Our “pre-owned” product is acquired by either donation of items from our community or are purchased from storage units for resale. The inventory is geared to the highest quality possible with a focus on keeping our selection fresh and interesting and is priced according to market standard. Revenue is gained from the sale of this product and is used to help fund the ministry components of 4141 Ministries and allow for the ministry to have a continued presence in the local community.
An Elegant Yard Sale provides just one arm of a larger picture that:
- Builds an environment that welcomes all.
- Encourages individual economic understanding and development and works toward poverty alleviation.
- Participates in the Welfare to Work program for our staffing.
- Provides job skills development.
- Creates jobs and trains individuals in useful job skill.
- Works with people who have existing barriers to work.
We are a Christian community development organization engaging with people in our community to explore subjects such as:
- Access to resources available to middle class but often not to people in poverty.
- Providing support to the local community to identify and solve systemic neighborhood problems.
- Spiritual support in organizing local congregations and developing “home grown” leadership.
- Working through our neighborhood community center to work with the children in understanding the personal resources they need for a successful life.
Thank you Caryl Borges. Without your inspiration and vision An Elegant Yard Sale, originally Caryl’s Closet, would not be what it is today. You saw the need to supply people who “had not” with clothing for themselves and their families.