During the past month, Keystone Chiropractic teamed up with Many Hands Thrift Store (2900 S.E. Grimes Blvd., Grimes) to collect gently used winter clothing. Since Nov. 14, more than 50 items, including winter coats, gloves, stocking hats and even a pair of boots, have been dropped off in the donation box located inside of Keystone Chiropractic.
Many Hands Thrift Market is the retail arm of the non-profit ministry Many Hands for Haiti, where high quality, low priced second-hand goods for the whole family can be found. The store carries second-hand goods including clothing, furniture and even Haitian products such as handmade art, jewelry, and coffee. One hundred percent of the proceeds support local and global missions. As the store states it is a chance for the “local community to get involved and make a difference, without making the trip to Haiti.”
Dr. Megan Ries, who owns Keystone Chiropractic with her husband Adam, was asked what inspired her to participate in the clothing drive.
“After hearing Tim Brand (the executive leader of Many Hands for Haiti and president of Many Hands Thrift Market) speak at a local event, I reached out to see in what ways our business may be able to help his mission,” she said. “I feel blessed to be in a position where I can help those less fortunate than myself, both locally and around the world.”