Duneland Resale will celebrate "4 Years at 801 Broadway" during regular
business hours on Thursday, September 19, with special sales and surprises.
Gift certificates for adults and small gifts for children will be awarded
during the fun celebration.
Duneland Resale began March 24, 2001 on Calumet Avenue as a mission project.
On April 4, 2002, it was incorporated as a community based, not-for-profit
organization, and recognized by the IRS as a charity. The Resale soon
outgrew that location and moved across the street, to the corner of Calumet
Rd. and Wabash Ave.
The next move was to 534 Broadway where it stayed for five years.
Then in September, 2009, after extensive remodeling by hundreds of
volunteers, Duneland Resale celebrated a grand opening at the present
location, 801 Broadway, Chesterton.
Duneland Resale is a God-centered, not-for-profit organization of
volunteers, dedicated to helping others. Presently 95 volunteers,
representing more than 20 area churches, give their time to make this
mission a success.
Quality used clothing and merchandise, which is donated from the community,
is recycled and sold. Proceeds are used to assist service agencies, various
missions, and community needs.
To date, Duneland Resale has given back more than $1,700,000.00 in cash and
merchandise to fulfill their mission of helping those in need. Not only has
Duneland Resale given money and in-kind donations throughout the year, but
also many of the volunteers join together in other community endeavors.
Resale volunteers sponsored the annual Bark for Life and had a team to
support Duneland's Relay for Life. Volunteers also had a team for Rebuilding
Together-Duneland and sponsored the Alzheimer's Walk in Michigan City.
Resale volunteers belong to the "Second Chance Singers" and participate in
the Chesterton Advent Festival every December.
During the past year over 800 books, A Miracle In Progress, were
sold. This book is a celebration of the incredible journey of Duneland
Resale, with volunteers sharing their stories. The book was spearheaded and
edited by Ann Howard, with the help of many others. Copies of the book may
be purchased at Duneland Resale for $10 and all proceeds from the book go
More than three years ago, Duneland Resale expanded their mission by sharing
their building with both the Westchester Neighbors Food Pantry and the
Duneland Medical Equipment Loan Closet. Duneland Resale charges each of
these agencies only one dollar per year.
The Westchester Neighbors Food Pantry is open every other Tuesday from 9:00
to 11:00 a.m. The next distribution will be on October 1.
The Medical Equipment Closet is open every Tuesday from 1:00 to 3:45 p.m.
and on Saturdays from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m.