Haven Ministries’ Hope Warehouse Sponsors Art Auction

Haven Ministries’ Hope Warehouse Sponsors Art Auction

Haven Ministries’ Hope Warehouse Sponsors Art Auction

Haven Ministries’ Hope Warehouse is having an Art Auction benefiting Haven Ministries on Friday, April 28, 2023 at Cascia Vineyard at 1200 Thompson Creek Road in Stevensville starting at 6 p.m.   Hope Warehouse offers used appliances, furniture, artwork, and building supplies for purchase in Queenstown. The sale of items at a reduced cost to the public support Haven Ministries’ other ministries in the community, including its homeless shelter, food pantry, street outreach, and resource center. The Art Auction, which will feature live and silent auctions featuring art donated by the community and local artists, will also offer lite fare and libations for guests. 

Hope Warehouse often receives donations of all types of quality artwork and crafted pieces to sell to the public.  Occasionally, they receive original pieces of artwork which are more valuable.

According to Joni Melotti, Hope Warehouse Manager, and Lorraine Sincavage, Lead Volunteer, who are organizing the event, “It occurred to us that an art auction might be a great way to offer a fun experience while raising money to support Haven Ministries’ many outreach programs that help citizens in our community.  It also brings more attention to the presence of Hope Warehouse and Our Daily Thread and the quality donations we receive through both.”

“Additionally, we hope that we will gain more visibility as a charity to which members of our community can donate while also shining a light on our dedicated sponsors.  The donations of artwork from local artists for the auction also showcase the local talent we have in the area which helps the artists as well.   We are so appreciative of the generosity of our community and hope this event will expand our revenue and bring more visibility to the work of Haven Ministries in our community.”

Sponsors of the event to date include Cascia Vineyard, Kent Island Federation of Arts, and Queen Anne County Art Development. The following are sponsors who provide continued support of Haven Ministries: PNC Bank, Miltec Construction Services and Supplies, Inc., The Narrows, Judy Center Early Learning Hub, Marriage Miracles, Waterman Realty Company, Homeland Tile and Escrow, The Shore Update, Social Point Media and Marketing, What’s Up Media, Increte, and the Jacob Sloan Foundation.

Tickets for the Art Auction cost $30 in advance , $35 at the door and include a glass of wine at the event. Tickets can be purchased at Hope Warehouse, Our Daily Thread Thrift Store or online.

Love shapes the ministry, love transforms people, and hope prevails at Haven Ministries.  Haven Ministries operates a seasonal Homeless Shelter, a Resource Center, and Food Pantry in Queenstown, Our Daily Thread Store in Chester, Hope Warehouse in Queenstown, and a Food Pantry Truck in Sudlersville.

Pictured left to right are Barbara Regalia, Lorraine Sincavage, Lead volunteer, and Joni Melotti, Warehouse Manager,  holding a sampling of the artwork to be featured at Haven Ministries’ Hope Warehouse Art Auction on April 28


Haven Ministries Hires Cindy Clark as Director of Development

Haven Ministries Hires Cindy Clark as Director of Development

Haven Ministries Hires Cindy Clark as Director of Development

Cindy Clark of Stevensville was recently hired as the Director of Development at Haven Ministries. For the last 23 years, Clark worked in the commercial insurance industry. Her most recent position was with CNR Insurance Inc. in Annapolis.

“I pursued this position with Haven Ministries because of the opportunity it offered me to use my skills and gifts for the greater good of my community,” reflects Clark.

Clark holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland College Park and an Associate of Arts degree from Montgomery College in Rockville. In addition, she completed several courses in commercial insurance over her career and earned accredited designations in the field (CIC, CISR, CLCS).

Her volunteer work has included a number of fundraising activities including organizing events to raise funds and support the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer – volunteering as a crew member for a number of years; creating a small fundraiser for Busy Bodies Children’s Gym; and recently most recently acting as a co-chair for Lighthouse Christian Academy’s auction gala in 2021. In her new role at Haven Ministries, she will be responsible for raising funds, planning and coordinating fundraising events, as well as developing and overseeing the various community partnership programs and campaigns.

“I have always been passionate about fundraising. My sister is also very passionate about it, raising funds for Special Olympics,” Clark states.

“I like that Haven Ministries is a Christian-based ministry involving local churches. I also like that it is helping people in our community right down the street – we are helping our neighbors.”

Clark is looking forward to meeting with local businesses in the coming days that support Haven Ministries’ many activities and events.  The organization’s upcoming events include its Hope Warehouse Art Auction on April 28, Haven Ministries Golf Tournament on September 22 at Queenstown Harbor, and “Beef, Bonfires, and Cigars” at Kent Island Resort on November 4.

“We are excited to have Cindy come on board. She brings enthusiasm and energy to the position which will enable us to get back to in-person events with our friends and supporters in the coming months,” adds Peter Grim, Executive Director of Haven Ministries.

Clark lives in Stevensville with her husband and son.

To reach Clark, email her at [email protected] or call her at 443-239-4739.

Pictured is Cindy Clark of Stevensville, the new Director of Development at Haven Ministries