A Ministry of Holy Childhood of Jesus Parish
650 W. Conway Rd. Harbor Springs, MI
231-348-2980 ~ [email protected]
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm
Closed Sundays and holidays
Volunteers are always welcome
Offering donated goods at economical cost in order to facilitate the lives of those who are in need of primary essentials in our local community and support Catholic Education
Pastor: Fr James Bearss
Manager: Carol Grissom
Asst. Manager: Teresa Bartz
The history of New Beginnings Thrift & Resale starts in the mid 1980's when the Holy Childhood Catholic School in Harbor Springs ceased to be a school. At that time the Sisters of Notre Dame started a daycare in the school building. The St. Anne's Society had started a thrift shop in the former Parish Hall (The Quonset Hut) and moved into the basement of the school building operating that way until the mid 1990's. The daycare then took over the thrift shop and hired a manager. Operations continued that way until the end of 2004. The Quonset Hut/Parish Hall had been torn down and Holy Childhood of Jesus Church made plans to build a new Parish hall, in place of the old school building. Speculating the need to continue operating a thrift shop, a committee (board) from the church was formed and New Beginnings Thrift Shop materialized. Father Joe and the Board resolved to "build up" the thrift shop with new paint and formality and appointed our current manager; New Beginnings operated successfully in the basement for 2 more years and then moved to our current location. Holy Childhood of Jesus Church, Holy Cross Church in Cross Village, St. Nicholas Parish of Pellston and St Ignatius Church of Good Hart have now formed a Cluster called the Catholic Communities of L'Arbre Choche. Our building is 24,000 sq. ft. (HUGE) filled with quality used merchandise including clothing, furniture, jewelry, antiques, books and media, household items, sporting goods and everything in between.
Our proceeds support Holy Childhood of Jesus Parish's contribution of $75,000 a year to St. Francis Xavier School in Petoskey, a supplement to uphold the continuance of Catholic
Education since closing our school. We work alongside our St. Vincent DePaul Society facilitating the lives of those who are in need of primary essentials. We share any abundance
of clothing with the Alanson Church of the Nazarene's Food Pantry/Clothing Bank and World Mission Clothing. We provide clothing to homeless children in the Harbor Springs School District. In order to achieve the success of our ministry we now have the ability to
employ 9 people which is a positive undertaking in itself. We passionately assist various additional requests that arise.
We welcome all patrons to achieve our objectives