Hannah’s Closet in 20th year

Published 9:41 am Thursday, February 15, 2018

The bi-annual Mocksville First United Methodist Church’s Hannah’s Closet sale begins Feb. 22 in the basement of the Family Life Center on North Main Street.

Now in its 20th year, the sale began in 1998 as a way to provide gently used clothing and equipment at a discounted price to the public, with the proceeds going to support local mission projects.

Angie Jordan, president of Ruth Circle, said in 19 years, the sale has generated about $50,000 that has gone to aid local mission projects and service organizations as well as the children of the church.

“We have kept the aid local,” Jordan said. “The sale gives shopping options to lower income families, and we have regular shoppers who repeatedly thank us and tell us they would not be able to clothe their children if not for this sale.”

Leadership has changed, from Elizabeth Rosenbaum and Suzanne Barnhardt, who were among those in Ruth Circle who took over the sale in 2002 and organized it for 12 years, to Sarah Chapman and Tiffany Evans, the chairs since 2015.

Among the items offered for sale are clothing for ages newborn to teen, baby equipment and nursery items such as strollers, playpens and cribs, footwear, including sports and dance shoes, sports equipment, books, movies, video games and toys. All items must be clean, in good condition, age appropriate, and in good working order.

All items not sold are donated to the Storehouse for Jesus and foster parents’ groups, so, Jordan said, “It really is a full-circle kind of project. We are proud of the project and its 20 years of helping and giving back to our community,” Jordan said.

The sale begins Thursday, Feb. 22, with a pre-sale for volunteers and consignors from 6-7 p.m. The sale opens to others from 7-8 p.m. and continues Friday, 9 a.m.-noon and 6:30-8:30 p.m. On Saturday, from 9-11:30 a.m., items are half-price.

Drop-off dates are Feb. 18, 21, and 22.

Volunteers are needed for drop off and sales dates and may sign up online at signupgenius.com.

More information about the sale can be found on Facebook at HannahsClosetConsignmentSale, on Instagram @hannahsclosetsaleinfo or by email, hannahsclosetsale1@gmail.com.