February 2, 2023
Many Hands Thrift Market is excited to announce the opening of their new location in Indianola, IA. Located at 1801 West 2nd Avenue next to Dollar General, the store will open in Spring 2023.
The store will be packed with options for every kind of shopper, from secondhand clothes, accessories, home décor pieces, kitchenware, toys, and more. The store will also offer specialty items like fair trade and Haitian-made products, sure to appeal to shoppers looking for something unique. Tim Brand, CEO of Many Hands, says he is excited about the chance to serve in Indianola
“This store will change lives in Indianola through the relationships built, items repurposed, and resources generated.” – Tim Brand, CEO
"Indianola has been on our hearts since 2013 when we first evaluated different communities for potential stores. It shouldn't surprise anyone this door opened, as this is a place where people care about their neighbor, both near and far. We are honored to be invited into this community," stated Brand.
While exploring Indianola as a location, Many Hands was welcomed into the community by Jeff Rabe, Pastor of Lighthouse Community Church, where they've been holding community meetings. Support has been strong from the beginning. Rabe shared his thoughts with the Indianola Advocate: "It's been really cool to get to know them a little bit. But more importantly, the ministry and their heart for the people."
The proceeds from the store will go towards global and local needs. Globally, funds raised by the store will support feeding and development programs for over 400 families in the Caribbean. Recent profits helped fund the construction of a new Love in Action center in Haiti, which added another 150 families to the organization's programs in 2022.
Locally, the Thrift Markets aim to impact the communities they serve. The goal will be to ignite generosity in the community through local donation events, volunteer activities, and resourcing local nonprofits. Through their in-store programs, they have raised over $70,000 for Iowan charities, providing more than $15K worth of vouchers to families facing tough times.
"We believe these stores can be the engines that ignite generosity in our communities through the donations received, the volunteer hours given, and the prices paid for the merchandise," stated Brand. "This store will change lives in Indianola through the relationships built, items repurposed, and resources generated."
Many Hands Thrift Market relies on the generosity of donors in the community to fulfill its mission. The Market will be asking for donations to fill the store leading up to the opening in spring. There are also opportunities to serve, with a team of employees and volunteers needed to run the store each week. Anyone interested in either of these opportunities can contact Many Hands Thrift via their website at www.manyhandsthrift.com
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About Many Hands:
About Many Hands:
Many Hands is an Iowa-based nonprofit creating local and global life-transformation. Established in 2008, the organization aims to ignite generosity, grow community, and take people on IMPACT journeys to carve a new, better path to live. Each year, the organization reaches at least 25,000 people through their Haitian operations, IMPACT Journeys, and Many Hands Thrift Markets located in Clive, Grimes, and Spencer, Iowa.
Many Hands is called to transform together, to be love in action, in a broken world.