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Drive: Supporting "Tienda el Tio"

Host a Drive and Make a Difference


At Uplifting Ministries, we believe in the power of community and the impact we can have when we come together for a common cause. We invite individuals and churches to join us in hosting a drive one month out of the year to support our store, "Tienda El Tio", located on our property in Guatemala. By participating in this initiative, you will be directly contributing to the well-being of local communities and helping to sustain our ministry.

What to Collect

During your designated month, you can collect the following items for "Tienda El Tio":

  • Inexpensive Jewelry: Accessories that can brighten someone's day.

  • Slightly Used Shoes: Footwear in good condition.

  • Used Phones: Mobile devices that are still intact and functioning.

  • Suitcases & Backpacks: Essential for transporting donations to Guatemala and are valuable to the community.

These items, though simple, hold immense value for the people in the local community. They are sold at an affordable price, making them accessible to those who need them most.


How Your Contributions Help

The proceeds from "Tienda El Tio" are crucial for the self-sustainability of Uplifting Ministries. By selling these donated items, we generate funds that support our various outreach programs and initiatives. This not only helps keep our ministry operations running but also fosters economic activity within the community. Every item sold not only supports the ministry but also gives back to the community, creating a cycle of upliftment and empowerment.

How to Get Involved

Hosting a drive is a straightforward yet impactful way to support Uplifting Ministries. Here’s how you can get started:

  1. Sign Up: Choose a month that works best for you or your church. You can sign up by clicking here.

  2. Promote Your Drive: Spread the word among your community members, friends, and family. Use social media, community bulletins, and church announcements to gather support.

  3. Collect Items: Gather the specified items throughout and previous months. Ensure that the items are in good condition and ready to be reused.

  4. Send Your Donations: At the end of your drive, send the collected items to Uplifting Ministries. We will take care of the rest, ensuring the items reach "Tienda El Tio" in Guatemala and are made available to the local community.

By hosting a drive, you are making a tangible difference in the lives of many. Your efforts will help sustain Uplifting Ministries and bring hope and support to those in need. Thank you for your generosity and commitment to making a positive impact. Together, we can uplift communities and change lives.



Sign Up Now

Ready to get started? Sign up for a drive today and be part of something truly transformative. Click the button below.


Include the following when signing up:

  • Name of who is doing the drive (church, individual, group, etc.)

  • Name and phone number of person in charge of doing the drive.

  • Month, you would like to do the drive.


Click the button below:



Thank you for your support and dedication. Together, we can create lasting change.

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