First Congregational Church

Camden, Maine

Heavenly Threads donates jar money to several local non-profits

Heavenly Threads Thrift Shop, an outreach mission of the First Congregational Church U.C.C. of Camden, has been collecting change from customers for the last few months.
The "jar money", located at the shop’s front register, is designated for local non-profit organizations. 
Beth Gerrish, assistant manager of the shop, explained that the recently tabulated donations were sent to The Landing Place ($160), One Less Worry ($160), and the Parent Program of Mid-Coast Maine ($120). "Every little bit helps, and we are so appreciative of the generosity
of our loyal customers, especially during these difficult COVID times,” she commented. 
The thrift shop offers a broad variety of gently-used treasures, including: clothing for the entire family, shoes, belts and scarves; jewelry; household items; collectables; curtains; kitchenware; glassware; knick-knacks; books; vintage wear; crafts and games; and much more.  
Net profits from Heavenly Threads’ operations have provided assistance to many local non-profits over the last 27 years, including: Area Interfaith Outreach, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Mid-Maine, Camden Area District Nursing, Knox County Homeless Coalition, The Landing Place, Knox County Health Clinic, Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition, New Hope for Women, Parent Program of Mid-Coast Maine, Penobscot Bay YMCA, Penquis-Home Heating, Rockland District Nursing, Trekkers, Window Dressers, and more. 
The shop is currently OPEN to shoppers Wednesday through Saturday, 12 to 3 PM. Donations are greatly appreciated and are accepted on Tuesdays from 10 AM to 3 PM, and on Wednesday – Saturday mornings from 9 Am to 12 PM.  
For more information about Heavenly Threads and other outreach missions of the First Congregational Church, visit You can also find Heavenly Threads on Facebook. Heavenly Threads is located at 57 Elm Street, Camden. The shop telephone number is 207-236-3203.

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