Our Sharing Shops

Our Sharing Shops are a physical space at both Church Street UMC and Vestal UMC’s Beacon of Hope where guests can access the necessary items they may need.

The Sharing Shop at Church Street is open on the second and fourth Mondays of the month from 12 – 2:00 pm for our guests. On holidays when the church is closed, the Sharing Shop is also closed, and we are closed the second Monday of December.

The Beacon of Hope Sharing Shop at Vestal UMC is open the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 12 – 2:00 pm. Verify with the church office if they are closed near holidays.

Volunteering: Church and guest volunteers work together to set up starting at 10:00 am at both Sharing Shops (for example: placing tables for items and checkout, putting out chairs for our guest shoppers in the hallway, pulling rolling racks and containers to the gym, sorting new donations, etc.). When the shop is open, volunteers assist the shoppers in finding items and in handing out new items and bagging at the checkout table. When our guest shoppers are done, volunteers return everything to the Sharing Shop room.

If interested in volunteering, please contact the Church Office at 524-3048.

Volunteers always welcome!

Please see the list at right for our ongoing needed donations at our two Sharing Shops.

Church Street Sharing Shop Needs:

Beacon of Hope Sharing Shop Needs: