Neighbors of Hope is pleased to announce the launch of its newest social enterprise, Woven Hope. Woven Hope is a new retail women’s boutique that will feature all new, brand name, and tagged items at discount prices in Adrian. Located at 1114 S Winter Street, Suite 7 in the Winter Street Plaza, Neighbors of Hope is planning a grand opening for September 12, 2019.
“This isn’t a thrift store,” stated Steven Palmer, Executive Director of Neighbors of Hope. “Blessings and More will continue to operate and will be our thrift store location and our center for receiving ministry donations. This store is a retail store where you can buy brand-new clothes at a discounted price.”
Designed with the younger female shopper in mind, not only will this new store be a welcome addition to the Adrian retail landscape, it will offer shoppers the opportunity to give back. All proceeds from the store will benefit the ministries of Neighbors of Hope, helping to combat homelessness, addiction, and poverty in Lenawee County.
“Not everyone can write a check each week to help keep families off the streets,” further explains Palmer. “Due to their lives and their responsibilities, they may not be able to volunteer. But this is just another way that they can give back. Instead of giving their money to a stranger on the internet or a nationwide corporation, they can purchase these items from our ministry. They can be involved giving families a fresh start, right in their community. By shopping, they can be a neighbor of hope. And that’s pretty cool.”
Woven Hope is the fourth social enterprise launched by Neighbors of Hope, following the launch of Blessings and More, Baling/Recycling Operation, and Third Day Farm. Through these enterprises, they provide vocational opportunities for those participating in their Fresh Start programs and the revenue helps fund the operations for those programs.