Thrift shop purchases accumulate into large donation to Homeless Coalition

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 2:15pm

CAMDEN — Heavenly Threads, a thrift shop and outreach program of the First Congregational Church of Camden, recently presented the Knox County Homeless Coalition with a donation of $3000. Since 1995, Heavenly Threads has supported many local organizations by donating proceeds from the sale of gently-used treasures received from the community.

“The First Congregational Church and its outreach program do so much for our community,” said Elinor Weissman, case manager at KCHC. “We greatly appreciate this generous donation. This will benefit many homeless families in our community.” 

In 2018, Heavenly Threads donated more than $30,000 to local nonprofit groups. “Remember, when you donate OR purchase, you are helping many charitable groups,” said Melissa Chapman, of Heavenly Threads. “We are proud to support the good work done by KCHC.”

To find out more about how you can make a difference with those who are homeless in our area, contact the Knox County Homeless Coalition at 207-593-8151 or

About Heavenly Threads
Heavenly Threads is located in the parsonage of the First Congregational Church in Camden, Maine. (The next house up from the church’s front entrance.) Look for the red double doors - 57 Elm Street. Parking is available
behind the church. The thrift shop is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

About Knox County Homeless Coalition
Knox County Homeless Coalition is the only dedicated homeless services organization with outreach throughout Knox, Waldo and parts of northern Lincoln County — helping families achieve sustainable independence and a hopeful future. Their client-focused approach begins with building trusting relationships, identifies and builds on an individual’s strengths and simultaneously works to break down barriers to independence. KCHC is committed to delivering all services with respect, dignity and genuine caring. They also innovate around systemic change to solve root causes of homelessness in the Midcoast through collaboration.

KCHC’s success rate of sustainability, for clients who remain engaged in the full program is 92%, according to the release. Programs include: Hospitality House Family Shelter; comprehensive case management; The Landing Place Youth Program; transportation; emergency services and supply store; and outbound food distribution and pantry.