About Us

Find out who we are and what we do.

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Who we are

The Care Store is an agency partner of the William Strickler Center since its opening in October of 2017 and is located at 1114 West High Street in Mt. Pleasant. Prior to October 2017, the Care Store operated twice a year (from fall 2014 – spring 2017) as a “pop up store” in conjunction with the CCN mobile food pantry. A more permanent method to meeting practical, essential needs in our community was started in October 2017. Currently, The Care Store is an outreach of Care Ministries of Mt. Pleasant Community Church, a registered 501 (c)(3). Our guests are served by a primarily volunteer team.

What we do

The Care Store provides personal and household care items (items not eligible for retail purchase with a Bridge Card) to individuals in need who have earned Care Bucks from local human services agencies. Guests earn Care Bucks by working with their case workers or through referrals from partner agencies within The Strickler Center. The number of Care Bucks each individual receives is determined by need and the number of members of their household. Special care is given to Veterans and their families to best serve the needs of those who served our country and us.

our Director

Kim McBryde

“Kim knows a good idea when she sees one. The Care Store is a blend of good ideas to help people all in one wonderful place. The Care Store gets to be part of The Strickler Center which is such a fantastic blessing to our community, full of resources for people in need.

Kim loves working with people to help people. Kim has been married to her husband, Jim, for 32 years. Together they have four amazing adult daughters who live around the US and Michigan. Their “empty nest” is now full of a dog, a cat, various birds and numerous saltwater fish. “

Meet

Our Board

Michael Hunter, PhD

Michael Hunter, PhD

Acting President

Founder at Healthcare Improvement Sciences, LLC

Mary Beth Minnis

Mary Beth Minnis

TBD

Assistant Professor, CMU School of Music

Joel Eigenbrood, CPA

Joel Eigenbrood, CPA

Treasurer

Business Manager at Wheeler Dairy, LLC

Holly Knudson

Holly Knudson

TBA

Late Childhood Coordinator, Front Office Assistant, kidLife

Jeff Huisjen

Jeff Huisjen

TBA

Director of Student Life

Shannon Collin

Shannon Collin

TBA

Housing Programs Specialist, EightCap 

Jeremy Stembridge

Jeremy Stembridge

TBA

School Psychologist for Gratiot/Isabella RESD

Shelly Bryant

Shelly Bryant

TBA

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Testimonials

What our guests are saying

“To all of the staff here at The Care Store, you sure are a blessing. Thank you!”

“I just want to thank you guys so much for helping me and my daughter!!! You guys are absolutely wonderful!”

“Thank you for everything you have done for me and my family. Every little thing helps. The smiling and helpfulness from the helper makes it so much easier and makes you feel more welcomed.”

“Thank you for not making us feel like paupers.”

“To everyone here at The Care Store.. I’m very thankful for all you do. It’s amazing & very helpful for those in need, Thank you!”

“I moved into my apartment 2 months ago. Not once have I had to buy anything for our place. Thanks to The Care Store, they are a huge blessing!”

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

If you don’t see an answer to your question here, feel free to contact us directly.

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