Join us this month in PAYING IT FORWARD by supporting Hope ReStored Thrift!
Hope ReStored, which offers new and gently-used fashions and household items, uses their profits to support the nonprofit organization Hope Against Heroin, founded by store owner Kim Hogan. The two-year-old nonprofit aims to reduce the number of lives lost to heroin overdoses by providing access to life-saving treatment, increasing awareness and providing education.
Hogan’s desire to combat the opiate crisis began five years ago when her now 24-year-old son, Jimmy, started using heroin. The Milford Township woman started a Hope Against Heroin Facebook page, which now has more than 35,000 likes, as a way to share her family’s struggles in hopes of assisting others going through a similar ordeal.
Since establishing the nonprofit, Hogan’s been able to assist with recovery house placement (typically $165-$200 a week) for people coming out of rehab and jail, co-pays for detox treatments and more.
The store has recently settled into it’s new, larger location at 318 W. Broad St. in Quakertown borough’s downtown district. The thrift shop’s new spot will allow it to expand its inventory to include furniture and men’s and children’s apparel, shoes and accessories. The expansion will also allow them to feature an eBay department where rare and high-value items will be made available via the online marketplace. In addition to gaining more space, the business’ move will allow it to be immersed in the downtown business district with more business resulting from increased foot traffic.