Spring 2019 – Katy Christian Ministries to open 2nd Resale Store at Grand Parkway & Kingsland Blvd.
[Katy, TX, March 1, 2019] Thrift shoppers south of I-10 in Katy will soon be able to shop and donate with Katy Christian Ministries (KCM) at a convenient new location at Kingsland Plaza, 23232 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, TX.
“The KCM Board of Directors reached a unanimous decision after a long research and evaluation process completed in 2016. Since then, we have continued to strengthen operational efficiencies to make sure we were ready for a smooth transition to a second location that is geographically convenient to our neighbors South of I-10,” said Deysi Crespo, Executive Director of KCM.
Proceeds from the sales of donations from the new Donation Center and Resale Store support the work of KCM as it works locally to alleviate poverty, address food insecurities, and provide immediate and long-term crisis interventions and counseling for victims of domestic and sexual violence. “These funds stay in our community and benefit our neighbors who may find themselves in a seemingly impossible situation. With God’s love as our foundation, nothing is impossible through His guidance and the support of the community,” added Crespo. “The increase in funds from the second Resale Store will allow us to continue our strategic growth to match the growth in the Katy/Fulshear area, and the needs that will parallel that growth.”
“This second resale location will add 9,000 sq ft. for resale operations and sales. With this increase in space, we can increase the capacity and scope of our services. We also aim to increase the quality of the customer experience as they donate to and shop the KCM Resale Store,” says Dennis Lee, KCM Board Member and Project Coordinator for the expansion. Kent Black, KCM Board President stated, “This new addition is not only aligned with our mission, but also a part of our solution to meet goal 14 on our strategic plan.” This goal states, “By 2020, KCM will have the technology, facilities and space required to meet current and future needs”. Black added, “We have gone from 2015 where we served a total of 3,309 households, to now in 2018, serving a total of 8,648 households. As our community and the need for services grows, KCM must grow to continue fulfilling its mission to transform lives.”
Feedback from our donors, customers, and volunteers has helped KCM identify the need for a location South of I-10 where donors can drop donations for their favorite charity and shop gently used furniture, decor, household necessities, clothing, electronics and more. One customer calls her trips to donate and shop at the KCM Resale Store in Old Katy, her “Shop & Drop”. Under the leadership of Crespo, the KCM Resale Store Manager, Christina Wiggins, and the Operations subcommittee of the Board of Directors, plans are well underway to open the new location in late April or early May. The KCM Donation Center, currently located on East 3rd Street in Old Katy, will be relocated to the new site allowing for greater efficiency when processing community donations and overall operations of both locations. The KCM Resale Store on First Street, in Old Katy will remain open as well.
“I’m honored to be a part of this growing ministry and I am excited about our expansion with a second location. I know God has blessed this ministry and will continue to shine His light on us through the support of our community,” said Christina Wiggins, KCM Resale Store Manager.
To get the latest updates on this transition process and the new Resale Store, please subscribe to KCM’s bi-monthly emails at www.ktcm.org, or follow them on Facebook for daily news and events @KatyChristianMinistries.