Judy Anderson is one of the first smiling faces that greet customers in the Thrift Store. She is Traverse City born and raised, left the area for a short time then returned to beautiful Northwest Michigan and now lives with her family in Williamsburg. You may have seen her at the Acme Tom’s or Hoxie's Farm Market.
Judy has been with ACTS since the move to our current location in Williamsburg in 2012. Judy expertly handles the Thrift Store cashier duties on Wednesday and Saturday.
Thank you, Judy!
Amazing gifts here at unbelievable prices. There's still time to shop. And holiday themed items are 50% off !
Here's just one of many reasons !
Acme Christian Thrift Store & Food Pantry (ACTS) rocks ( ! ) because of the innovative way it is set up. By combining a fully functioning thrift store with a charitable food pantry, we can create resale revenue, then use it to pay all store/pantry expenses (including payroll) and purchase about 30% of the food required to give people in need in our community,.The rest of the food is purchased using money from foundation grants, corporate gifts and individual cash donations.
Why is this important ?
Because all expenses are paid by thrift store revenue, 100% of your cash donation purchases food for our pantry.
This distinction sets us apart from many other seemingly similar organizations.
This is the first article in the new series Why is ACTS Successful? Watch this blog for others. If you yourself know a good reason why, please click on Comments here or send your reason to email@example.com. We welcome all comments and suggestions.
"The newest trend in apparel retail today? Clothes that aren’t new. Second hand clothes and accessories, from $1,000 designer handbags to $11 tank tops, are the fastest growing category in clothing retail." - U.S. Chamber of Commerce
ACTS is leading the way in our local area to make sure this nationwide trend is well established here.
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From the Record-Eagle (excerpt)
Community foundation awards fall grants
Dec 7, 2019 Food pantries, outdoor projects among the beneficiaries
TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation Board of Directors recently approved $286,169 as part of the fall grant cycle.
The following organizations obtained grants: Acme Christian Thrift Store and Food Pantry, $9,700 for parking lot maintenance and food pantry; ....
Recently the 'artwork' shown below sold for $120,000. WoW! Our talented pantry coordinator, upon request, can effortlessly recreate this innovative piece of art on a Food Pantry wall. What creative talent we have at ACTS..
Should we put this fabulous object d'art up for auction?
This Just In
Food Pantry Coordinator Carol Hocking has several ripe bananas in the pantry. Bidding will start at $50k (each). 😀😀
Visitors often ask, "Do kids shop here? This video is proof that they do.