Since Restoration House of Greater Kansas City was established, it has been a goal to develop a sustainable source of income for the work of Restoration House. We are excited to now announce the upcoming launch of Rehope Market! The mission is to sell donated goods to fund the ongoing work of Restoration House, to provide a public platform to increase awareness of the work of Restoration House and of the dangers of human trafficking, and to demonstrate God’s love in our community. Rehope Market will primarily be an online store featuring high end resale clothing and a pop up boutique for short term sale events across the city. We plan to launch online in the late spring of 2017 and launch the pop up boutique by late summer.
The offices for Rehope Market will be at Wornall Road Baptist Church, 400 West Meyer Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64113. It is centrally located in the city, providing donors and volunteers with easy access from both sides of the State line. We are excited to see God work in our city through Rehope Market and have several ways for you to join us in the development stage this winter and early spring.
Startup funding is needed to outfit the rental space, purchase processing supplies, establish the technology platform, and order the branding/shipping materials. Financial gifts can be made to “Restoration House” with “Rehope Market” noted in the subject line.
To establish a resale business, we need inventory to sell. We are currently soliciting donations of women’s clothing in new or nearly new condition on behalf of our new project. Due to the specific nature of the store, we are currently only able to accept clothing that is less than two years old and is free of flaws, obvious wear, or odors. If possible, we request that donations be cleaned prior to drop off. Clothing donations can be brought to the monthly volunteer meetings at Heart of Life Church in Lee’s Summit (every third Thursday) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Donations can also be dropped off during business hours at the Restoration House office in Greenwood, or Wornall Road Baptist Church.
Rehope Market will be run primarily with volunteer staff so we have many opportunities for you to share your time and expertise. We are specifically looking for volunteers able to help with sorting, laundering and preparing donations, to assist with processing and shipping orders, and to support the online platform through photography, editing, and design work.
Below are items that are needed to start:
– Clothing donations
– Stacked washer and dryer
– Folding boards
– Office supplies
– Office printer
– Clothing mannequins
– Hanging clothes racks
– Photography studio supplies
– Rolling carts for laundry
– Eight foot folding tables
If you have any questions about Rehope Market, giving donations or serving as a volunteer, please contact Kristin Spilker at [email protected] or at 816-807-8172.