The ANNOUNCEMENT you have all been waiting for!!! MHOT (Mama's House) GRAND OPENING is scheduled for Saturday, MAY 15th at 11 am. Our NEW location...drumroll...129 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd, Lillington, right off 401 South, next to Food Lion, just a short drive from Fuquay-Varina, Angier, Sanford, Dunn, Holly Springs, Coats, Fayetteville and many other surrounding areas. Come on over for our grand opening and show your support by shopping at this huge thrift store location that will help all families in need in the surrounding Wake, Harnett and Johnston counties. The prices are amazing, the inventory is fully stocked, there are over 250,000 items or more in this store, full sections of furniture, women, men and children's clothing, a huge book and media section including records, tapes, dvds and more, toy section, full cosmetic and beauty section, jewelry section, shoe section, there's just sooo.... much you have to come see this yourself!! Store shopping hours are: Wednesday thru Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm and Sundays from Noon to 5. We will have various free raffles throughout our grand opening day, live music and free sampling in the cosmetic dept., where every makeup you buy, one is given to a women in need in our local community. Stay tuned because we will release snap shots of the store inside a few days before opening to give you a sneak peak of all the goodies for sale. You are all going to love it. It's taken a few months to put this together via all of our volunteers, but the work has been well worth it. It is absolutely gorgeous and its a totally new concept in Thrift shopping while supporting your community. We will commence taking donations on June 2nd (date to be confirmed) there will be further announcements on the donation area opening etc. Thank you so much community and I personally look forward to seeing and greeting you all at the new MHOT. We are planning on doing even greater things in 2021 for our communities and all thanks to your continued support. If you want to volunteer, this is the time to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Love y'all, Janette
Helping Local Families In Need
Our mission statement: Mama's House is here to help local families that are in need of food and clothing, through proceeds from charitable donations and contributions.
How did this get started: I will share with you a bit of my life. This is very personal and close to my heart. My name is Janette Rod. As a child I suffered with hunger on a daily basis, to a point that I was eating from the garbage or "dumpster diving" as they call it, starting from the age of 6. Born and raised here in the US. I only state this because us Americans do have a problem with hunger and poverty right here in our homeland and many do not seem to know this. I was raised very poor by a single mother and grandmother, who struggled greatly to make ends meet. As for my toys, I only had a few and they were mostly from the garbage or thrown out items. If I was lucky I would get a damaged or used one for Christmas which wouldn't last long. When I went skating, I was the only kid skating with only one skate on which had come from the garbage. My clothes were all of different sizes and from different eras as well as my shoes which ranged from a size 5 to 9.5, which I stuffed them with paper to make them fit. When snow days came, I wrapped my feet in newspaper to keep them warm because I had no socks and my boots had holes on the bottom. I slept on the floor many nights and piled clothes on myself because I had no blankets and no heater. Needless to say life was hard. But these were lessons learned and now I would like to give back to our community to help those that are going through tough times as I personally endured. Thanks to the food banks in the past and the missions that gave out those clothes, I had food to eat and clothes to wear while I was growing up. On those evenings, when there was only one can of corn for dinner, I was thankful. Thankful not to have to eat from the garbage for that day. I understand and know what it is like to go to sleep hungry and cold. I know what it is like to be picked on at school for not having matching or having torn clothes or big shoes that don't fit right. I know how terrible it feels when Thanksgiving comes around and everyone is eating turkey with bountiful dinners and you and your family have nothing to eat. I know what it is like in Christmas to not receive any toys or presents. It hurts and scars deeply as a child. It lives within you as an adult forever. This is the reason I want to help make a difference. This is the reason I have a vision for helping others that have young children that are struggling the same. I am asking you to help Mama's House grow, so we can help, feed and clothes as many families as we can. This is a charity that you will see in action first hand. You will see the families picking up the food directly from Mama's House. You will see the families receiving free clothes. You will see first hand how your donations and charitable contributions will help here locally, where we need to focus, so we can all thrive and give better lives to those families and children. Every little bit helps. Thanks to good hearted strangers, those beautiful people that I will never know who they were that donated to those food banks and thrift missions which helped me and my family we made it through. So now, I would like to give back and help others the way I was helped. Help me, so together we can make this vision come through and make it a reality. This is who I am and what Mama's House is about. Let's make a difference in someone's life.
Your contributions and donations go to helping local families in need by providing food, clothing and school supplies. As we continue to grow we will help employ people in our community also, we seek to help the elderly and disabled with job opportunities. But we can only make this possible with you. With every purchase and every donation, you are helping someone locally.
Goals set for 2018 and into the future:
As we open our doors on August 1st, we hope that the community will join us on this mission. With the proceeds from Mama's House - our goals for this year are to provide the families and their children with:
Back to School supplies for the kids.
Thanksgiving food drive.
Clothing: We have a plan to also clothe the families by allowing them free clothes allowances. As our clothing donations continue to grow the more people we can help.
Food Bank Benefits: The families can obtain fresh food items from local grocers via the food benefits program. This is done with proceeds from the thrift store. Thank you for your continued donations
Donations of any kind are greatly needed as we seek to raise funds for helping the needy and volunteer services are always welcome. We are thankful for people like you. 100% of the net proceeds of Mama's House will go to helping the needy in our local community.
Come and join us. Every little bit helps. Know that every purchase you make at Mama's House is contributing to helping someone.
The more we grow the further we can help the community.
Each time you make a purchase from Mama's house or you donate an item, you will be helping someone in need. Let's not let any family or child go hungry in our surrounding counties of Wake, Johnston and Harnett Counties and the neighboring communities. Help us to help them.
Let's do this together community! Together we can help others.
If you would like to sign up to volunteer at the store or help with the Holidays mission, please send us an email. We need as much help as we can get.
Please if you know of a needy family tell them about Mama's House. We are here to help all in real need.
Let's make this world a better place!