Our new store is now open! “Hands Around the Plain” is located beside “The Fruited Plain” on highway 75 in Sioux Center. This unique gift shop is an exciting opportunity for the women of The Bridge to gain employment and to build a good job history. And, equally exciting: all proceed from the store will go back into the ministry of The Bridge.
Hand Around the Plain will carry a variety of items including: jewelry, jams and jellies, oils, soaps and lotions, purses, cards, baby gifts, pet collars and leashes, used books wine glasses and racks, rugs and art on consignment from local artists.
Along with these made-in-the-Midwest products, HATP will carry Fair-Trade products made in Chile by struggling artisans. HATP will also carry a line of jewelry made by impoverished women in Nepal who have developed a business to help other women in similar situations. HATP hopes to develop several relationships with other international ministries in the future.
Another exciting thing happening at Hand Around the Plain, is a product line called “Beyond the Bridge.” These are products that are either made by the women of The Bridge or by friends of The Bridge. These products include: candles, grocery totes and bags, table scarves, goat soap, pottery, photography, quilts, baby blankets and scarves. We hope to expand this line as the store grows. The “Beyond the Bridge” line is exciting because the items are donated, so 100% of the retail price goes back into the ministry of The Bridge!
Nearly all of the remodeling of our building was done by volunteers from the community. We saved an incredible amount of money because of the help of others. Thank you!
Stop in and see us in Sioux Center on highway 75 across from Coop Gas and Oil. We’re excited to have you visit!
What You Can Do
- Donate your books! Give your ‘very good’ used best sellers or classic books to HATP. All proceeds from their sales at HATP go back into the ministry of The Bridge!
- Donate items that you’ve created, such as quilts, blankets, pottery, art or woodworking to HATP.
- Volunteer to work at HATP a few hours each month (email email@example.com or call 712.441.2528)
- Join our Facebook page
- Shop at HATP!!