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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!

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.

Be sure you are receiving our weekly sales  email.

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).

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).

THE BIG YELLOW TRUCK

DIBS! On Resale has a Big Yellow Delivery Truck

and we like to see it on the road or on stage! Sonya and Stacey make pick-ups and deliver for us on Thursdays.  And this past week the Big Yellow Truck was used as a prop in the WMCHS Spring Musical “GODSPELL“.

We will Pick Up Furniture Donations

If you have large furniture items to donate and don’t have a way to bring them in, please give the store a call.  We will schedule a date to make that pick up.  If Thursdays won’t work for you, we will do our best to find volunteers to make the pick up on another day.

We will  also deliver your furniture purchase.  We do have a general fee of $40 for delivery and keep it within 15 miles.  Larger items or further distances will be pro-rated.

Stop in and see what we have in the store.  There is something new everyday!

“Add me to the DIBS! List”

Keep informed of our new items and weekly sales. Sign up here to join our weekly email list!  Look for “Add me to the DIBS! List” on the right.

Scenes from the Musical ” GODSPELL”

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).

OUR NEW NEWS LETTER IS LIVE!

The Staff at DIBS! On Resale has been  back to school.  We are learning how to create a brand new newsletter for you.  Our goal is to keep our customers up to date on the sales each week.  We want to give you first DIBS! on new items that come in and let you know about new  mark downs.  We will also share ideas for ways to use your unique finds from the store.

ADD ME TO THE DIBS! LIST!

Sign up here to join our weekly email list!  Look for “Add me to the DIBS! List” on the right.

We promise we will not share your information with anyone else!

Check out our first email here

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).

BOOKS, BOOKS & MORE BOOKS!

Well Organized Book Shelves

At DIBS! On Resale you will find well organized book shelves.  They are kept that way by Barb who has been with DIBS! On Resale since it opened back in 2012 After sorting thousands of donated books she has learned a lot about books. She carefully looks over every book that is put on the shelf to be sure each is in good shape and is not musty or written in. Then she prices and displays them according to topic.

Bibles, Childrens books and more.

We carry children’s books, inspirational books, best sellers and most everything in between.  There is a nice selection of cookbooks as well.  In the music section you will find song books for Piano and organ and a variety of instruction books for piano, band instruments and guitar.

New books added weekly

New books are added every week and sometimes daily so stop in for first Dibs!
Did you know January is national puzzle month?  You will find them at Dibs! On Resale too.

Sign up for our new email to keep up to date on our weekly specials.   Learn how to make donations here.

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).

Find Creative Inspiration at DIBS! On Resale!

Resale Shoppers Are Creative People!

When I cashier I sometimes ask customers what they are going to do with an item they are purchasing.  I often get  very creative answers.   One lady described to me how she used bud vases and tea cups to create garden art.  One customer bought a large armoire and was going to paint it red!  Another couple bought nylon stockings to fill with salt, an experiment to see if it would help to melt ice on the roof.

Ideas come from their imagination, magazines, remodeling shows and Pinterest to name a few. And when I look around DIBS! On Resale, I see a lot of the supplies you might need for those inspirations.  From furniture remake ideas to repurposed  dishes here are a few ideas to check out.  

We have a French style table that would look beautiful in chalk paint – for inspiration click here 

Here is a easy bird feeder using mugs that would be fun to make with kids.

  

Teacups make cute little planters

Have you seen the dressers where the drawers are replaced with baskets?  Or poetry painted on old chairs?  There are lots of ideas for upcycling old sweaters  but how could you repurpose an old suit coat?  Teacups make cute little planters and succulents grow well in unique containers.  What are your ideas? What are you looking for at DIBS! On Resale?  We have a wonderful community out there who donate to DIBS! On Resale and they might just have what you are looking for.  Share in the comments on Facebook –  Then stop in and find what you need to spark your imagination.

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).