October 2020 Stats

In October we helped with everything from clothing for emergency foster care placement to helping replace clothing for someone who lost theirs due to an appliance fire. We have helped mamas to be, new mamas, and new grandmas get ready for the new bundles in their lives. With the drastic weather change, requests had us almost out of winter items but the community provided!
This month we processed more than 2 tons of donations.

People Served:

59 Adults and 93 Children
Agencies and number of referrals:
Blue Earth County Human Services – 8
CADA – 2
Catholic Charities – 1
Open Door – 3
Partners for Affordable Housing – 4
Mankato School District 77 – 11
Beyond Brick – 1
Salvation Army – 1
The Reach – 4
Connections Shelter – 1
Horizon Crisis Center – 1

76 Hours Spent on pulling items for orders

Money brought in from Store – $2, 772.97

We received a grant in October from the CARES fund for $7000

Money Out
Staff Pay – $3,120.13
Rent – $1600
Battery for store van – $160
Gas/Electric – 42.74
Cleaning Supplies – $250
Charter Communications – 135.82
Insurance – 60.97
Sign Pro – 236.44
Accountant – $160

The biggest way to help us help others is by checking out our store when you are on the hunt for new-to-you items. Not a thrifter but know someone who is? Then please tell them about us! Our store is the main source of income to pay the bills and a small wage to staff. Without the store we will not be able to continue providing for the community the way we do now.