555 28th Street location closed
In July 2016, Mel Trotter Ministries closed its 555 28th Street location. The purpose of our thrift stores is to support the ministry of programs & services at our downtown Mission. Unfortunately, the 28th Street location was not driving enough retail traffic to sustain itself. On the bright side... the facility has been sold to a local church and we are comforted to know that Lord's ministry will continue there. We are also blessed that Goodwill of Greater Grand Rapids has offered the opportunity for our current 555 staff members to interview for positions at their stores.
Please continue to shop at the Jenison and Sparta retail stores. Donation pick-ups will also continue. We are so grateful for the service of the 555 staff, our faithful shoppers, our volunteers and donors who have supported this ministry to end homelessness.
About our thrift stores
Mel Trotter Thrift Stores are an extension Mel Trotter Ministries' downtown Mission.
All monies received by the reselling of donated items at the stores are used to support the Programs and Services of the Mission.
All parts of the ministry exist to demonstrate the compassion of Jesus Christ to the hungry, homeless and hurting of the greater Grand Rapids area. Donation boxes are available at each store for after hours donations.