will be celebrating "Eight Years at 801 Broadway" during regular business
hours on Friday, September 22, with special sales and surprises. Gift
certificates for adults and small gifts for children will be awarded during
this fun celebration.
In the Beginning
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.
soon outgrew the Calumet Ave. location and moved across the street to the
corner of Calumet and Wabash Ave. The next move was to 534 Broadway where
they stayed for five years.
Then in September,
2009, after extensive remodeling by hundreds of volunteers Duneland Resale
celebrated their grand opening at the present location, 801 Broadway.
Duneland Resale is
a God-centered, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping others.
Quality merchandise, which is donated, is recycled and sold. Proceeds are
used to assist service agencies, support missions, and meet community needs.
Presently 70 volunteers representing more than 20 area churches, give their
time to make this mission a success. Putting "Faith Into Action" is Duneland
Resale's motto, and that is done on a daily basis through the numerous
missions these volunteers support.
Resale could not be as successful as it is without the help of the very
generous people of the Duneland area who really contribute to the success
with their donations and also as shoppers.
Not only has
Duneland Resale given money and in-kind donations throughout the years--many
of the volunteers also join together in other community endeavors. Resale
volunteers have had teams for Rebuilding Together -Duneland, and sponsored
the Alzheimer's Walk in Michigan City.
During the past
years close to 1,000 copies of the book A Miracle In Progress, have been
sold. This book is a celebration of the incredible journey of Duneland
Resale as many volunteers and shoppers share their stories.
highlight during the past year was honoring Joan and Loren Knibbs for their
continuing efforts to help others. Joan was director of the Westchester Food
Pantry for many years. Together, they also started the Duneland Medical
Closet, which lends medical equipment to people in need. Duneland Resale
volunteers hosted a celebration for them and presented them with a plaque,
naming the community room the Joan and Loren Knibbs Community Room.
More than seven
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 provides this space free of charge.
accepts donations during regular shopping hours Tuesday through Friday from
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.
orientation is always on the last Saturday of each month and anyone
interested in learning more is encouraged to attend.