How did the Chicken House Co-op get started?
The thrift store, located in an old chicken house, was started in 2001 by the ladies who held a yard sale at the church to raise funds for a new fellowship hall. It was such a success it was decided to have another sale the next weekend too. It was during this time that the ladies saw that the needs in the community were great and felt God wanted them to start a ministry. And this launched the thrift store idea that allows us to meet the needs of people in the community and beyond. The funds raised are given to various missions around the local community and around the world.
Who is helped by this ministry?
Anyone who experiences a loss like losing a home to fire or tornado are given things that they need most to begin again. The co-op also supports these missions:
Annie Armstrong Home Missions Offering, Lottie Moon Foreign Missions Offering, Baptist Children’s Home, Missionary in Dallas/Fort Worth Texas, The Link of Cullman County, Women First, Fairview School and other community events.
Where can I drop off donations?
There is room on the east side of the chicken house building just past the dumpster for your donations. Most of the time you will find it unlocked to put your donations inside.
What kind of items do you accept?
Clothing, dishes, kitchen items still in working order, toys, knick knacks, sports equipment,bedding, curtains, furniture that is still usuable, baby items, books, working electronics, seasonal decorations, household decor, jewelry, etc. We kindly ask that clothing is clean and in good condition.
When is this co-op open?
All Saturday’s except the Saturday of a Major Holiday.
Summer Hours: 7:00 AM – Noon
Winter Hours 8:00 AM – Noon