbrushes, toothpaste, coloring books and crayons.


Our next trip will be in October 2017, only 3.5 months away.  We need serious financial donations to make this trip possible.  Our goal is to help a couple of the school girls, ages 11 and 13; they both have AIDS and need medication, as well as new school uniforms. 

We also want to ship books over ahead of time because of the massive weight of the books.  The books will help expand the school’s small library collection. This  will cost money.

PLEASE help us now by giving financially.  Go to http://www.KAECmissions.com  and donate generously. We NEED to focus on the finances first, then in August, we will start collecting supplies.

Thank you all so much for your love, support, encouragment and shopping with Thrift2Gift-Garner store on a weekly basis.  Please spread the word about us.  We really need more customers to shop with us in order to remain open.

Feel free to donate your gently used items, such as…..DVDs, CDs, Books, Household Items, Sheets, Towels, Men Shoes, Men pants, small size furniture items, and picture frames.

Stop by and see us soon. Remember to check our FaceBook page each week and find out the Word of the Week; use the Word of the Week to receive your discount when you shop. 

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Living The Thrift Life

Thrifting is a lifestyle, not a one time event. It’s life changing, eye opening and mind decluttering. 

The definition of thrift sums it up. 

Thrift – extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily. 

We thrift store junkies have our own lingo and we bond like family. It’s hard to explain but it’s so easy to bond with other thrifters. We all want to save money, buy best for less and pay-it- forward in the process.


Shopping  second hand is a more stylish investment of your retail budget!


Some days we just wanna THRIFT TILL YOU DROP!

Other days we just wanna cruise thrift shops and look at all the treasures, and not necessarily buy anything. It’s relaxing to just walk around and meet new thrifters, discuss amazing deals and strategize  DIY projects. 

If you haven’t taken the ThriftLife plunge, check out Thrift2Gift-Garner and become acquainted with an amazing staff and atomosphere. And help others when you make a purchase. 

Thrift Out! 

PAYING IT FORWARD

Thrift2Gift is about paying it forward.  Amazing businesses look out for others in need. At Thrift2Gift we believe Giving is Living”.  The world is a better place when we help others. 


Thrifting is about simplicity and helping our customers keep more of their hard earned money, thus creating opportunities to pay it forward in multiple ways. 

Every purchase at Thrift2Gift literally feeds, clothe and provide basic necessities to children and their families who have nothing.  It’s a win win shopping experience. 

   

Paying it forward has to be a lifestyle in order to make the maximum impact. 

If you are not a “Thrifter”, then it’s time to give it a try. Come and meet new people, buy named brand clothing at 85-90% below retail store prices and enjoy a wonderful atmosphere. 

And most of all ….. PAY IT FORWARD! 

#ThriftLife  #ThriftingToBless