2nd Helpings is a new venture the Mission has opened on Williamson Road at the Civic Mall (2 blocks north of the Civic Center) to fund the operating budget of ministries such as our shelters, hospitality dining room and new clinic.
Visit the 2nd Helpings website at http://www.2ndhelpings.org
The frugally-minded with “discriminating taste” has an upscale shopping experience at the 2nd Helpings Shop which sells fabulous fashions, furnishings, collectibles and pet accessories. The purchase of a gently-used designer coat, unusual piece of depression glass or prized antique brings real joy twice at the 2nd Helpings Shop. First, a shopper is blessed when she discovers a rare treasure. A second blessing happens when that same shopper realizes her purchases helped someone who is homeless find their way home.
The 2nd Helpings Gallery offers eclectic works of art from more than 100 talented, regional artists including photography, pottery, woodworking, drawings, sculpture, glass, jewelry, textiles and more. The purchase of original art from the gallery blesses the shopper in three ways: first, the beauty of the piece itself will enhance the office or home; second, the purchase of the art will encourage and support local artists; and finally, the purchase will provide funds for a homeless person to access the medical attention they need.
Opportunities are provided throughout the year for customers to meet the artists, preview their works and often see hands-on demonstrations.
The next event is a “Meet and Greet” with artists Jane Shafer and Amy Nichols on Saturday, April 12th from 1:00 to 3:00. Light refreshments will be provided.
The 2nd Helpings Café is a new place to eat breakfast and lunch as well as enjoy scrumptious desserts in the afternoon. The service is fast and friendly and the locally produced food is fresh and flavorful. The Café features some Roanoke favorites such as ice cream treats from Homestead Dairy, coffee and tea from H&C Coffee and bagels from the Roanoke Bagel Company, as well as meats and cheeses from Boar’s Head and specialty desserts baked on site daily. The Café serves tasty offerings Monday through Friday from 7am – 5pm and Saturday from 10am – 5pm. Dine in the attractive café or dine out on the Gallery Patio knowing that your purchase at the 2nd Helpings Café will help provide meals for the homeless at the Rescue Mission.
Please visit them at http://www.2ndhelpings.org for more details.