From March 1st to Earth Day (April 22nd) House of Mercy Food Pantry and Thrift Store is encouraging the community to wear green. When people think of wearing green in March their first thought is usually the color, in honor of St. Patrick’s day, but this year we also want to celebrate going green by being conscious of our impact on the environment through wearing second-hand clothing.
On average, over 3 million tons of clothing are incinerated and a staggering 10 million tons are sent to landfills each year. That’s nearly six times the amount that is recycled or repurposed! To help bridge this gap, House of Mercy is encouraging members of the community to buy their clothing 2nd hand by providing an additional punch on your House of Mercy rewards card (a $10 value) when you use a reusable bag at check out. We’ll also be selling House of Mercy branded 15th-anniversary reusable bags for $1 and will include an additional punch on your House of Mercy rewards card. And while you’re thrifting for new styles, you can bring any of your old clothes to House of Mercy’s donation center to be reused or recycled!
All proceeds from House of Mercy’s thrift store go towards maintaining and operating our food pantry. House of Mercy is 100% zero waste and recycles all clothing that we are not able to give away or sell. If you have any questions about our ministry, newly renovated space, making a donation, or volunteering questions please contact Jessica Root or Ryan Walker at 703-659-1636.
Shopping for clothing and accessories at House of Mercy is easy on the wallet and directly helps the local community at the same time! So Get Your Green On this Spring and do your part in helping both the environment and your neighbor.
ABOUT HOUSE OF MERCY
House of Mercy is a 501(c)3 nonprofit working to provide food, clothing, education, and prayer to those in need in our community. We work with over 700 families each month through our food pantry and thrift store to help supply their basic needs.
Jessica Root, Executive Director
House of Mercy
8170 Flannery Court, Manassas, VA 20109