HMHI Fall Benefit Sale Time Approaches!

Humility of Mary Housing, Inc. (HMHI) will hold its semi-annual Fresh Start Benefit Sale Friday evening, October 18 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, October 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale occurs at our office and donation center located at 3805 Mississippi Avenue, Davenport.

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This sale continues a 24 year tradition of providing a large selection of gently used or new items, all individually inspected and in working condition. The array of merchandise includes house wares, bedding, toys, jewelry, gift items, furniture, books, games, clothing and so much more. Over the years, our sale is renowned for the quality of items, the great values and the friendly staff.

Our autumn sale features seasonal items, including a wide array of beautiful Christmas decor and giftware. Fall and winter clothing, including many designer label items, are available for infants, children and adults.

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Gently used clothing–at a fraction of their original price–awaits you at the Fall HMHI sale.

We’re still accepting donations for this sale. Your contributions can be dropped off at our office and donation center loading dock from Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Humility of Mary Housing manages 47 apartments that are used for families in the program. We always need single beds, dressers and sofas to furnish these apartments. Donations are accepted throughout the year.

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Too many items to detail! Come and see…go home with great bargains!

Our sale offers donated items that cannot be used to furnish apartments or by the families. All proceeds from the sale are used by Humility of Mary Housing, Inc. to purchase furniture and other program needs.

Through HMHI’s program lives of homeless families that are headed by a single parent are transformed. Children learn there is a different way to live, and parents receive opportunities upon which they build the foundation for a greater future for their families.

New Davenport store pledges assistance to HMHI

A new store in town provides upscale resale shopping…and promotes HMHI, too! Junk in My Trunk, which opened this month, sells vintage items, new items, arts and crafts, and much more at 3127 Brady Street in Davenport. The new owner, Jenni Corson, is just setting up shop, but–even in the midst of all the opening week details–she’s remembering those less fortunate, too. She’s designated each Monday as “Mary’s Mondays” and pledged to donate 20% of her profits to HMHI each Monday.

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A new Davenport store is promoting Humility of Mary Housing.

According to their new Facebook page, you can expect to find “the best bargains on Brady Street in Davenport, IA!” at Junk in My Trunk.  Furniture, home decor, sports memorabilia, children’s items, and dishes all co-mingle attractively–along with other great merchandise. Everything is clean and very attractively arranged, making shopping enjoyable…and priced right to be affordable.

Help Junk in My Trunk get a rousing welcome to the Quad Cities by visiting their store, by liking them on Facebook, and by participating in “Mary’s Mondays.” In so doing, your retail experience will benefit not only you, but also the single-parent families of HMHI who are working hard everyday to regain housing independence for themselves.

We’re grateful for the boost we’re going to receive from Junk in My Trunk and from its Monday patrons. We hope you’ll be one of them. They’re open Monday through Saturday, from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. [But especially remember to shop on Mondays!]

Convenient parking is available in their lot and on the street. For more information, call 563-676-7058 and/or 563-639-8885.

Family night at Family Museum promises fun…and funds for HMHI

Building Brainstorm event invitation

We hope you’ll bring your family to our “Building Brainstorm” night at the Family Museum in Bettendorf this weekend. The special activities there will involve everyone, offering creative and challenging projects to promote thinking and cooperative learning. This event also helps raise funding so that we at HMHI can help families struggling to establish secure housing.

The event is this Saturday, June 9, from 5-8 PM. “Building Brainstorm” features a traveling design exhibit, a presentation composed of seven stations that are entirely hands-on. [Click here for a MAP to the Family Museum in Bettendorf.]

Volunteers will serve a child-appealing meal to all: hotdogs, chips, cookies, and drink. It’s included with your admission. You can also expect special entertainment: Karen Habenicht, the popular balloon artist from our 2011 night, will again create individual balloon sculptures and “hats,” all made-to-order to reflect each child’s interests.

All the museum’s regular exhibits are also open. Because the Family Museum is planning to completely refurbish the exhibits this fall, Saturday offers a great opportunity to see your favorites while they are still available.

Best of all, the admission charge is only $5, offering a nice discount from the regular museum price. So our event offers fun, learning, and food–all for an affordable price! To top that off, you have the satisfaction of knowing that you and your family are helping less fortunate families while enjoying this interactive event.

We want to thank our event sponsor, Royal Neighbors of America who are helping us make this opportunity possible. Let your friends and relatives in the Quad Cities know about this event.

And we hope to see you there.