The Outreach Committee of the First Congregational Church of
Camden is pleased to report that proceeds from sales at Heavenly Threads Thrift
Shop have accounted for more than $43,000 in donations to organizations
and other charitable causes located in Knox County and Lincolnville in 2019.
Local organizations that received donations from Heavenly
Threads in 2019 include Area Interfaith Outreach, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of
Mid-Maine, Camden Area District Nursing, Coastal Children's Museum, Community
Emergency Shelter Fund, Knox County Homeless Coalition, The Landing Place, Knox
County Health Clinic, MCH Meals on Wheels, Midcoast Depression and Bipolar Support
Alliance, Mid-Coast Habitat for Humanity, Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition, New
Hope for Women, Parent Program of Mid-Coast Maine, Pen Bay YMCA, Penquis-Home
Heating, Rockland District Nursing, Trekkers, and Window Dressers.
In addition, Heavenly Threads provided funding in support of
several charitable programs that benefit local families; namely, the First
Congregational Church of Camden Community Thanksgiving Dinner and Dove Tree
program, plus a variety of camp scholarships.
A mission of the First Congregational Church of Camden since
1994, Heavenly Threads has supported many local organizations over the past 25
years through its thrift shop sales. Heavenly Threads depends solely on donated
items, which can be dropped off during the shop’s regular business hours,
Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm.
"Remember, when you donate
or purchase items at Heavenly Threads, you are helping many charitable groups,”
said Melissa Chapman, of Heavenly Threads. "Our staff and volunteers are proud
to sustain this ‘pay-it-forward’ mission of the First Congregational Church.”
Heavenly Threads Thrift Shop is located at 57 Elm Street, in the
former manse of the First Congregational Church of Camden. When the shop first opened
for business, gently used clothing was the main attraction. Through steadily growing
community support, the shop has evolved into a full-fledged emporium, selling a
wide variety of artwork, books, household items, and jewelry. The shop now
fills every nook and cranny of the two-story, circa 1830 home it occupies.
For more information about
Heavenly Threads, visit the church website at www.camdenucc.org, the Heavenly Threads Thrift Shop Facebook page, or call the shop
directly at 207-236-3203.