Heavenly Threads donates $40,000 to area nonprofits
Camden — Heavenly Threads, a thrift store and outreach program of the First Congregational Church of Camden, has generated enough proceeds in 2012 to give nearly $40,000 to area non-profit organizations.
Since 1995, Heavenly Threads has been a fun place to shop, get a bargain, and support local charitable organizations.
Organizations supported this year are the Knox County Health Clinic, New Hope for Women, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Coastal Opportunities, Mid-Coast Hospitality House, Youthlinks, Camden Area Christian Food Pantry, Maine Sea Coast Mission, The Rig, Penquis Heating Fund, 63 Washington Street, Toy Library, Coastal Trans, Meals on Wheels, The Community School, Camden Area District Nursing Association, The Apprenticeshop, Penobscot Bay YMCA, Teen and Young Parent Program and Camden First Aid Association.
Heavenly Threads is a success because of the number of volunteers that help every week, according to a news release. Many hands make light work, and this is true of how things get done in the shop. Manager Connie Ingram makes every customer feel welcome, and every volunteer knows that they make a contribution to the shop’s on-going vibrancy.
Heavenly Threads is located at 57 Elm St. in Camden and are open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations of near-new women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, vintage wear, jewelry, books and small household items can be dropped off at any time during those hours. If interested in volunteering, please stop in to the shop or call 236-3203.