New Space New Hope for Fostering Hope

The new space in downtown Conway for Fostering Hope is a blessing. What used to be Hamp’s Hardware has been transformed into a “store,” a thrift store, offices and immense storage space for the non-profit that had been operating under the Main Street bridge for years. Not only is the space much bigger, but it provides them the opportunity to better serve their clients in a more convenient location. Fostering Hope provides essential items to children in the foster care system for five counties. There are about 300 or more children in the system just in Horry County from babies to teenagers. The “store” for the foster children is amazing and has everything you can think of from socks and shoes to toys, accessories and jeans. The collection of items evolves and rotates daily and Fostering Hope is ever collecting donations to replenish their shelves. The 2500 foot “store” is a place for the foster children and their foster parents to “shop” for free and get the essential items they need to care for their children. The thrift store for Fostering Hope will be open in the next month, according to founder, Tabby Shelton. It will be open to the public and help provide funds for the organization.

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Originally from Virginia, Jennifer C. Sellers is passionate about sustainability and conservation in South Carolina and throughout the world. She earned her BA in English from Coastal Carolina University and her MAS in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver. She is a university sustainability coordinator that implements programs and teaches people about going green and being sustainable. Follow her on Twitter @MyGreenGlasses

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