Thrifty Penny

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 ministries at Epworth UMC. Here are some of the ways

• Sponsor family from Padonia Elementary at Christmas: $800

• Christmas dinner at Friendly Farm: $1,300

• Mission financial responsibility: $5,000

• Apportionment: $18,000

• Scholarship fund: $2,000

• Profits from yard sale: $500

• Bibles for Epworth Children's Center students who are graduating or leaving: $277

• Sponsor two persons for women's retreat: $260

• Easter candy for Easter egg hunt: $50

• Fire Department: $500

• Trees behind the altar: $350

• Repairs and gas for Lois's truck used by the Thrifty Penny team several times each week

• Sponsor CROP Walk walkers

• More than 600 white trash bags of clothing plus other miscellaneous items to Goodwill

• Christmas and Easter flowers for the Sanctuary

• Clothing for women going into the workforce

• Clothing for children of migrant workers

• UCAN referrals

• Clothing and supplies for apartment fire victims

• Clothing and kitchen supplies for several families

• Clean but non saleable bedding towels for animal shelter

Pictures of the THRIFTY PENNY

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