The idea of collecting donations from church members and using them to open an upscale thrift store conceptually came from a church in Virginia that Pastor Craig visited over a year ago. While Craig was there he discovered that from this little store, the church was able to utilize volunteers’ time and donations, and raise significant funds to be used towards missions.
He shared this vision with staff, and soon business plans, budget projections, location analyses, etc. were in the works. In December 2012, Craig made an announcement to the church about this new venture and asked people to begin cleaning out their attics.
Location of the store, as always, was key, and since Hope members would serve as the main volunteers as well as be donating their gently used items, it was very important to position the store near the church. After the location was secured, the interior store space needed to be designed. Skilled carpenters helped build in the dressing rooms, bathrooms, office space, hanging rods, register counter, display tables, and beautiful flooring.
Then volunteers got to work painting, locating display fixtures, and setting up a huge sorting and receiving bay to clean. fix and organize incoming donations. Interior designers, IT specialists, retail managers, and more have worked tirelessly to make the store look and run beautifully. A key goal in this endeavor was to be UPSCALE … with quality stock, pleasant lighting, good smells, a warm atmosphere, and a department store feel.
So, after about a year of behind the scenes work, Hope Again is now officially open to the public! If you would like to get involved in the excitement and help raise money for local, national and global missions, you can do the following:
- Donate your gently used items
- Volunteer your time in our store (sign up online)
- Scout for deals to bolster our stock or
- Shop for a cause in our store
Location: 1140 North Germantown Parkway, Suite 110 | Cordova, TN, 38018
(Near Cordova Malco Cinema between International Market and Humdinger’s)
T: 901.752.0074 | www.hopeagainmemphis.org | www.facebook.com/hopeagainmemphis
Store Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
Donation Drop-offs: For your convenience, there are four ways to drop off donations:
– at our store receiving bay (Suite 101 behind Humdinger’s) on M/W/Sat from 10a-4
– at the white semi-trailer in the South parking lot at Hope Presbyterian Church from Monday-Friday 9a-4p
– at the white semi-trailer in the South parking lot at Hope Presbyterian Church during all worship hours on the weekend
– let us know if you have large items needing picked up (call 901.527.0074 or email Terrice)
Three ministries of Hope Presbyterian Church, 8500 Walnut Grove Road, Cordova, TN 38018 joined together to make this store a reality: Oasis of Hope, Hope’s Urban Ministry, and Hope’s Global Outreach.