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DIBS Volunteers Are Awesome!

Gail and Kay

Willie

Carolyn and Tillie

“I always receive a blessing when I work”  Willie

Volunteering has always been a big part of supporting our Christian Schools. From Bazaars to Banquets to Resale stores we have a community of supporters who willingly come together in support of our Christian School community.

Jennifer and Tammy

Bobbie Joe

Banquet day was always a busy day.  From frying swiss steak to cooking hams and all those pies! Every Church all had a group of people assigned tasks to help the dinners go smoothly.

Judy

Sharon, Sandy, and Mary

Once a year in the Fall the PTA would host a Bazaar.  Booths were set up in the gym for baked goods, handicrafts, Christmas decorations and so much more.  People donated goods to fill the booths and the school parking lot was overflowing with shoppers.

Laura

When the first used clothing store was opened it was in a very small building on Apple.  Now we are back on Apple with the new DIBS! On Resale where we sell everything!  With the support of volunteers, we continue to stand behind and support our West Michigan Christian Schools.

Sonya

Peg

Join our team and show your support for Christian Education by volunteering today!

We have volunteer shifts to fit your schedule. From stopping in for a quick task or staying for coffee with friends.

Call DIBS! On Resale 798-2252, email dibs.onresale @gmail.com or stop in we LOVE to see your smiling faces!

Dakota

Brian

CELEBRATE TEACHERS!

CASH FOR THE CLASS! & TEACHER TUESDAY!

Dibs! On Resale first opened its doors in 2012  to raise money to support Christian education in the West Michigan area.   And since we opened we have given over $130,000 to the local Christian schools.  In the last two years, we have expanded our store to include eBay and Poshmark sales.   This has given us the opportunity to give a gift directly to teachers each month!

Teachers always have a wish list!

Each month we choose two teachers to receive $100 each to purchase something from their classroom wish list.  It’s been lots of fun to surprise a teacher with this extra money.  Teachers always have a wishlist for supplies needed in the classroom.  Cash for the Class has provided books for a fifth-grade reading program, Whiteboards & markers for the Spanish classes and lots of educational tools for the classrooms.

Get to Know Our Teachers On Teacher Tuesday!

Every Tuesday on the WMCS Blog you will be introduced to one of our gifted teachers.  Take a minute to read about some beautiful people who are the heart of our schools.  DIBS! On Resale gives DIBS! Dollars to each Tuesday Teacher.  Help us create a goodie bag for Teacher Tuesday.   What can you add to show your support for our teachers?  Contact Kimberlee Mitchell with your idea  here   

Alumni Challenge: Donate Your Time~Sign up to Cashier one day a week or once a month.

Every time you volunteer to cashier just one shift it’s like donating $50 to the schools. It’s a fun and painless way to support our schools.

If you ever ran a cash register in the past you can do it for DIBS! On Resale.  It’s like riding a bike, you never forget how!  Send us an email – Contact US  and we will add you to the cashier list and get you on the schedule!

DIBS! GRAND OPENING: WMCS Prayer Blessing & Ribbon Cutting Event on Jan 17th at noon

DIBS! On Resale” Moved to 1279 E Apple Ave

The first time I walked into our new building I couldn’t even see the walls. The building was being used as an office furniture sales and storage building.  It was wall to wall, floor to ceiling office furniture!  Once that was all removed we could see the potential.  The first thing we needed was a new fire suppression system.  Next, we brought in shelving to divide the working rooms from the showroom, build two dressing rooms and hooked up the speaker system.

Finally. It’s moving day, or maybe I should say moving weeks.   We had many volunteers come in to help pack up the Harvey St store and move everything to the Apple Ave. store.  The whole time we kept both stores open for business.  I was most impressed with the amount of stuff the little yellow delivery truck holds! And with the enclosed trailer that came to move all the racks of clothing!

I feel truly blessed with so many volunteers who came to support this major undertaking!  We have been welcomed into a neighborhood with new customers and familiar faces.  Everyone is so excited and grateful for a store like ours to open in their neighborhood. And I am really glad the snow held off while all this was happening!

I am very excited to share with you the NEW DIBS! On Resale.

Watch the video to see the store transformation and read about the GRAND OPENING events below.

