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Repairers of the Breach was founded in 1991 by Shirley and Gene Smith, Julie and Richard Fairburn, and Hub and Pat Doyle. 


Our mission is to share our love of Jesus Christ by providing help and hope to the housing insecure, homeless, hungry, or otherwise vulnerable and in need.

In the late 1990s, we moved into our current location, a 22,000 square foot building that used to house the Oxford Manufacturing Company aka “The Shirt Plant.” 


Initially, the ministry focused on helping the families of those who were incarcerated.

As time went by, we saw that many of our friends and neighbors struggled with the most basic necessities like food, paying for water and electricity, and keeping a roof over their head.

We opened the thrift store to help our neighbors meet these needs. 


Donated items are sold in the store to fund the ministry or are given directly to people in need.  We accept donations of housewares, furniture, appliances, clothing, books, toys, hygiene items and more. We have a box truck that can be used to pick up larger donations.

Financial donations are used to provide direct assistance to people in Newton who are in need. You may donate directly using our online form.


All of our profits after expenses are put back into the community through our work.  

As we are a 501c3 non-profit, any donations are tax-deductible. 

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