Meredith’s Miracles gets new location

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 26, 2019

Meredith’s Miracles will soon put its functions under one roof.

The charity has purchased what is known as the “old Social Security office” on South Three Notch, and began renovating it this week.

“We’re excited about it,” Executive Director Kiley Spears said. “We now have a place where we can put the thrift store, the children’s foundation and the Valentine’s Day store under one roof.”

The new space on South Three Notch is 4,500 square feet, Spears said. In contrast, the Meredith’s Miracles’ thrift store currently has approximately 975 square feet of usable area.

This office will soon be the new home of Meredith’s Miracles

“When we move, the thrift store will have around 2,473 square feet. We are banking on taking on more donations. The thrift shop has done really well so it was time to expand.

Meredith’s Miracles provides assistance with non-medical expenses for families who must travel out-of-town for specialty medical care. The thrift store is one of its fundraising arms. It also raises money with its annual Cookies with Characters event, and its Valentine’s store, as well as a fish fry. 

Meredith’s Miracles is working with Wyatt Sasser Construction and Crossover Ministries for its renovations, and is seeking donations of some odd things,  Spears said.

“Our renovations started yesterday. Crossover is one of our favorite people to use, and they have a great group right now. And also, Wyatt Sasser, because he’s the best. Crossover has an amazing group of guys right now and we’re thrilled to have them. We’ve only been at this for two days, and I’m impressed with what they’ve already gotten done.”

They’ve already gotten a great new 8-foot tall sign featuring the Meredith’s Miracle logo, a little girl in a purple dress.

The organization is looking for a used awning for a covered area for loading.

“It could be dented, or we could fix a hole in it,” Spears said. “We are trying to cut costs and call on any friendships we can. We’re not fixing it up crazy fancy. It is a thrift store.”

The group  also is looking for smaller metal awnings to go over outside doors, two by four ceiling tiles, and industrial type display pieces for the thrift shop. They also need a large conference table, and are looking for a talented welder to help design a sign.

Meredith’s Miracles hopes to relocate in the early part of the summer.