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HopeNow Furniture Bank has a new Logo!

January 30, 2014

HopeNow LogoedTruckWe have a new logo! A huge thank you goes to Jan Hendrickx, former chair of the Graphic Arts Department of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, who donated her time and talent to produce this logo for us. We are excited to have the image become our brand for new business cards, the imprint on our truck, letterhead stationary, signage, and promotional materials. This will help us greatly to become recognized in our community and county.

HopeNow Logo

St. Vincent’s School 8th Graders Build Tables

January 7, 2014

Mattress DonationThe 8th grade class, along with church members, at St. Vincent’s School of Mount Vernon took on as their Thanksgiving project the building of six durable tables to be donated to HopeNow Furniture Bank [HNFB]. Under the direction of Beth Robinson, their teacher, and Tom Bierley, deacon of St. Vincent’s and a member of the Knights of Columbus, adult members built the tabletops and leg supports, and the students put them together.

Mattress DonationWayne Dunlop, volunteer and board member of HNFB, spoke to the eighth grade class at the beginning of the project, telling stories of individuals and families helped, explained the mission of HNFB, how it works, and of the ongoing needs of the organization. Ms. Robinson had all but emptied the classroom of all desks and chairs prior to Mr. Dunlop’s talk to give the students a sense of what it would be like to live in a home without basic furniture. Consequently, all attending were forced to sit on the floor. Many questions revealing interest and compassion were asked.

The students helped load the HNFB truck with the tables and donated puzzles and games they had collected for the children that HNFB helps.

Fall Rummage Sale at Kenyon College

January 5, 2014

Harcourt Parish on the campus of Kenyon College conducted a Fall Rummage Sale and divided up the significant proceeds among several area agencies. A check for $626 for HopeNow Furniture Bank was presented to Wayne Dunlop at the January 5th morning service.

Wayne Dunlop speaks at Soropsis Club

January 2, 2014

The Soropsis Club, one of the oldest women’s clubs in the U.S., recently hosted a talk in Mount Vernon on the work of HopeNow Furniture Bank. Having learned of the pressing need for bed and bathroom linens, the ladies had earlier collected several large bags enough to fill an SUV and presented them to Wayne Dunlop, the day’s speaker.