Cleaning Out Your Closet, Changing Someone's Life

Posted by Lynn Yount, Staff Writer Aug 11, 2017 10:40:16 AM

Of course, thrift stores are cool. Napoleon Dynamite and Macklemore told (and rapped) us that.

Thrift is also a smart and environmentally friendly choice for shopping. You can bag a real bargain by shopping secondhand for clothes, housewares, furniture and electronics.

But the real reason you should dig deep in your closets and cupboards and pack up the dustiest items is that the stuff you’re not using anymore can make an eternal impact on people’s lives.

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Christmas Shopping that Helps the Homeless

Posted by Merrily Brast, Staff Writer Dec 5, 2014 2:51:00 PM

By Merrily Brast, Staff Writer

“Try it on! Try it on!” As each of 20 cousins, aunts, and uncles from Tiffany Riddle’s family opened their gifts for Christmas, they were urged to model their new belongings and reveled in the money saved while buying those gifts.

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Lee Brown: Servant and all-around cool guy

Posted by Barbara Comito, Marketing Director Nov 19, 2014 4:56:00 PM

By Merrily Brast, Staff Writer

Looking at Lee Brown, you may not be shocked to discover he once played football professionally (although, goodness gracious, pro football – that’s impressive, right?). What may surprise you is the tender heart and love for the Lord lurking under those chiseled shoulders and huge biceps.

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No Job, No Home

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Jun 18, 2014 12:59:00 PM

 

Talented, Hard-Working and Homeless

By Jordan Longacre, UGM High Impact Volunteer

Not everyone who comes into the Union Gospel Mission has a drug addiction. For Robert Lindstrom, the recession and his employer's bankruptcy were enough to turn him out on the streets. When he turned to UGM for shelter and work, he found much more.

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