GRAND OPENING WEEK ~ January 14 – 19 2019

  • Join us on Thursday, Jan 17th  for our 5-School PRAYER BLESSING & RIBBON CUTTING EVENT ~ January 17 at noon. Come pray with all five principals from West Michigan Christian Schools and enjoy some cake to celebrate our Grand Opening!
  • Enter into our end of week drawing with each purchase.
  • Tuesdays are  Senior Days with 15% off.
  • We honor Veterans every day with 15% off.
  • Sign up for our weekly email (add me to the DIBS! list) and always know what is happening at the store.

DIBS! On Resale your NEIGHBORHOOD Resale store!

GOOD THINGS ARE HAPPENING AT DIBS!

Profits from DIBS! On Resale benefit students at our local PK-12 West Michigan Christian Schools (WMCS) including Muskegon Christian (PK-6), Grand Haven Christian (PK-8), New Era Christian (PK-8) and Western Michigan Christian (7-12).

GOOD THINGS ARE HAPPENING

Thanksgiving is here and I am so grateful for the wonderful volunteers and shoppers that help DIBS! On Resale support our local Christian Schools and community.   It is great to have a day set aside to be reminded of all our blessings.

SHOP SMALL SATURDAY

I have an invitation for you!  SHOP SMALL for Christmas.  DIBS! On Resale will have extended hours on Saturday November 24.  We have unique gift items you won’t find anywhere else.  Come in a find that perfect sweater for your Christmas party (ugly or not).  Are you  looking for a White Elephant gift? – we have them.

Our storage room is overflowing with Christmas!

All year long we store away the nicest Christmas decorations for holiday decorating.   It is always a surprise to open the boxes and see what is inside.  These last few weeks our elves have been busy bringing out beautiful, sparkly ornaments and setting up lovely trees.  We have colorful serving pieces, little houses, Christmas books and festive clothing.  Here is a taste of what we have available.

We would like to share one more blessing…

DIBS! On Resale is moving!

We are very excited to announce that on December First we will be handed the keys to our new building.  This is a BIG step for DIBS! On Resale. Having our own building will enable us to better serve the schools we support by fully utilizing our 501(c)3 status. Over the next two months we will be transitioning to the new building.  And we look forward to opening our doors to customers at 1279 E Apple Ave. in Muskegon  just 8 minutes from our current location.

Be sure to sign up to ADD ME TO THE DIBS! LIST on the right to receive our weekly email  and follow us on facebook.  We will keep everyone informed on how the transition is progressing.

GOOD THINGS ARE HAPPENING AT DIBS!

Profits from DIBS! On Resale benefit students at our local PK-12 West Michigan Christian Schools (WMCS) including Muskegon Christian (PK-6), Grand Haven Christian (PK-8), New Era Christian (PK-8) and Western Michigan Christian (7-12).

Designs By Peg – Hand Crafted for DIBS! On Resale

DIBS! Is A Great Place To Find Gifts!

Shopping resale and thrift stores is a great way to find unique gifts both old and new.  At DIBS! On Resale you will also find Designs by Peg.   Peg loves to sew and she uses her talents to sew beautiful fabric creations to support the West Michigan Area Christian Schools.

Designs by Peg are sold exclusively at DIBS! On Resale.

Peg sews a wide variety of useful and fun items for home and travel and she is always coming up with new ideas.  

You will find cute purses and pouches of all sizes along with  aprons and table runners in stock.

Recently she made a beautiful apron for a customer and then made a headband to go with it -all in her school colors.   Do you want to show off your school colors or need three bags and you can only find two? Peg will sew custom orders,  just ask in the store or send  an email and we can help you out.  Below is a sample of some of the beautiful creations available.

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Good Things are Happening at DIBS! On Resale and you will want to know!

Profits from DIBS! On Resale benefit students at our local PK-12 West Michigan Christian Schools (WMCS) including Muskegon Christian (PK-6), Grand Haven Christian (PK-8), New Era Christian (PK-8) and Western Michigan Christian (7-12).

Time to Change

School has started and it is time to change

I will admit it,  I am reluctant to let summer go this year, but school has started and it is time to change.  Time to put away shorts and bring out sweaters.

We sort twice and put out the nicest items for our customers.

