Economic Opportunity

Craft Marketing Program

The Craft Marketing Program provides economic opportunity for craftspeople within a seventy-five mile radius of the Mission. The Craft Program purchases the crafts directly from the artisan and then markets them locally and throughout the United States. The Craft Store on the Queendale campus is open five days a week from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m, Monday thru Friday. Appalachian Craft Fairs are hosted by 35-45 churches each year throughout the United States. Crafts may also be ordered through the mail on consignment or by contacting the craft store by phone 800.898.2709 or email.

Community Store

The Community Store is able to sell good, used clothing and household items at low prices to residents thanks to generous donations from individuals, churches, and organizations. In addition to meeting the clothing needs for people in the area, the store aides the local economy by providing eleven full-time jobs for community residents. In cooperation with the Community Outreach ministries, furniture, clothing, and household times are made available for people in crisis due to fire, floods, and personal situations.