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Our Resale Store provides a place where we can teach job skills to troubled teens. Additionally, we use this time to teach them:

  1. How to respect others (thus enhancing their own self-esteem)

  2. How not to break the law

  3. How to learn a great work ethic so they have more power and control over their lives.

  4. How not to “look poor” by learning how to make eco-friendly clothes out of discards, thus helping the environment by recycling also.

They not only can learn valuable retail skills but on-line ecommerce as well.  The on-line ecommerce program teachs a young person virtually all of the skills that a small business person would need.  They are able to learn the following:

  • Marketing Skills

  • Financial Skills

  • Organizational Skills

  • Communication Skills

  • Presentation Skills

  • Photography Skills

  • Teamwork Skills

  • Etc.

Our Bearly Worn Resale store provides a safe haven for troubled teens who do a multitude of projects and tasks.  In exchange for being trained in job skills, the teens are provided with top brand-name clothing (for “free”) so that when they attend their schools, they don’t stand out for lack of essentials.

Our clothing is what the most popular kids wear and we want our teens to get the same quality.  We do not save a stash of lessor items for them.  They select their stuff right out of the store and we literally provided over 500 teens clothing for year round in 2006.  We also teach them the value of saving our environment by excellent recycling skills and how garbage can become beauty.

In this environment, Hope Dolls provides thousands of quality name-brand clothing items to adults, teens, and children each month, who are trying to improve their lives.

Our Resale Store

Our Bearly Worn Resale Store store is an immaculate environment (so that we teach teens that even if you are poor, you or your home doesn’t have to look that way) with only quality items so our clients get the exact same thing that our customers get but they don’t pay for it.  Our teens get their items COMPLETELY FREE.

Donations not sold in the store are donated to low-income families. Items in the store have set prices, but many sales are made to facilitate the needs of customers with little money.

The 6,300 square foot facility provides some CLOTHING SALES at only $1 each so that the SE neighborhood (where poverty is five out of every six families) can afford to buy clothing if they are not sent to us by an approved agency.  So, Hope Dolls not only serves hundreds of teens a year but the community around it.

The Resale Store serves as a base of operations for our community outreach and for our existing mentoring programs.   More importantly, our non-profit Resale Store provides a foundation for Hope Dolls to become financially self-sufficient while expanding our community service.

In addition to Resale Store revenue, Hope Dolls is supported by grants from various foundations (small portion of our overall budget but nonetheless important). Proceeds from Hope Doll’s Resale Store and on-line ecommerce sales contribute to sustaining current youth programs.

WE CAN NOT EMPHASIZE ENOUGH HOW IMPORTANT IT IS THAT IF YOU CAN NOT AFFORD THE FINANCIAL DONATION, PLEASE DONATE QUALITY ITEMS SO THAT WE CAN USE THESE TO RAISE FUNDS AND CONTINUE WITH OUR WONDERFUL WORK.


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