We have a great team at DIBS! On Resale who makes the switch happen.   All the clothing that comes into the store is sorted twice.  First Volunteers check buttons and zippers and look for stains and rips.  Next, each department goes through it again choosing the best clothing to put on hangers.  Every week new clothing is put out and for the last few weeks Fall clothing has been coming out of storage.  Beautiful sweaters, dresses, shirts and more.  Laura, Jennifer, Marie and Sadie along with many others keep the the racks fresh & full.

We carry clothing for everyone!

Men’s shirts are always a great buy and they are like new!  Infant clothing is just 99c! We carry maternity and Plus sizes as well as formal wear.  Stop in and check out the great selection at DIBS! On Resale.

 

Profits from DIBS! On Resale benefit students at our local PK-12 West Michigan Christian Schools (WMCS) including Muskegon Christian (PK-6), Grand Haven Christian (PK-8), New Era Christian (PK-8) and Western Michigan Christian (7-12).

Something Old, Something New….

Three Generations of Wedding Dresses!

This past week I opened a large box to find three generations of Wedding Dresses!  Three very different styles from three different time periods.

 Each made special for a girl’s most special day!

The first dress is very old.  I am guessing from the 1920’s or 1930’s.  It is handmade with lots of beadwork. The dress is short with a lace trimmed slip under a loose bodice. The skirt of the dress is lace covered with hand sewn beads at the waist. The most unique part of the dress is the stole that was made to go over the dress.  It has long beaded arm loops that connect across the shoulders.  A train is attached to the arm bands and that has more beadwork. Simply beautiful!

The next dress is from late 1940’s.  It has a lace covered bodice and lace sleeves with 20 buttons down the back and more on the sleeves.  It has a lovely train.   

The third dress in the box was another short dress, possibly from the 1960’s It has a fitted bodice with pleated cap sleeves.  The skirt is overlaid with tulle and has lace medallions scatted about. This dress came with a short veil and a pair of white gloves.  A very  sweet dress to be married in.

Dresses from every decade – a fashion timeline

We have a few other dresses in the store each from a different decade. Each was beautiful and stylish on the day it was worn.

 

 

1980’s Lace dress. Jacket has Rosebud buttons

Ruffles and Lace on this 1970’s style wedding dress

Beautiful lace covered train on the halter neck dress

Strapless gown with lots of bling!

1960’s short Wedding Dress

1920’s Wedding Dress

 

1940’s Wedding Dress

 

 

Profits from DIBS! On Resale benefit students at our local PK-12 West Michigan Christian Schools (WMCS) including Muskegon Christian (PK-6), Grand Haven Christian (PK-8), New Era Christian (PK-8) and Western Michigan Christian (7-12).

TIME FOR A SHOP HOP!

DIBS! On Resale opened it’s doors to serve the community.  We offer a place to donate clothing, furniture and household goods and turn that into support for our schools.  We also have sister stores that do the same for their school community.

Let’s Plan A Road Trip!

First Stop Once & Again

Starting in Grand Haven, MI stop in at Once & Again.  Once & Again opened their doors in 2005 and have just had a Grand Opening at their new location on 1209  Jackson Street.  Rhonda Thom is the manager of the store and along with her volunteers they keep the store stocked with wonderful treasures and unique finds.   The sign above the door states their purpose.

“Your donations and purchases help reduce tuition costs of Grand Haven Christian School Thank you!”

The next stop is  DIBS! On Resale

Dibs On Resale a non-profit resale store created to benefit the West Michigan Christian schools

DIBS! On Resale opened the doors at 4949 Harvey St in Muskegon, MI in 2012.  DIBS! On Resale serves the Greater Muskegon area while supporting Grand Haven Christian School, Muskegon Christian School, New Era Christian School and Western Michigan Christian High School. Dibs on Resale West Michigan Store PanoManaged by Mary Workman along with Jennifer, Jessica and many volunteers, they strive to keep the store looking homey and inviting.

Last stop is THE NEST.

The NEST is  located in Downtown Fremont, MI at 1 East Main St.  They have been in business for the past 5 years and have just opened at this new address a few doors down from the original location.  This is a beautiful corner store with more space to display the wonderful treasures that are donated.  Tresa Sturrus, Carol Dunning and Dee DeKryger serve as the board for managing the store.  Proceeds from  The NEST go to defray the cost of education for the parents at Fremont Christian Schools.

