Where shopping is a good deed.
"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."
“Great deals....the store volunteers are great...it's so good to buy clothes and be giving back to the community.”
"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!"
"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!"
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!
To provide short-term crisis assistance to our neighbors in the Greater Matthews community.
A self-sufficient, thriving community for all.
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.
119 N. Ames Street Matthews, NC 28105
Monday - Saturday
10 am- 5 pm