Needy Not Greedy - non profit , resale , used furniture , used items , second hand , support our troops ,community ,
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Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.

We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the resale .

HoughtoN lake, MI 48629

Mon - Fri: 9AM - 5PM
Sat: 9AM - 5PM
Sun: open 9-4 
We do stay open later most days until Fall if you drive by and our open flags out & open sign on we will be open .
We offer before / after hour viewing appointments if interested in anything feel free to call for appointment .
We do pick up day / night / weekend  call to arrange we do the best we can to work with you .

FAQ's :

What do you accept ?

Furniture , appliances , books , clothing , household , misc. items , artwork , electronic items working & non working .  housefuls , attics , storage units , garages & such we will help you clean , pack if you need our help in doing so just ask so we can arrange to . We do not charge you to help you donate to us . * Please mark non working if it does not work then we know how to recycle it best . ,we do accept scrap & such to recycle as part of any fund rising we can bring in for our mission.  Any more questions please feel free to call 989-390-5164 ** please note after Nov.1st 989-414-0229 Dan will be handling pick ups for us until late March 2015 . 

Anything we do not have to feed ,for I will forget to feed & it shall die .

Do you pick up unwanted items ?

Yes we do . We try our best to work around your busy days & will need to know what size items as to know to bring . We will work with you best we can . We are ran by volunteers only and try to work out what we can when we can . We also offer free drop off 24/7 on front porch neatly is all we ask .
Any more questions please feel free to call 989-390-5164 ** please note after Nov.1st 989-414-0229 Dan will be handling pick ups for us until late March 2015 . 

What is our mission ?

We actually have 2..
We help those in need ..referred to us by local charities & such . Since 1998 we have helped with always offering free clothing to those in need as well as other items . If they are in need sent to us & we have it we do not sell it to those in need we give it to them . Pay it forward kind of thing . Someone donated to us to help us so we help others when we can . Sorry no we no longer help with cash paying bills for others . We can hardly afford our own in costs of operations . My disability pays for building for I do live in back room . All other funds go for cost of operating . Above & beyond costs all funds go sending care & share packages to our troops around the world to show our support & appreciation from others .  We are not here out of greed we are here for need . People need to know there are people who care when you think no one else cares .
We do care & share packages for our troops .We have helped many families with paying their bills in the past when we could . We have helped many families refurnish their homes after a fire or homelessness . We do what we can when we can with what we have .

What is Park & Sell ?

You park your item on our lot we help you sell it . We have a great location , we help you place on Internet with photos . We help you sell it the best we can .

How do I place item for sell on your lot ?

Very easy you bring in fill out form details sheet . We then start listing it for you everywhere we can free of charge .

What does Park & sell cost ? 

Nothing if you care to make a donation that's fine we appreciate it . It is not mandatory . We are here to help . It is not always about money .

Can I donate a car / boat / or other big ticket item ?

Yes please & thank you . 989-390-5164 Merry for more details .

What are the hours ? 

Currently they are as follows .

now Aug. 2014 thru Sept 30th Mon thru Sat. 9-5 or later call or drive by to see if later ..
ALL WINTER FROM NOV ST THRU APRIL 1ST DOORS CLOSED ...MAY CALL FOR VIEWING AS WELL IF THERE IS SOMETHING YOU'D LIKE TO SEE . Can not promise you our lot will be plowed however . Sorry its just a cost to high for us to put out when closing for winter . Thanks for understanding .

Do you do atm / charge cards or checks ?

Sorry we do not do atm or charges ..there are a few local atm machines and banks close by . We do accept honest checks with ID.

Do you have a layaway offer ?

Yes we do with 10% down and whatever arrangements we work out put in writing .

Do you sell appliances ?

When we have them yes , we can not promise you they will work for any promised amount of time . We do give you a 48 hour return policy in writing if it does not work & you return it within the 48 hours . Sorry that is the best we can offer for these items are used and we do not know the history . When we do know the history we will let you know what we know . We try to be as fair as we can be with all our items .

Rumors have it Needy Not Greedy is closing & has new owner ?

