The Spring of Willcox will be having a benefit yard sale September 18, 2021. Donations are greatly appreciated and if you want to sell your own items you can set up a table for only $10. All proceeds will go to support the ministry of The Spring in reaching out to area youth and families.
Thank you for your support and we are looking forward to seeing you there.
Check out our events upcoming in September at The Spring! We are open Tuesday through Saturday 2PM to 8PM so come in and see us and hang out. We have ping pong, TV, will soon have a pool table and mini-basketball games. Snacks and drinks are also available.
The Spring exists to minister to youth and families. Our vision is grander than merely offering a space for youth to hang out. We want to help prepare them for life, a successful life. For many of our youth, this means ending the cycle of poverty. We believe that charity ought to do good, which means teaching people to fish rather than merely giving them fish. This coming May, we will begin having a sustainability class (4 weeks) for youth who desire to prepare for sustainable lives. Youth who participate in the class will be eligible to receive a scholarship from The Spring. We want to invite your business in. There are a few ways you can help us in our endeavor to equip and help youth in the Valley:
Donate regularly as a business or other organization,
Place one of our donation boxes at your place of business, or
Take advantage of any of our services for your business.
Place a donation box.
We would love to design and build a website for you.
If your business offers goods or prepackaged food, we would love to sell it during our business hours–giving you more exposure and a second selling location. There are no monthly fees, simply a 25% commission on goods sold.
If your business must offload merchandise, we accept donations of items in good condition to sell in order to support our ministry.
Metal signage for your business, farm, ranch, or house
We offer custom metal cuts according to your needs, and the profits help support our ministry in the Valley.
We have some exciting news for anyone who sells in Willcox. Consignment is now free!!!
If you have crafts, want to start a business selling your merchandise, or want to turn a hobby into small source of income, ask us about our consignment space. There is no monthly fee and a mere 25% commission on all sales.
Most of our ministry is to youth and families in The Valley, and our youth lounge and shop is open Tuesday-Saturday 2pm-8pm. We have consignment spaces available and want to help new businesses get started by offering our space rent-free. You read that right, rent-free. Why? Part of our mission is to help people in Willcox do well. Further, we want to provide entrepreneurial youth an opportunity to run their businesses at The Spring, teaching them business principles to help prepare them for life after high school.
The new rent-free business opportunity at The Spring
One of the greatest hindrances to the startup of new businesses is the cost–licensing, incorporating, taxes, rent, utilities, website, merchandise, promotions, insurance, and so on. We want to help alleviate some of that and get you on your way to starting your business; we believe our community will profit more and more. Simply fill out the form below and we will get started with your email consultation.
How it works
There are two options. 1) You can do business as part of The Spring, eliminating the up-front cost of licensing, incorporating, and insurance. We’ve got your back. 2) You can get your licensing, incorporate, pay your own taxes and insurance and operate as your own entity within The Spring. If you only have a dream, we recommend starting at number 1, and we will help you with the rest at the appropriate time. If you know what you are doing and just need space, we like starting at number 2. Either avenue you take, our ultimate goal is to get you sustainable and into your own place at the appropriate time. This is part of our non-profit ministry in Willcox and is available to anyone close enough to The Spring.
Doing Business as Part of The Spring
If you are just getting started and need all the help you can get, you can do business as part of The Spring. Since The Spring is a tax-exempt non-profit, you don’t even have to worry about taxes. What’s the catch? All revenue must be reinvested into the non-profit. This is one reason we want to help you register your business and move to number 2 (above) as quickly as we reasonably can–more profits in your pocket. You might ask, “How can I be paid if all revenue must be reinvested?” At this stage, The Spring would pay you a commission as an honorarium, to be decided during consultation, from your sales and investing the rest to replenish your inventory if applicable and help your business to thrive. We’ll include you every step of the way so you can see exactly how your earnings are being reinvested into you. Along the way, we will help you incorporate and get anything else done you need to get done before running your own business and paying your own taxes. You may prefer this option because you can do what you love, earn a commission that is like the profit you’d earn if you incorporated, and only pay personal income tax.
This option is available for most business types, excluding food-service because our current credentials and insurance does not allow for food to be prepared and served while we are open.
This option is available for youth who want to start a business but are not yet able to register their business.
For anyone who takes advantage of this option, we may offer grants to help with the cost of moving you to number two and eventually into your own building. Again, our dream is to see Willcox thrive.
Doing Business Under Your Own Registered Name
If you already have your business name and necessary paperwork completed, we simply want to offer our space until you can find your own place and afford it. You replenish your inventory, if applicable. You pay your own taxes. You use your own POS system. You provide your own insurance. We provide you space rent-free. You might ask, “How can you afford to do that?” Instead of charging you rent, we ask you do donate a percentage of your profits, to be decided during consultation. If you have your own registered business name and necessary registration but don’t want the trouble of managing your own finances, we can create a hybrid of numbers 1 and 2.
Some forms of foodservice can take advantage of #2 or the hybrid option.
Those same grants we mentioned earlier may be available to help you move into your own place when your business is ready.
Other services to help you succeed
Free of charge, your business will be included in some of our ad campaigns and receive a unique page on our website.
When you are ready, we can talk about your own website, branding, and unique ad campaigns–which are some of the services we offer.
Consignment space is available from $6/mo. if you would simply like to display your merchandise and have us sell it for you.
If you plug-in to The Spring, we will be offering college scholarships to those who show that they are interested in building sustainable lives–which benefit the whole community.
We look forward to serving you
All donations, including what receive from our consignment vendors and business partners, go to help sustain The Spring and our youth and family outreach efforts. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
The Spring has been a treasured place for youth ministry for the last 13 years. Finally, it is reopen. I have poured my time, sweat, and money into The Spring because I believe in investing in our youth. I believe so much in such an investment that I, along with the other Spring team members, have personally poured in thousands of our own dollars in order to invest in your children through The Spring. Many of you are excited to see The Spring operational again. