The Hartville Thrift Shoppe, located at 938 W. Maple St., Hartville, Ohio, is an independent non-profit organization, governed by a Board of Directors from local area churches . We are a part of a network of thrift shops who support the mission of the Mennonite Central Committee, and our financial contributions provide valuable resources to both our local and global community.
GerOur donors divert items from landfills by donating them to our store. Our volunteers and staff receive, process and present these donations for sale enabling us to offer quality items at an affordable price to our customers.
Our store is staffed largely by volunteers which minimizes expenses and enables us to donate more to MCC where the store’s donations are used to support relief, development and peace around the world.
To financially support the mission of Mennonite Central Committee through the dedication of volunteers and staff by taking quality donations and making them available at an affordable price.
Mennonite Central Committee is a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches that shares God’s love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. Visit the Mennonite Central Committee website.
Our Core Values
Peace & Justice * Community * Service * Stewardship
We have a people-first focus and we value our staff, our volunteers, our customers, our donors, and believe that each is to be treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to a safe and comfortable environment where all will feel welcome and accepted. We strive to cultivate a friendly, healthy, and calm atmosphere.
We are rooted in Hartville and value our role as a local thrift store.This sense of community colors our decision-making, from the way we treat staff, volunteers and donors, to the way we handle the donated items we are entrusted with and the sales we receive.
Phil Stauffer is our Executive Director. He has more than 25 years of experience managing a variety of businesses for non-profit agencies. Phil strives to build and lead an inclusive team where everyone’s ideas are valued.
He has a Master’s Degree in Economic Development from Eastern College and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Eastern Mennonite University. Phil has been with Hartville Thrift Shoppe since 2012 and is passionate about furthering the mission.
Our Hartville Ohio thrift store is sponsored by several Stark County Ohio Churches. These churches share our values and commitment to global missions and supporting the local community. They include:
- Bethany Mennonite
- Mission: To exalt Jesus Christ by following Him in obedience, and to disciple and equip each believer to reach the lost with His love. Learn more about Bethany.
- Cornerstone Community Chapel
- Mission: Calling people to Jesus. Cultivating a community of maturing and multiplying disciples. Creating a culture of compassion to those who are near to and far from God. Learn more about Cornerstone.
- Evermore Community Church
- Mission: To love and lead all people to a life change through Christ Jesus! Learn more about Evermore.
- Maple Grove Mennonite
- Mission: Disciples of Jesus Revealing His Kingdom Through Love, Spiritual Growth, and Service Together. Learn more about Maple Grove.
- Beech Mennonite
- Mission: We seek to live as Missional Christians by becoming intentional about our lives and our relationships, and we focus on prayer for God to open windows of opportunity to bring Christ’s love to others. Learn more about Beech Mennonite.
Board of Directors
Our Board is made up of members of or recommended by members of the sponsoring churches. Current board members include:
- Perry Miller – Board Chair, Maple Grove Mennonite Church
- Dan Dutcher – Vice Chair, Maple Grove Mennonite Church
- Amy Glick Helmuth, Beech Mennonite Church
- Ryan Tatum – Treasurer, Cornerstone Community Chapel
- Shaun Byler – Cornerstone Community Chapel
- Sheila Hostetler – Secretary, Beech Mennonite Church
- Gerald Wagler-Bethany Mennonite Church
- Ryan Slabaugh – Evermore Community Church
- Brenda Troyer – Bethany Mennonite Church