Seeds of Hope & the Abused Adult Resource Center
In 1995, the Abused Adult Resource Center planted the Seeds of Hope thrift store in downtown Bismarck, North Dakota, with the goals of providing jobs for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. For 30 years, Seeds of Hope has expanded to providing support and services to survivors in many forms. Nearly 30% of the Abused Adult Resource Center’s revenue comes from profits of Seeds of Hope, and that’s only the beginning.
Plans for Growth
With the amazing growth Seeds of Hope has seen over the years comes several challenges, including the configuration of Seeds of Hope’s retail space, delivery area and offices. To solve this problem, a detailed plan has been developed for remodeling and renovating the store in order to improve efficiency, increase employee safety, and enhance the public’s donating and shopping experience – helping make the store more revenue and continue our mission of providing support and services to survivors.
With a successful fundraising campaign, improvements to Seeds of Hope can begin in the fall of 2022 and finish by early 2023.
Your Donation Makes an Impact
AARC is asking community members to support the Seeds of Hope renovation by making a donation. Donations will do more than support a remodel. They will help increase revenue so AARC can extend services to even more survivors who are looking to start over with dignity. These services include providing emergency shelter, crisis intervention, food, clothing, and counseling, as well as helping survivors with onsite job training, finding employment, or going back to school. AARC also allows survivors to furnish and equip their new homes with items from Seeds of Hope, including the essentials such as furniture, bedding, and kitchen supplies.
Major supporters will be announced alongside a public appeal to help complete our financial goal of $985,000 by November of 2022. With a successful fundraising campaign, improvements to Seeds of Hope can begin in the fall of 2022 and finish by early 2023.
Please consider making a donation today.
Two Ways to Donate
Mail a Check to:
P.O. Box 5003
Bismarck, ND 58502