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published March 26, 2012

Spring Clean for Breakthrough

Donation Drive for Community Threads April 27-28-29

Breakthrough is hosting our first donation drive for Community Threads non profit thrift store on April 27th, 28th and 29th, please bring your gently used donations to the ministry center parking lot, 402 N. St Louis. Breakthrough needs to contribute our share of donations to supply the store with a steady stream of quality goods to sell.  We will host these donation drives at least once or twice a year so please SAVE YOUR GOOD STUFF for Breakthrough! We are counting on you.

The store is transitioning to spring and summer merchandise so please sort, organize, and spring clean your closet, apartment, condo or home, deck and garage.  We are in need of gently-used and in-season clothing, furniture, house wares, accessories, shoes, children's goods, and outdoor items. 

The store is upscale so please donate from your heart~ Second hand shopper Ester de Waal has good advice when reminding us that "Wealth consists not in having great possessions but in having few wants." (from A Year of Secondhand Shopping). I know I've been filling my car for Community Threads for months now and I can't tell you how nice it is to have closets that actually have capacity and are not filled to overflowing with items I no longer wear, want, or need.  It is tremendously liberating to move things out of your home instead of in!

How to Donate:

Bring your liberated items to Breakthrough Ministry Center at 402 N. St Louis, Chicago, 60624 around back in the parking lot (approachable from the alley or Drake Ave.) where staff will be on hand to help unload. Some pick up's available for furniture only, please call Melissa Hovey at 312-933-8582 for availability, also snap a photo and send it to if you are in doubt of the items quality for donation.

Donation Drop Off Schedule:

Friday, April 27th, 12-7pm    Saturday, April 28th, 9-5pm     Sunday, April 9th, 9-5pm

Volunteers still needed to work a 3 hour weekly or bi-weekly shifts.  Please consider volunteering your time to this worthy partnership.  We need you! 

Please contact Community Threads Volunteer Coordinator Melissa Hovey at for further details.