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Midland non-profit thrift store provides goods, good deeds

Cool Story - Midland non-profit thrift store provides goods, good deeds

Hooves and Hearts is a non-profit thrift shop in Midland that supports the neighborhood by donating items to special needs kids and Midland County 4-H clubs.

The store's founders, Wilma Odell and Troy Terwillegar launched it in March 2022 to provide clients with high-quality used goods. Their goal is to give back to the community in addition to making revenue. After purchasing storage units and selling their contents for more than a year, the couple decided to create a thrift shop.

Terwillegar discussed the possibility of developing a 4-H program for Odell's birthday with a representative from Michigan State University.

The nicest birthday present possible, according to Odell, was received. "I cried for days because it was so gorgeous."

Hooves and Hearts, the organization, distributes a portion of its income to help local families whose children have challenges like Down syndrome and autism.

We could conduct activities and assist other 4-H clubs that required financial assistance since we had all of these material possessions, according to Terwillegar. "We can launch our program to assist young adults leaving the juvenile justice system and give them a chance to reintegrate into society with the knowledge that there is always a second chance in life,"

They claimed that because of their successful storage unit acquisitions, their house and barn were stocked with the goods they planned to sell at yard sales.

The area had undergone extensive renovations for several weeks before it was ready for business. The name "Hooves and Hearts" refers to Odell's small Nigerian goats and how important they are to him and his family. Odell claimed that without the assistance and support of the Midland community, this procedure would never have been possible.

Odell recalled: "We were practically on our hands and knees attempting to scrape wax from where every rack had sat. Just finishing the floor took us the entire two weeks."

Terwillegar claimed that although he and Odell were in charge of obtaining the funding for the store's opening, many other people were crucial to its success.

"Everything that has been spent in this is something that we have invested in to assist launch this community and support our efforts to set up the business." He spoke.

The couple expressed their eagerness to take anything the residents of Midland would be willing to give.

If we couldn't use it, Odell added, "We want to make sure that someone who is having a terrible time may come here." We'll see to it that they receive all they require.

Odell claimed that Scout, their dog, and mascot, acts as the welcoming face for the company because they frequently see Facebook comments from customers praising their encounters with him.

The store is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday through Saturday at 3939 Isabella Street. Their telephone number is (989) 898-7954.

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