Run entirely by volunteers with all profits given to the Bible League, Pella’s Bibles for Missions Thrift Center is making a difference in our community and worldwide. Pella is one of 13 locations for this non-profit organization. In 2009, Rob DeCook and Ken Van Maanen (former director of LSB) led the effort of opening a thrift center in the Pella area.
In January of 2010, Bibles for Missions Thrift Center opened on the west side of Pella. They are now looking at options to accommodate more work space and additional sales floor. Leighton State Bank was instrumental in this growth by financing their building purchase in July of 2013. “The bank is very supportive. They do anything they can to help,” said Glenn Matherly, Chairman of the Board for the Pella location.
The goal of this non-profit ministry is to raise money for the Bible League, who distributes Bibles to other countries. The thrift center accepts donations of items in good condition. After being sorted and cleaned, the items are sold at an affordable price, allowing low-income families to make purchases. However, everyone is welcome to shop since all purchases support the thrift center’s ministry.
Bibles for Missions Thrift Center is also a great volunteer opportunity. The organization currently has around 130 volunteers and welcomes more. Shifts are between three and four hours long. Call or visit the store for more information about volunteering. Donations can be dropped off during business hours.
The thrift center is located at 2500 Fifield Road in Pella, or can be reached by calling 641-628-1650. They are open during the following hours:
- Monday: 10 AM - 5 PM
- Tuesday: 10 AM - 5 PM
- Wednesday: 10 AM - 5 PM
- Thursday: NOON - 7 PM
- Friday: 10 AM - 5 PM
- Saturday: 10 AM - 2 PM
Congratulations to Bibles for Missions Thrift Center on their building purchase. We wish them much success in the community and in their worldwide ministry!