THE ATTIC OUTLET
The Attic Outlet is a thrift store ministry that began on February 1, 1997 with a staff of one part-time and two full-time positions along with a large host of volunteers. Our volunteer staff plays an integral part in our ability to minister to the needs of God's children. It is only by donations from our surrounding community and our dedicated volunteers that we are able to exist. Proceeds from the sale of our donated merchandise are used to meet the needs of individuals and families within the Coffee, Franklin, Bedford, and Moore county areas. Some of the areas of service include: Food, Clothing, Rent, Furniture, Household Items, and Utilities.
THE FOOD PANTRY
Our Food Pantry, first of the Community Care Ministries, began at Grace Baptist Church in June, 1996 to help feed the hungry in our own community. When the Attic Outlet opened, the Food Pantry was moved from Grace Baptist Church to the Attic location. The Food Pantry is stocked by donations from individuals, businesses, the members of Grace Baptist Church, and the local postal Food Drive twice a year. In 2017, we were approved as a 2nd Harvest Food Bank Agency.
SUPPORT OUR SENIORS (SOS) MINISTRY
The Support Our Seniors Ministry is a supplemental food box that is distributed out once a month for individuals who meet certain guidelines. Eligibility is based on the number of senior's citizens 62 years of age or older in a single household, total gross income based on current poverty guidelines as listed by the Social Security Administration and 2nd Harvest Food Bank.
Our Firewood Ministry has been added in 2016. Anyone that uses a woodstove as their main heating source can be eligible for free firewood. This process is the same as our financial assistance guidelines. To find out more information about this ministry or any of our other ministries, give our store a call!
The Attic Outlet is involved with several other local organizations such as MADD.org, Partners for Healing, Multi-Co Cancer Support network, Lion's Club, Tullahoma Animal Shelter, Waiting for a falling Star Animial Rescue, Haven of Hope, Avalon Hospice, Adult Literacy Council, Shepard's House, Biblical Concepts of Tullahoma, First Choice Pregnancy Center, Life Choices Pregnancy Center, Kiwanais of Tullahoma and Mattress Firm.