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Our Father's Hands Clothing for a Cause
Location: 2120 New Macland Road, Powder Springs
Contact info: 770-241-4302
Hours: 10-6, Mon-Sat
Who you are: Linda Lipp
Relationship to business: Founder, Executive Director
Founding year: 2004
What do you offer customers?
A funky urban shopping experience where they find high quality, gently used and new merchandise at low prices. We are also a meeting place for shoppers, donors, volunteers and those in need all coming together for a common good. A real sense of community prevails.
What makes your business unique?
Proceeds from the shop support the homeless children in Cobb County schools. There were 1,600 homeless kids in our schools last year. The year before there were 1,288. It’s not getting better. OFH is a fill-in-the-gap ministry. We work closely with the social workers providing several items the children need and that are hard to get for them on a regular basis.
What was your inspiration in starting your business?
Truly a vision from God. I quit my job as a loan officer and started to collect and distribute clothing to foster families. That expanded to working with school social workers. Four years ago I opened OFH Clothing for a Cause to be able to raise funds needed to meet other needs. Today we are a major resource for new underwear, socks and shoes for the homeless children in Cobb.
What are the advantages of doing business in West Cobb?
Look good, do good, feel good! Knowing that you can purchase or donate clothing and home décor that has been recycled right here in West Cobb is great. You get a tax deduction on donations, save money on clothing, and help those less fortunate right here in Cobb County. We accept donations of consignment quality clothing and home décor daily.