By Mary Alys Cherry
Interfaith Caring Ministries celebrated the arrival of summer in a big way, with a move of the ICM Resale Shop to a new location — 803 E. NASA Parkway, Suite 118 in Webster, in the Challenger Plaza retail center — and a ribbon cutting ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20.
The ceremony included an appearance by Webster Mayor Donna Rogers, key Webster staffers, the fire department, and Clear Lake Area Chamber staff and ambassadors.
The grand opening included support from ICM Board of Directors, administrative staff, plus Resale Shop staff and volunteers, Resale Shop Manager Gene Garcia and Assistant Manager Sherry Smith. Businesses helping with the celebration included Café Express Baybrook, which donated juice and coffee, Brothers Produce Houston, fruit; Bonnie’s Donuts, kolaches and donuts; and Chick-fil-A League City Towne Center, sandwiches and waffle chips.
The Grand Opening also included a live accordion performance by a Resale volunteer, two $25 gift certificate drawings, and resulted in a historic revenue jump that doubled the normal daily sales.
All in all, Garcia said, the celebration was a huge success and has also allowed the ICM Resale Shop to expand its reach to a new part of the community – situating the new location closer to the Nassau Bay/Seabrook area. “ICM Resale looks forward to serving a new sector of our service area,” he added.
The ICM Resale Shop hours of operation are Monday-Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-5. For heavier donation items, call 281-332-2025 to schedule a pickup.