The address will be announced as soon as contracts are signed. The store will help finance related HOPES Center ministries, including mental health, AODA treatment, and wellness services for low-income people.
Volunteers are needed to make the store a reality. If you can provide one or more of the services below, contact Sisters Ann Pratt or Lisa Kane at 633-0751.
-Sept. 1-Oct. 1 we need a licensed electrician and licensed plumber and people good with other construction skills to help remodel the buildings. A general contractor will direct the work and ensure that all codes are met etc.Two garage sales have been planned to help us raise funds: Saturday, Aug. 2, at 7917 39th Ave. in Kenosha, and Saturday, Sept. 6, at 414 Romayne Ave. in Racine. Set-up and clean-up volunteers are needed, as are customers willing to spend a lot of money. If you have items to donate, call Sister Ann at 633-0751.
-Sept. 6 (Sat.) we need lots of help to paint.
-Sept. 7 (Sun.) St. Andrew Lutheran Church on 4 Mile is having a Fair Trade sale as part of their Harvest Days. We need people to work selling our merchandise.
-We need a board member experienced in finance, and anyone else willing to serve on the board.
-At the last minute we will need help unpacking merchandise and stocking shelves.
-Once the store opens we will need 60-80 regular volunteers to assist paid staff in staffing the store in 4-hour rotating shifts, and with ongoing maintenance.
The project's next organizational meeting will be Thursday, Aug. 7, at 6:30 p.m., in the Siena Center small dining room.