Pender ReGift Thrift Store
4447C Brookfield Corp Dr. Chantilly, VA 20151
Maryann Weber, founding Director of Pender Regift Thrift Store, received a Master's Certificate in nonprofit management from George Mason University in 2012. Prior to this, she founded Diana's Books, a nonprofit dedicated to sending books internationally to those in need.
In her first career, Maryann was a software programmer and tester, with a degree in mathematics from Virginia Tech. These skills are useful at the store... Maryann does the website development and the accounting.
About Pender ReGift Thrift Store
Record of Annual Gifts
(value of material goods)
Our Mission is to make Disciples for Jesus by demonstrating ways of Knowing, Showing, Growing, Loving and Serving GOD.
We do this through our example of stewardship by receiving, collecting and processing donated items and making them available by word and deed to those in need locally, nationally and internationally.
In the early 70s, Pender United Methodist Church reached out to its neighbors by collecting and distributing furniture, household goods, and clothing to those in need. The Outreach Center was built and expanded. As the decades passed, we grew even more. In 2011, the decision was made to search and obtain an offsite warehouse. The Pender Regift Thrift Store was opened on May 25, 2012.
Steve Higgins, John Higgins,
Maryann Weber, Christian Polhemus
Steve Higgins, Volunteer of the Year 2013, joined our staff part-time at the end of 2013. At the end of 2015, he was hired full time. Steve is our Assistant Manager. Steve has an incredible knowledge of used and vintage furniture. He is extremely dedicated to our mission because of his personal life experiences.
Christian Polhemus may be our youngest staff member, but in one respect, he is our oldest. He joined the Thrift Store in 2012, our first part-time employee. At this time, Chris remains part-time as he pursues studies at NOVA. Christian is the truly the backbone of our operations.
John Higgins, Volunteer of the Year 2015, joined our staff full-time at the end of 2015. John is a fabulous designer and has brought an artistic flair to our shop displays.