After the trustees’ decision to close it, The Disciple Shop, Fulton has being given a reprieve of 60 days to allow the Shop to reopen under new management effective Monday, March 6.
Thanks to various private donations to be able to do so, the new management and volunteers wish to demonstrate how vital the original mission of the shop is. The trustees will reevaluate the shop’s operations and community services before a final decision is made.
Long time Shop employee, Charlene Davis, has been named the new Manager. She and newly appointed trustee, Paul Kort , Pat Rinehart of Harmony Church and Jeanine Girard of What’s Happening in Morrow County, came together with strategies for the reopening of the Shop.
When news of the Disciple Shop’s abrupt closing hit social media, the outcry from its loyal following and volunteers were overwhelming in favor of keeping the mission of the Shop intact.
Located at 109 S. Main Street, Fulton, The Disciple Shop is an outreach of the Southern Morrow County Methodist Ministries. They own the building as well. Their mission of the shop was to offer gently used donated items to the individuals and families who are struggling and in need. Items such as clothing and household goods and other furnishings.
The shop also serves as a retail establishment for those in search of bargains of serviceable, gently used men’s, women’s and children’s clothing & shoes as well as household and decorative goods and more. The Shop serves as a Community gathering place in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
New hours effective March 6 will be Monday 10 a.m. -4 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. They are willing and would appreciate your gently used donations mentioned above.
Donations can be made to the Shop during regular posted hours. At this time, they do not have the ability accept donations dropped off and left outside of the building or a ‘drop box’.
They have a FB page “Disciple Shop Fulton Ohio” and their phone number is 419-864-1866.