Faith Hope and Charity Recycle Store

Volunteers Serving the Community with Compassion and Understanding while Providing Hope to those in Need

How You Can Get Involved

Call 706-635-3035 to Donate Or Contact Us to get Involved

Volunteer Program

We are always in need of good volunteers to help with our operation. Contact our Store Manager, Marcia Phillips, if you are interested in volunteering.

Item Donations

Donations are always welcome, however please bear in mind that they need to be in good and working condition. We do not accept used mattresses. There is a concrete patio in the rear of our building for unloading of donations. Someone will be available to help you unload during these hours: Mon-Sat: 9:00am – 4:00 pm

Charity Fund

Mail Check Donations to:
Faith Hope and Charity Recycle Store, Inc
449 Industrial Blvd., Suite 120
Ellijay, GA 30540

Our Story

Faith Hope and Charity Recycle Store had very humble beginnings. It started in 1978 with three couples from the First United Methodist Church (then Watkins Memorial United Methodist Church) who decided to sell vegetables on the town square to raise money to start a Christian Learning Center.

Ongoing Causes

Our store operates for the benefit of those in need in Gilmer County. We sell only donated items, are operated by volunteers, and give money to agencies and individuals in Gilmer County. All monies after expenses go to assist the needy of Gilmer County. We strive to increase the quality of life of our fellow Gilmer County citizens with our money and provide a place to shop for clothes and household items at greatly reduced prices.

Since 2002 we have given been giving back to our community.

$1,400,000 Donated

Last year we gave to agencies and individuals in Gilmer County

$261,658.12 Donated

Become A Volunteer Today

We are always in need of good volunteers to help with our operation. Contact our Store Manager, Marcia Phillips, if you are interested in volunteering.

Grants Given $121,200

Boys & Girls Club of Gilmer County, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Gilmer Chapter), Georgia Mountains Hospice, Gilmer County Food Pantry, Gilmer Adult Learning Center, Christian Learning Center, Isaiah House, Appalachian Children’s Center, Gilmer Senior Center, Kids Ferst, New Beginnings of Gilmer County and Redemption Outreach.

Assistance

Financial Assistance to individuals and families in need

We offer assistance with rent, utility bills, medical expenses, etc. All clients are carefully screened and we use Charity Tracker software to help reduce fraud.

If you are in need of financial assistance, please call this number: 706-635-3045

Individuals are available to accept applications and interview those applying for assistance on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon. The location of the Assistance Office is in the rear of the building past the donations dock. At times we run out of money before the end of the month, so please call before coming in.

Grants to Charitable Organizations

Faith Hope and Charity awards grants to non-profit organizations that provide help to residents of Gilmer County each January. Grant applications can be picked up at the store 30 days before the deadline of October 15 each year.

We have given to a number of organizations in the past, including, but not limited to Gilmer County Food Pantry, Gilmer Learning Center, Christian Learning Center, Alzheimer’s Association, Gilmer Community Action, House of Hope, Promise Land Ministries, and Georgia Mountains Hospice.

Scholarships for students in College and Technical Schools

Download the instructions and applications.

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