Rogers City nonprofit resale shop gives to parochial schools

Courtesy Photo Renewed Blessings nonprofit resale shop representatives present checks to local parochial schools in Rogers City. Shown in the photo are shop volunteer Missie Karsten presenting to Drew Rogers of Rogers City Baptist Academy; volunteer Jane Macomber presenting to Cathy Gilmet of St. Ignatius Catholic School; and School Principal Tonya Langlois of St. John Lutheran School, receiving a check from volunteer Ellen Nordin.

ROGERS CITY — In less than three months of operation, Renewed Blessings of Rogers City found itself in the remarkable position to give back to the community.

The nonprofit resale shop, established to provide grants to the city’s churches when they experience a monetary shortfall for special projects, has yet to set up its grant program. But recognizing the pandemic-related financial struggles of the town’s three parochial schools as they prepared for the new school year, it was determined by the board to offer some assistance.

Executive Director Dianne Darga stated simply, “They needed money, and we had some to give away. So we did what we could at the time, with the hope that continued blessings and business growth will result in more help.”

Darga contacted the three Christian schools about the good news and made arrangements for the presentation.


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