This is just that a rumor . I am closing for winter that is true but God willing I will be back . No new owner I Merry Felk am the proud sole founder & owner of Needy Not Greedy . The building & inventory could be bought , it is for sale but until this actually happens I have no plan in closing the doors for good . It's true I have health issues and can not do as much however out of the kindness of volunteers & friends they keep the doors open & store running when I can not . To them I greatly appreciate dearly for they do it as I do from the kindness of their hearts . There are no paychecks here just all of us doing what we can to help others & support our troops . Has been this way for 30 years . If at anytime I have to close the store it will be posted here on this web page .

How often do you update here ?

I try to as much as I can with photos & events . I can only ask you keep checking often as you'd like to see whats new .

I heard Needy Not Greedy was going on the road ?

Yes from Nov. thru April I will be doing a deals on wheels trail run . Since winter is not the best place for me to be in Northern MI. I will be doing the Flea Market circuit to help raise funds thru the winter months . I am so hoping to actually hand deliver care & share packages in person to some instate Military bases . This will mean a lot to me to actually feel the happiness & gratitude  . Last Dec. we had leftovers too late to mail packages so Christmas eve I dropped off at Vets hospital it was very rewarding & heartfelt to do for me personally . I am so hoping to do again .

What is sign a card for our troops ?

All we ask is a moment of your time to stop in sign a card we place in our packages . We supply cards we just ask your time & sign to show your support .

What do you place in care & share ?

Cards , candy canes , snacks of all types except home baked goods , gift cards , personal items for men & women , phone calling cards , MAGIC JACKS WHEN WE CAN , and loads & lots of love , appreciation & wishes for a safe return . 

Who do you mail them too ?

We have people from the public bring in a current address of a service person and send where requested . We ship out late Nov. depending if overseas or as close to the holidays we can .

Why do you do care & share ?

For I believe every service person whom has , are & will serve for U.S. should feel they are appreciated & people do care . Its not easy leaving your family , life to go fight for our freedom . I feel they deserve the respect appreciation and to know people to care & are willing to share this with as many as we possible . This is just a small token to show for all they do for U.S. everyday .

What does donation in mailbox mean ?

This is when you make a donation buy ..when you place cash donation in mailbox it goes only for care & share packages . When we empty box all funds in there go for purchasing items to send , cards for others to sign , gift cards , and towards the cost of shipping & delivering our care & share packages . We have these sales to raise more cash to send our more goodies & to more service people . The more we have the more we can do . So when we ask just a donation its not for the sale as much as its for more when can extend our appreciation to others that serve for U.S.

How long have you been doing this ?

Since the 1980's started just doing flea markets here & there for extra cash to do nice things for others . Then in late 90's opened a store front in Madison Heights MI. outgrew that went to Detroit store for a while then had offer to restart up here with a lot of help & support from others . Been in Houghton Lake for 6 years as of Labor Day this year . Thank you all for getting me to where I am & to continue to keep doing so . Thank you all so Merry Merry much . I can never find the right heartfelt words to express my appreciation  for all whom have helped me , friends , donors , shoppers , supporters , well wishers , the community , volunteers , the local radio stations ..98.5 & 92.1 the twister & wups , 9and10news , the resorter newspaper , 7and4news , fox news all your help support has been great there are not enough thank yous in the word to express how this all makes me feel . I also must thank my doctors whom have kept me here to be as good as I can be all these years & yes I do thank God everyday that He has made my life this way . 

If I have any other questions or comments ?

Please feel free to call me direct 989-390-5164 anytime with any questions or comments , or post them here on web site , I would suggest do not email me for I do not check emails often . If you'd like to view any items we post as we do check out the following sites please & again thank you : northern MI Houghton Lake Needy Not Greedy
Facebook 4 Needy Not Greedy pages or my personal Merry Felk I should warn you this one is my personal one does not really post too much about store here .
wups 98.5 fm in northern MI
or The twister / swapshop 92.1 fm whenever I can where ever I can post free ads I can be found around . Google Needy Not Greedy to find out more 
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