The THRIFTY PENNY is one of Epworth's oldest and most important missions. It has provided area residents with a source of very affordable clean clothing, toys, and household items that have been donated by Epworth members and friends. Many members of the congregation have been volunteers at the Thrifty Penny at one time or another. It is truly part of the soul of the church and an outreach to the community.
How are the THRIFTY PENNY proceeds used?
Proceeds from the sale of goods donated to the Thrifty Penny support so many of our mission and ministries at Epworth UMC. Here are some of the ways:
- Sponsor family from Padonia Elementary at Christmas
- Mission financial responsibility
- Bibles for Epworth Children's Center students
- Easter candy for Easter egg hunt
- Fire Department
- More than 600 bags of clothing plus other miscellaneous items to Goodwill
- Free clothing for anyone in need
- Bedding and towels for animal shelter