When the Holland Bibles for Missions Thrift Centers opened, Doug Van Hill saw a way to help the Centers and at the same time offer a unique service to his customers.
Doug is the owner of Van Hill Furniture in Zeeland, Michigan. Whenever his company delivers new furniture to a customer, his company is willing to pick up the old furniture and bring it to their company warehouse.
Twice each week, drivers from the Holland Thrift Center stop by the Van Hill warehouse and assess the used merchandise. If it is sellable, they take it to the Thrift Centers. If it is not, they dispose of it. “It’s a win-win arrangement,” says Doug Van Hill.
It would be impossible to measure the number of Bibles provided by this cooperative arrangement between Van Hill Furniture and the Holland Thrift Centers. We thank God for His provision of this wonderful partnership.
If you own a furniture store or know of one near one of our Centers who would like to do something like this for us, please contact us.
How to Donate
Your donations help place Scriptures around the world! You help by donating your gently-used clothing, furniture, and household items.
YOU determine the value of your donated items for tax purposes when you donate items to any Bibles for Missions Thrift Center. You may receive the taxable income-deduction benefit from your donations as allowed by law.
Net proceeds from the sale of donated items are used to place Bibles through our ministry partners around the world.
Bibles for Missions Thrift Centers accept—and sell—gently-used goods. This includes:
- Decorative Items/Pictures
- Pots and Pans
- Small Appliances
- Christmas and Holiday items
- Garden Tools
- Sporting Equipment