During a time when so many people are struggling with their own finances, our expanding chain of shops is more and more the lifeblood of the cash needed to support our work. For Christians and churches looking to reach out to the desperate and deprived both here and overseas, supporting one of our existing 22 shops, or helping us start a brand new one, is a great form of ministry.
But, there is more….. over half of the aid sent overseas is donated via the shops; even the clothing which is too bad to use raises 50p a kilo (£500 a tonne). IAT shops are different, we believe! They are the practical outreach of a living church, staffed and supported by Christians and non-Christians, reaching into the community, providing a listening ear and comforting word, and enabling groups of willing volunteers to raise thousands of £££s every week of every year in the service of others.
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