Opportunity Shop Thrift Store
The Opportunity Shop Thrift Store is an Outreach Ministry for Morrison United Methodist Church.
 
It started with a leap of faith and a handful of people who had an idea that perhaps our Church could make a difference in the lives of people in our community. Successful accomplishments always need a significant purpose:

Our purpose is To Serve Through Outreach By Sharing “In Kind and Financial Resources With Those In Need."

We borrowed $23,000 to begin our operation eleven years ago.  Thirty people volunteered to work, and the loan was resolved in four months. Five years ago we spent $75,000 enlarging the building to meet the growing demands for service.

We now have 150 volunteers who ARE the heart of this ministry. Our volunteers have many different talents: they price merchandise, manage the cash register, package for customers, repair appliances and help unload donations. Volunteers work different hours. Every hour donated is greatly appreciated. If you would like to volunteer, we can certainly use your talents.  If you are interested in serving in this capacity, please call 323-3409.  Without volunteers we would not have a thrift store, which has been very successful. Our success is also due to the contributions of goods, furniture, and appliances from members of our church and from others in our area. Many thanks to all of you!  The money we make is returned to the Community through agencies who serve in our area. In 2011, we distributed money to more than 60 different organizations. We have donated thousands of dollars in clothing, furniture, and goods to families in distress….and our Handicapped Ministry served over 300 people with special needs. Many people were helped with loans of medical equipment through our Medical Equipment Loan Closet run by Ted Emack. Through the Op Shop, a Scholarship Fund has been established at Bethune-Cookman University to aid Leesburg young people who qualify and wish to further their education.

The Opportunity Shop Thrift Store is one way our church lives and serves in our Community!
 
Opportunity Shop
Hours and Location


222 S. 9th Street
Leesburg, FL
352-323-3409

Monday-Friday
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

 
The Morrison Opportunity Thrift Shop will be closed the months of July and August, but will be accepting donations of appliances, furniture, and other large items.  The Op Shop truck will make pick-ups on Thursdays and Fridays beginning the week of July 9.  Please call 323-3409 and leave a message.  The drivers will call back and make an appointment to pick up your donation. 
 
Medical Equipment
Loan Closet
Located at the Opportunity Shop
Contact: Ted Emack
Phone: 352-267-5630