The free market is alive and growing at Melvin Henry Center, Bartering and bargaining donated items often results in our trading up for antique collectibles such as first addition books, pottery, and art. Unique collectibles donated to Melvin Henry Center are tax deductible and provide relevant use for the create individualized free market experiences in safe learning environments.
The added value of every purchase is that 100% of the proceeds are used to sustain free and open access to clothes and to create access to industry recognized work experiences in safe learning environments.
Melvin Henry Center is a Public Charity operating a thrift shop in which all the work is performed without compensation and is a business that consist of selling merchandise received as gifts or contributions. All donations to Melvin Henry Center are tax deductable and provide relevant use for our efforts to address the educational and living needs of citizens of the Panhandle
Melvin Henry Center’s completed 3 major milestones for success in 2014. Perhaps the greater among equal accomplishments was the completion of Melvin Henry Center’s Recycling Shed. Completing the Clothes Recycling Shed was only possible because of numerous contributions of time and materials from numerous sources. Our 100% volunteer workforce completee shelving and other storage areas for clothes, shoes, toys, books, and various household items. Completing this milestone was essential for producing Melvin Henry Center’s measurable outcomes for MD and WV citizens.
Melvin Henry Center’s second success in 2015 was our ability to maintain regular weekly presence at local flea markets and annual community events. For the 2nd year in a row, Melvin Henry Center Melvin Henry Center had a yard sale during the Thurmont Colorfest. The Melvin Henry Center also had a booth during Martinsburg’s 2014 Apple Harvest Festival. While Melvin Henry Center was thankful that the WV Citizens Defense League were on site to ensure every ones freedom to exercise their Conceal and Carry rights, it was unfortunate that their unannounced protest and boycott of the event resulted in a net loss for the event.
The third measurable outcome for Melvin Henry Center is our ability to maintain regular web updates and social media postings. Maintaining regular web and social media updates is only possible because of more than 2 years of learning curves for numerous people in the areas of creating digital pictures, html code for editing website and creating online registration processes, creating and publishing original on content, and creating Melvin Henry Center’s volunteer orientation program. Obtaining this milestone has produced many opportunities for Melvin Henry Center’s growth.
Melvin Henry Center is a Public Charity in which 100% of the work is performed without compensation and is a business that relies upon the free market and sale of non-cash contributions. All donations to Melvin Henry Center and associated sales provide relevant use for our efforts to address the educational and living needs of citizens in Maryland and West Virginia.