November, 2018 Issue – We are Grateful for YOU!

November is here, and with it, the reminder to look at our greatest blessings in life. For us, that’s an easy thing to do. Our greatest blessing is all of YOU! We are so grateful for the support you give through donations, volunteering, purchasing, praying and spreading the word. Without you, nothing we do would be possible.


And to show our appreciation, the Give & Take’s Annual Thanksgiving Feast is back! On Tuesday, 11/13/2018, 5-7 PM, we’re serving up delicious food and would love for you to join us!

Bring yourself, your family, your friends, your coworkers – you can even bring a random stranger! We just want a chance to see you all and say “Thanks!” face to face. 😊

This free! for all dinner will be held at the Conservation Club in West Mansfield: 701 South Main Street, West Mansfield, OH 43358

We hope to see you soon!

“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.”

-Henry Van Dyke

October, 2018 Issue – Trick or Treat?

What a treat! 

This autumn season is off to a wonderful start! With a surplus of food in our pantry, we were able to host an extra Food Pantry Saturday in September. That means more food filling more stomachs, and we couldn’t be more excited!

A hearty thank you to all of our volunteers and patrons who make things like this possible. We say it a lot, but it’s just the truth: we couldn’t do this without YOU.

Thank you for giving, buying, and spreading the word. You are heroes!


Our $5 bag seems to be quite the hit, so we’ve decided to run the sale for the entire month of October! Stop in any time to load up a bag of clothes and shoes for just $5!!

But that’s not all: it’s Halloween season, and we are ready to costume you right up! Stop in soon to check out our costumes – just $2 a piece. You can’t beat pricing like that!

Sale runs 10/01/2018 through 10/31/2018 during regular store hours. Bags provided by the store. Please see store representative for more details.

We know it’s hard to believe, but winter is right around the corner. To give you a head start on prep, we’re also running a Winter Coat Sale this month.

Sale runs 10/01/2018 through 10/31/2018 during regular store hours. Please see store representative for more details.

From the classics…

“Oh, Marilla,” [Anne] exclaimed one Saturday morning, coming dancing in with her arms full of gorgeous boughs, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn’t it? Look at these maple branches. Don’t they give you a thrill—several thrills? I’m going to decorate my room with them.”

“Messy things,” said Marilla, whose aesthetic sense was not noticeably developed. “You clutter up your room entirely too much with out-of-doors stuff, Anne. Bedrooms were made to sleep in.”

“Oh, and dream in too, Marilla. And you know one can dream so much better in a room where there are pretty things.”

-Excerpt from Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

September, 2018 Issue – First Day of Fall!

Fall has always been one of our favorite times of year. The gorgeous autumn leaves, the cuddles around campfires, the cozy sweaters and cute boots. Top it off with a steaming cup of joe and, well, goshdarn that’s paradise.

We’re eager for the first day of fall to get here. September 22nd, so close we can taste it! And the mood is kinda taking over. Our wonderful store volunteers put together some stunning displays in our store windows.

I mean, just look at this!

Doesn’t this just give you all the cozy, homey feels? It does for us.

We know that stuff can’t make you happy; it’s just a fact! But each piece can contribute to the atmosphere of your home and can encourage the things that do bring happiness: family talks over gorgeous platters brimming with food, memories sparked by decorative frames showing off smiling children, love blossomed by blankets snuggling lovebirds on date night.

At our steeply discounted prices, most anyone can afford to shop and make their house a place where happiness can find itself a home.

And the truly most wonderful, most amazing part is that each time you shop here, those who can’t afford to do so can come in and be blessed. The more you shop, the more we can give.


On that note, there are just two weeks left of our $5 bag sale!! After seeing how much you all loved our Back-2-School sale, we couldn’t leave you hanging and extended the sale for the rest of August and into September. The final day to get in on this deal is Saturday, September 15th. You definitely don’t want to miss out.

There is no limit to the number of bags you can buy or how often you can come back and fill them up. Just stop in, shop around, and bless a life.

With it being Labor Day weekend, we feel it’s fitting to leave you with this thought:

“Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right using of strength.”

-Henry Ward Beecher

August, 2018 Issue – Back to school already?!

Where oh where did the summer go?

It seems like summer breaks get shorter and shorter, but it’s okay to be a little excited this year. Why? Because it’s the season of Back-2-School sales! We do so love a chance to spend a little and get a lot, don’t you?

Speaking of, we’re busier than ever and a little short on volunteers. Do you have some spare time that you can donate to a worthy cause? Please consider filling out the volunteer application today and joining the movement to feed the hungry in Logan County, Ohio.

If you don’t have spare time, we understand – life is busy! Please consider helping out another way instead: spread the word that we’re here. There are so many people, in all of our lives, who are going through seasons of struggle. We may not always see it, but we are all surrounded by people in need. You can help!

By casually bringing up what we do in a conversation, you can make people aware of the opportunity to get assistance without even knowing they need it!

It’s as simple as saying: “Have you heard of the Give & Take in West Mansfield? They’re a thrift store that funds a food pantry. Free food every second and fourth Saturday- now that’s pretty cool!”

You never know how a casual comment can change a life. ❤



Come one and all, this week or next, and fill a bag or two with clothing and shoes!! Okay, go hog wild and get more than just two bags. We know you want to! 😉

The sale is running now through Saturday, 8/11/2018, and we recommend you don’t delay! Stock goes fast, so you’re going to want to make this a priority!

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

-Neale Donald Walsh


July 2018 Issue – Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

It is our sincerest hope that on this Independence Day, we will all treasure every moment with friends and family. The freedoms and liberties we have are not taken for granted; they are the hard-won result of the sacrifice of millions. We are so blessed to live in a nation that gives its citizens the right to lifeliberty, and the pursuit of happiness. So let’s take advantage of all of those this week and celebrate our independence! Be safe and have fun!

Our hours are a little different this week in order to give our volunteers a break. Keep these days and hours in mind during your weekly shop! 🙂


Our Back to School Sale this year might just knock your socks off, so you’re definitely going to want to keep an eye on our Facebook Page for details. 😉

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

-Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration of Independence