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

June 2018 Issue – Summer is basically here!

I think we can all agree: with this heat, summer is basically here!

First off, we have another big thank you to send out. Glenna Osbourne, our wonderful volunteer and sale coordinator, helped make the bake sale an amazing success! Between her organization and oversight, and the help of our amazing volunteers who donated food, we raised over $400 to put towards the roof repairs!

We also want to thank YOU for stopping by, buying goodies, and making it all possible. Your donations are feeding families and changing lives. Thank you West Mansfield!!


Come in for quite a steal on swimwear, beach gear, and t-shirts. At a buck-a-piece, it’s worth a visit!

 You may want to keep an eye on our Facebook page as there’s a rumor circling that a surprise $5 bag sale is coming up. But you didn’t hear it from me. 😉 


This months nugget of wisdom comes from Pablo Picasso and is the perfect thought to inspire a summer of adventure..

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”

May 2018 Issue – Spring has sprung!

Spring has sprung and we are excited!

Before we give the scoop on sales, we want to take a second to thank this amazing group of volunteers who gave freely of their time. They went door to door around West Mansfield to pass out flyers and spread the word about the services offered by the Give & Take. That’s amazing and their efforts are not unnoticed! So here’s a hearty THANK YOU! to this crew:



There are several events coming up this month that you do not want to miss. From bake sales, to BOGO 50% sales, to giveaways – we have a lot in store for you!


To enter:

*Like us on Facebook
*Share this Facebook post
*Comment “Done” on the same Facebook post

It’s that easy! And hey, NO WORRIES if you’ve already liked us on Facebook. You can still be entered to win by sharing and commenting!

The contest runs now, May 1st, through the end of the month, May 31st, and every share gets you an entry (limited to one share per day). Feel free to repeat and increases your chances! 



The Give & Take roof is in need of repairs. Proceeds from the bake and clothing sales will be used to help make this happen. Trust us when we say you’ll want to stop by – our very own Joyce Mathys is cooking up some scrumptious pies. In addition to pies, there’ll be fudge, puppy chow, banana bread and more! Not to mention, all clothes and shoes will be just $1 a piece – you really cannot beat that kind of pricing!


We’ll be hosting the next monthly community dinner on May 1st from 5 PM to 7 PM. Come one and all to the West Mansfield Baptist Church to fill up on some delicious foods! You definitely don’t want to miss this as it’s the last dinner before summer break!

Dinner Location:
West Mansfield Baptist Church
271 North Dean Street
West Mansfield, OH 43358

*A HUGE thank you to the West Mansfield Baptist Church for opening your doors! 💚

Let us know you’re coming on Facebook!

Last, but certainly not least, the monthly sale for May is setting you up to get quite a steal on garden and hardware supplies. Be sure to check in the week of the 15th and see what bang you can get for your buck!

We leave you with this nugget of wisdom from Mother Theresa as we look forward to more opportunities to serve and connect with the people of Logan County, Ohio.

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”