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Overview


Wooden it be lovely...

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Overview


Wooden it be lovely...

If all Women Had Hope?

A Ministry of Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church

 our mission >>> 

 
restored furniture

Wooden It Be Lovely is a social enterprise designed to help mothers in need.

Wooden It Be Lovely’s mission is to offer hope and employment to mothers healing from lives of poverty, addiction, and abuse. We do this by providing transitional employment, mentoring, recovery tools, education, community networking, childcare, and community. The mothers are employed to refurbish and sell donated wooden furniture alongside church and community volunteers while their young children are cared for onsite. This transitional employment empowers mothers to move towards lives of economic stability and enhanced well- being for themselves and their children.

 
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Next Sale


Fall Sale 

November 10th 

Next Sale


Fall Sale 

November 10th 

SUMMER SUN, refurbished furniture sale event: SATURDAY, November 10TH @ douglas aveNUE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 9am >>> noon

501 South Douglas Avenue, Springfield, Illinois 62704

About Our Sales (pics below)

The Summer Sun refurbished furniture sale is presented by Wooden It Be Lovely DAUMC, where the mothers in our program work to restore each piece and create the best lives possible: for themselves & for their children. Our associates are employed to refurbish donated wooden furniture, which they sell at the WIBL community wide sale events. Each piece is styled in a room environment. Coordinating decor, and our apparel, pillows, and stationery is available for purchase. 

Please park in the lot located on the South side of the church. Enter the sale from the courtyard door.

PSA: Come early as our pieces sell quickly!

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Our Progress


Our Progress

Our Progress


Our Progress

25 associates hired to datE

34 Children Nurtured

8 women have transitioned to full time work in the community

2600 volunteer hours logged

 
christina

Hope

Hope in God and the future through the support of the church and community.

megan

Strength

Strength through employment and job skills, recovery tools, parenting support and education, financial guidance and friendships.

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Love

Love for all people, unconditionally through life’s transitions.

 
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Malia


Introducing malia: "Wooden it be lovely helped my son and I when we needed it most...

Malia


Introducing malia: "Wooden it be lovely helped my son and I when we needed it most...

Malia's Story

Wooden It Be Lovely and Douglas Avenue Church supported me in so many ways.

 

While living in a shelter, I was able to work at the ministry and save my paychecks. My son and I have received so much support from this program. The money I saved helped me get my drivers license, and I now have a car and my own apartment." -Malia

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Apparel


MERCHANDISE

Apparel


MERCHANDISE

Apparel

Bracelets