Helping Hands Thrift Stores / Home & Decor - Jeffrey Hager
Helping Hands Thrift Stores are community thrift stores which provide resources for local churches, organizations, and missions. The stores are also a key funding mechanism for Helping Hands Ministries International and the work we do in Peru. Our vision is to see transformed communities and lives by restoring hope to those in need. Store Locations Bothell: Helping Hands Thrift Store 19213 Bothell Everett Hwy (425) 481-6682 Store Open Monday - Friday 10am - 7pm Saturday 9am-6pm Donations Open Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm Saturday 10am - 5pm Big Red Barn across from Chevron and just north of Les Schwab Tires Clearview: Helping Hands Home & Décor 17428 State Route 9 (360) 863-3027 Open Monday - Saturday 11 am - 6 pm Donations Open Monday - Saturday 11 am - 5 pm In the Clearview Plaza shopping center, next to O'Reilly. Lake Stevens: Helping Hands Thrift Store 9623 32nd St SE Building C, Suite 105 (425) 374-8621 Open Monday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm Donations Open Monday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm In the strip mall at the intersection of Highway 9 and 32 Street SE. Helping Hands Ministry International began in 1992 with nothing but love and a small building located in Mill Creek, Washington, in the United States. Vance Field, founder and executive director of Helping Hands - along with his wife Faith, served as missionaries in Peru for 17 years. As much as they loved working with the Peruvian people, health issues forced them to return to the United States in 1991. In his new line of work as a licensed Realtor, Vance spotted an old wood-framed building on the Bothell-Everett Highway that was offered for lease. Recalling the scarcity of basic life necessities in Peru and seeing the abundance of still-useful items pouring into United States landfills, Vance had a big vision for the humble little structure. With a small band of early supporters, Helping Hands Ministries International was founded and the first Helping Hands Thrift Store opened its doors. This store (located in Bothell, Washington) serves as a collection point for donated goods that are either sold to fund the ministry in significant part or shipped abroad. Helping Hands has since opened two additional stores in the greater Seattle area. Our growing ministry has helped thousands of people suffering in poverty around the world. Beyond the mere distribution of material goods, Helping Hands has converted several small vacant lots into community centers - each serving as an "oasis" of physical comfort and spiritual renewal to the women and children who enter our doors. In addition, Helping Hands is developing a trade school in Peru for teaching vocational skills that enable trainees to better their lives and contribute to their local communities. Because of our founder's personal knowledge of Peru, Helping Hands has delivered most of the items it has collected to costal urban areas of this Andean country where millions live in poverty. Besides our networking with more than 1,400 Peruvian social service and faith-based agencies, we also have shipped goods to countries such as the Philippines, Fiji and Uganda as well as here at home to victims of Hurricane Katrina and the recent Oso landslide. As we at Helping Hands continue to be blessed in our mission, we are always open to discovering new opportunities for outreach to our own community as well as other areas around the world. We thank you for your prayers, donations and financial support!