Gifts For Our Community

A Brief History

Gifts For Our Community is a nonprofit organization that provides resources to our community in the areas of human services, education and the arts.

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In 1997, a group of executive directors came together to create the Holiday Shop, a seasonal holiday gift and decor retail store run by community volunteers.

In 2005, the board made the decision to open Divine Consign, a year round consignment store operated by volunteers where the community could consign or donate gently used furniture. When donated furniture is sold a share of the proceeds may go to the donor’s recommended favorite charity.

Divine Again, an upholstery shop, opened in 2008 and trains apprentice upholsterers from Partners in Careers and Goodwill Training. We upholster pieces that customers purchase from Divine Consign, furniture that is brought into the store and we will purchase pieces from liquidation sources to recover and sell in Divine Consign. This is productive use of vacant space in our basement and is a good match for Divine Consign.

Divine Bites, a wonderful cupcake shop, has opened within Divine Consign. Our exclusive baker prepares the cupcakes in a commercial off-site kitchen and delivers beautiful, delicious filled cupcakes. Special orders for parties and meetings are available. Vancouver needed its own specialty cupcake store and people have been very excited about the quality and appearance of the cupcakes.

b. divine clothing boutique opened in April, 2013.  Women’s clothing and accessories are donated to this program. The store is located at 1218 NE 88th St. in Hazel Dell. All proceeds will be returned to the community to support the good work being done by our wonderful community charities.

All proceeds are distributed to community charities through grants.

Become a Volunteer with Gifts For Our Community!

There are many unique opportunities to volunteer with Divine Consign.

If you would like to help with the Hope Chest in organizing and inventorying new donated items for distribution to local charity efforts, call Linda Glover at 360-695-6443

If you would like to help with Divine Consign, in merchandising, operations, promotion please contact Cheryl Effinger at 360-695-6443.

Grants Press Release

Board of Directors

Jerry Todd – President
Executive Director of  Learning Avenues Child Care Centers 

Director -Carol Smith  – Vice President

Secretary – Michelle Roussell

Treasurer – Tami Nesburg

Vice President Regent’s Bank

Sam Gilroy-Hicks – Retired Vancouver School District