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A ministry initiated by the Women's Department of the Baptist Union of South Africa

A shop with a MISSION and a VISION

    To raise funds for:
    Bursaries for Theological Students
    Pastoral / Manse families in Crisis
    Pastor’s Widows in serious need
    Mission and Ministry Projects in the Baptist Union
    Poverty relief to Township and Rural Churches
    Ministry to Aids Sufferers and Orphans
    Job Creation
    Hope Prison Ministry

    The vision is to open a Hidden Treasure charity shop in every city of our country, mobilizing believers everywhere, to give cheerfully and generously to those in need.


  • National franchise
  • Commercial excellence
  • Professional training
  • High Standards
  • Unbelievable prices
  • Community support and respect
  • Poverty relief

A BIBLICAL MODEL: The Early Church in Acts 2:44-45 "All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need."

THE NAME: Matthew 13:44 "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy, went and sold all he had and bought that field."

The first charity shop which opened in East London on the 2nd June, 2003 was our flagship. Born from a burden to assist Baptist Manse families in crisis, as well as ministry projects in the rural areas, the Baptist Women's Department supported Tere Basson and May Shenton, to initiate this venture. All the East London churches participated by donating used household items, furniture and clothing. We appealed for volunteers to work in the shop and have been overwhelmed by the support of our community. Our shop has been a tremendous success and we have since opened 13 more.

Find your local Hidden Treasure Charity Shop.

What is so exciting about our Hidden Treasure chairty shops is that they are positioned in the 'market place'. People who do not attend church, will gladly come in to find a bargain. They are greeted by true Christ-followers who are willing to serve people of all ages, cultures and classes: Each one is treated with love and respect. We truly value our customers.


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