Nicholas was a young man that was called home unexpectedly in the winter of 2017. He had a huge giving heart that was perfectly demonstrated in one of his last acts on this earth.
It was a frigid night in Dover, New Jersey when Nick saw a homeless man on the side of the road freezing. Without hesitation he took
the coat off his back and gave to this man.
Nick then returned home that night and
with his Mom immediately gathered up
more clothes and coats to bring to this
man and others like him at a local
shelter in Dover.
In 2020, Nick’s Mom
and 2 friends came up with the idea to
have a "mobile clothing thrift shop" to
serve those in need during difficult times
including those in housing crisis. We
collect gently used clothing from our
community, wash, hang and drive up to
areas in need and roll out racks and racks
of clothes for folks to choose from. We set
up our “shop” outside in parking lots and sidewalks.
It was a huge success!
This past spring & summer we distributed 1000s of items!
We agreed that we would do this in Nick's honor and to continue what he started. It's a been an emotional and inspiring journey, to keep his spirit alive while helping others as he did bring us hope.
~ Beauty from Ashes
"to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair" Isaiah 61:3
Now that the cold weather is upon us, we were looking to set up Nick’s Hope inside community centers or shelter buildings. Unfortunately, with COVID restrictions we are unable to enter any of these buildings, so we had to come up with an alternate plan. That is when we decided on this website. In partnership with local social service agencies, community shelters and food pantries. We are now offering Shop for FREE with FREE delivery to community centers.
Nick’s Hope is a registered 501C(3) non-profit mobile and on-line thrift shop providing FREE, gently used clean clothes, footwear & accessories to Northern New Jersey neighbors in need.