Many Hands Market contributed $1,000 to Feed Our Children

Saturday, October 12, 2013
Many Hands Market store co-manager Karmen Brown joined fellow co-manager Christi Gabhart in presenting a check for Feed Our Children to Revs. Al and Barb Dean. (Photo submitted)

Just more than two months after opening, Many Hands Market donated $1,000 to Spencer's Feed Our Children program.

The secondhand store opened in Spencer on Aug. 2 with the goal of providing high quality, low-priced goods, while creating a high-impact funding source for local and global missions through Many Hands for Haiti.

Store co-manager Christi Gabhart said, "The opportunity for Many Hands Market to be able to offer support to a local ministry after just a short time of being in operation is wonderfully exciting. The response from the community with donated items, customers thrilled with the shopping experience, and volunteers that make it all come together is what has made this financial donation to a local ministry possible."

Feed Our Children formed in October 2010 and benefits local school-aged children by providing meals and snacks to go home in backpacks. With this donation from Many Hands Market, Feed Our Children estimates 174 backpacks will be filled for hungry children in the Spencer community.

Revs. Al and Barb Dean, from Living Word Outreach Ministries, help coordinate the fundraising efforts for Feed Our Children.

"This is a tremendous blessing to the program. The people in our community have a heart for kids and in turn have been very supportive of this outreach," Rev. Al said.

Rev Barb added, "We want to express our gratitude to Many Hands Market for thinking of Feed Our Children."

Many Hands Market is in the process of assembling an advisory team that will meet together to pray and discuss future opportunities for giving support to local missions. The market hopes to make a donation every month to support causes in the area. People can help continue making stories like this happen by donating items, shopping, or volunteering at Many Hands Market.

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