My Backporch Treasures

Where shopping is a good deed.

Welcome to our high-end online shopping experience!

Know that your purchase helps our local community in need. Proceeds from our sales directly support our mission, Matthews HELP Center. We are offering new merchandise weekly. Please visit often. Thank you for your support.

Happy shopping :)

Featured Products

"Going to Backporch Treasures is a such unique experience . . . you never know what treasures you will find! It's a fun and great way to up-cycle."

Amy W.

“Great deals....the store volunteers are's so good to buy clothes and be giving back to the community.”

Stephanie G.

"I have always loved going to Backporch Treasures. The new online shopping option is wonderful. I purchased 2 purses, they are beautiful and they look brand new! I will check the online service daily...and still visit and donate. Thank you!"

Janet R.

"I’m enjoying the handbag! It was exactly as the pictured described and I was well informed about the pickup process. Thanks so much and I’m sure I’ll shop again with the MHC!"

Erin B.

About Us

Founded in 1979 by

June Hamrick & Iris Devore

Matthews HELP Center has been bringing the community together since 1979, providing life essentials for local individuals and families in need of assistance. The local community and municipal support have been critical to our mission. We are proud to say that we do not receive federal, state, or local government funding, and no United Way funding. Matthews HELP Center is supported annually through sales in our Backporch Treasures Thrift Boutique and the generosity of local foundations, churches, businesses, families, and individuals like you.

At Matthews HELP Center, we aspire to be recognized as the best place to help and be helped in this community. 

Whether shopping with us here online or in our store, know that you are making a difference in the lives of others. Thank you for your continued support!

Our Mission

To provide short-term crisis assistance to our neighbors in the Greater Matthews community.

Our Vision

A self-sufficient, thriving community for all.

Our Values

Hope: We serve as a bridge to a better quality of life

Empathy: We approach each interaction with kindness and compassion to seek to understand the uniqueness of every situation

Love: We treat each other with respect, dignity and listen without judgement

Partnership: We engage with the community to empower our clients to overcome their current crisis and be better prepared for tomorrow.


Backporch Treasures

119 N. Ames Street Matthews, NC 28105

Monday - Saturday

10 am- 5 pm

Closed Sunday