March 2023 Newsletter
Recently Renewed, Hearts Thrift Store In Riverside, A Mainstay Since 1997
The Hearts Thrift Store located at 890 Tonawanda St. in Buffalo has been in operation since 1997; impacting Riverside and providing financial support to Hearts’ outreach programs. When shoppers walk through the front doors, they are welcomed into a relaxing environment with soothing Christian music and helpful team members. With a boutique layout, quality clothes and accessories are just the beginning. Explore beyond the main room to the men’s department and housewares section, where you will find quality clothing for the whole family, as well as toys, home decor, games, and free books. There are new treasures going out daily!
We recently made some changes in the store. When you walk in, the store will be brighter and more inviting as we’ve added new lighting. We’ve also implemented new sales and programs.
Our Color Tag Sale gives shoppers an opportunity to receive 50% off a particular colored tag. Hearts’ new Loyalty Program is another great way to save while you shop. Loyalty members receive birthday rewards that can be redeemed the whole month of your birthday!
After browsing the store and finding your favorite items, you’ll notice the increased checkout speed thanks to our new registers. You’ll also have the opportunity to round up your purchase to help feed the homeless. We want you to know your shopping truly makes an impact. All proceeds support Hearts’ outreach programs. When you shop at the Hearts Thrift Store, you shop with a purpose. We hope to see you soon and look for updates on our second location.
From Hearts Kitchen
“Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter.” ~Isaiah 58:7
Total Clients Served at Library: 805
Hot Meals Made for Homeless Shelters: 3,000
Meal Bags Made for Buffalo Dream Center Outreach: 400
Hearts Harvest Food Pantry
Introducing our new Kiddy Corner at the food pantry. If there is a registered child in the household, they can choose one toy and one snack to take home. If your child is not with you, the parent/guardian can choose for them. It’s a win-win for the kids!
In February, Hearts Harvest Food Pantry Served 10,215 Meals
Hearts Harvest Food Pantry is a living example of God’s love for His people and hundreds of individuals and families are visiting this program each month.
Hearts Mobile Food Pantry
We had a great group of volunteers from Kenmore West High School. With their volunteer efforts, we were able to put together gift bags of toiletries, winter hats and gloves. Also available were Bombas socks to help keep our clients warm and dry during these snowy months.
In February, Hearts Mobile Food Pantry Served 186 Individuals
Hearts Mobile Food Pantry is held the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Hearts Campus from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. There are no zip code restrictions and everyone is welcome.