House of Hope Resale in Barrington opened the doors Wednesday, Nov. 7 to a completely transformed space.
“Not only is it the kick- off of our annual Holiday Premiere, but we are also premiering our newly-expanded store,” Caryn Habley, store manager said.
The annual Holiday Premiere is a much-anticipated event with all proceeds benefiting local families in crisis through St. Anne’s Project Hope. After the store closed on Saturday, Nov. 3, volunteer "elves" start decking the halls with all-new holiday arrivals including new and vintage furniture, pre-lit trees and more.
“It is a crazy time, but so much fun because we all know how much the proceeds will help local families during the holidays. It’s what the season is all about," Peggy Sobolewski, Project Hope chairperson said.
On top of the daunting task of preparing for the holiday premiere, the volunteer team has been racing to complete renovations on their new space within Market Center.
“We’ve increased our square footage and expanded popular departments, added more checkouts, improved lighting, added more parking with a second store entrance and introduced convenient drive-up donation service at the rear of our store,” Sobolewski said. “We can’t wait to show off our fresh new store, completely decked out for the holidays. We really think our customers will enjoy it and the additional proceeds will allow us to help even more families in crisis.”
The Holiday Premiere runs Wednesday, Nov. 7 thru Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at House of Hope Resale, 200 N. Hough Street, Barrington. Refreshments, door prizes and new merchandise arrivals daily. Donations are always appreciated and are tax-deductible. All proceeds support St. Anne’s Project Hope. For more information, please call 847-756-4673.
Submitted by House of Hope