Plan a day to take a drive and visit these beautiful stores.  You will not be disappointed.  You are sure to find that perfect accessory for your home or wardrobe or the book you always wanted to read. Like and follow us on facebook to keep up with what is happening in each store.

We look forward to seeing you!

Once & Again  616-296-0667   facebook

1209 Jackson St, Grand Haven, MI 49417

Hours M-F 10 -6 S 10 –  4  closed Sunday

DIBS! On Resale 231-798-2252  facebook

4949 Harvey Muskegon, MI 49444

Hours: M-TH 10 – 6 F 10 – 5 S 10 – 4  closed Sunday

The Nest  231-924-3930   facebook

1 East Main St Fremont, MI

Hours: M – F 10 – 5 S 10 – 3  closed Sunday

Profits from DIBS! On Resale benefit students at our local PK-12 West Michigan Christian Schools (WMCS) including Muskegon Christian (PK-6), Grand Haven Christian (PK-8), New Era Christian (PK-8) and Western Michigan Christian (7-12).

What Is It??

A Collection of  Photos – What is it?

What is it used for?

While sorting donations in the back room I hear a lot of “what is this?”  Some of the donations we receive  are new,  some are old and some really should come with instructions!   Are they decorative or useful or missing a part? Sometimes we just don’t know, but most times we figure it out!

What is your guess?

How did you do?  Did you get most of them right?

Here are the answers:

  1. A potato Ricer
  2. a sock darning tool
  3. cherry pitter
  4. no clue – what’s your guess?
  5. a mug holder?  It came in with scrap book supplies.
  6. a flag stand
  7. a flower arranging tool, you put it over the vase and stick flowers through it
  8. part of a car seat cover
  9. a cake tester
  10. you put this under you pie pan to collect the spills while baking.
  11. a safety harness maybe? This item needs instructions!
  12. a crochet cover for a square tissue box.

Stop by DIBS! On Resale and check out all the interesting items. You never know what you might find.   And you might know the answer to “what is it?”  If you have the answer to 4 or 5 send me a comment below.

Profits from DIBS! On Resale benefit students at our local PK-12 West Michigan Christian Schools (WMCS) including Muskegon Christian (PK-6), Grand Haven Christian (PK-8), New Era Christian (PK-8) and Western Michigan Christian (7-12).

Red, White And Blue & Seniors Too!

Thank You For Your Service!

Memorial Day is coming up,  it is the official start for the summer season.  School is almost done and there will be parades and family gatherings, camping and fireworks.  All reminders of the freedoms we have in this country. Many of us have family members who served in the military and they will be remembered with flowers and flags.  At DIBS! On Resale we want to show our thanks to our Active Military and Veterans everyday by offering a 15% discount.

Show your military id card before you checkout to receive 15% off your regular priced purchase.

Your Service is Appreciated!

Seniors Shop on Tuesdays 

If you are ready to admit you are over 55, Jessica will happily give you 15% off but only on Tuesday!  Our store prices are pretty good everyday of the week, but we know every little bit helps.

Stop in on Tuesdays, you might meet an old friend.

Shop From Home

 Are you looking for a way to support Christian Education or maybe the school you graduated from but can’t make it to the store?  Shop our eBay listings from the comfort of your home. Click  ebay for charity  and see what we have listed.
eBay for Charity Program:
DIBS! On Resale is a member of the eBay for Charity Program, which means you can bid on items we’ve listed or sell your own items and donate 10-100% of the selling price to DIBS! On Resale. Charity listings tend to attract more bids and higher selling prices so it’s a win-win for all! In addition, eBay will give you a credit on your basic selling fees and you will receive a tax receipt for your donation. Please consider supporting our Christian schools through DIBS! On Resale the next time you buy or sell on eBay! 
Profits from DIBS! On Resale benefit students at our local PK-12 West Michigan Christian Schools (WMCS) including Muskegon Christian (PK-6), Grand Haven Christian (PK-8), New Era Christian (PK-8) and Western Michigan Christian (7-12).