Garage of Blessings:
Garage of Blessings was founded in early 2012. After following a calling to make an impact on her Community, Kristiina Miller and her family would take items that were donated by others, set them up in their home's double car garage, and invite people to come and take what they needed with no strings attached, everything free of charge.
After only four months of giving, the incoming donations exceeded the capacity of her garage and even her neighborhood. Now, seven moves (because of growth) and seven years later, the Garage of Blessings is serving its community and beyond in nearly 10,000 square feet!
Garage of Blessings currently serves over 3500 individuals and takes in an estimated 700 individual loads of donations each month (adding up to thousands of bags/boxes). Everything is organized and run smoothly by a team of volunteers who make sure shopping at the "Free" Garage is a treat for everyone that comes through the doors.
Garage of Blessings is a place where all are welcome. Donations go to those in need, in a variety of ways. Shoppers include single mothers & fathers, those seeking to start over after escaping abuse, men and women of the United States Navy (we are located next to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island), our neighbors, those who need a little extra help to make ends meet, and you.
Our goal is to serve those in need. That may be with tangible items or support services for those whose heart needs a little extra kindness and/or direction. The volunteers are here to bless, to listen, to touch people's hearts and to make those less fortunate feel that they are cared about. The Garage is about neighbors helping neighbors, families helping families in need.
The Garage of Blessings is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization
THE GARAGE OF BLESSINGS VOLUNTEERS ARE WAITING TO SERVE YOU!