Mission: Garage of Blessings has been serving the Oak Harbor, WA and surrounding Communities since 2012... starting from a home double car garage growing to 1500 sqft, then to 3000, to 3600 and now nearly 6000! It's obvious God has something huge in store for this City!
He Says in Matthew 25:35:
"I was hungry and you fed me,
I was thirsty and you gave me a drink,
I was homeless and you gave me a room,
I was shivering and you gave me clothes,
I was sick and you stopped to visit,
I was in prison and you came to me."
This is our focus at the Garage of Blessings. To be His hands and feet. This page and The Garage of Blessings location serves to:
*Feed The Hungry
*House the Homeless
*Clothe the Needy
*Comfort the Sick
*Visit the Hurting
May the Garage of Blessings page and locations along with the Community touch many lives, bless many hearts, heal many souls and bring others into relationship with the Only One that can heal from the inside out. We see The Garage of Blessings as a tool to assist in making some tough cycles in life just a little bit easier with the assistance of tangible items given freely to anyone in need.
Target demographics: Provide free tangible items to anyone in need
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 42,000 shoppers from homeless to families to organizations.
Geographic areas served: Oak Harbor, WA and surrounding Cities
Programs: Our nearly 6000 sq ft "Free Thrift Store" that can be utilized by anyone that needs a blessing. Everything at the Garage of Blessings is free of charge. We do not screen shoppers.
This place has made a difference in so many lives. I once was homeless in a time of my life people really don't know about. Garage of Blessing has helped me when I needed something asap. People don't realize how important giving is when you are at your lowest. If it wasn't for them I would not have clothes on my back, shoes on my feet, a warm blanket, and sometimes food. All it took was a kind person to open up this place for people like me and many others who have been in that situation before. Thank you Garage of Blessing. Now I'm remarried, have a beautiful home, all my children live with me, have a good job, and have a purpose in life. Now I want to return the favor in any way I can. Pay it forward they say. So if there is anything I can do to help with this organization please don't hesitate to ask. Live, love in Happiness - dana
My friend, Jef, had been fighting MRSA for over two years. Last year this fight had left him destitute and unable to care for himself. So my wife and I moved him in with us. All he had left were hospital gowns so I took him to Garage of Blessings to find some clothes and help him feel normal again. For the next six months Jef made several trips to hospital emergency rooms. He'd be home for a few days and then sepsis would kick in and he'd be back in the hospital for a few weeks and then the cycle would repeat. Each time he'd be released we'd find the hospital had, once again, lost his clothing. And each time we'd take Jef to Garage of Blessings and get more clothes. They never asked us to verify need or why we kept coming back. They usually helped us look for suitable clothes. They gave my friend dignity in the midst of his need.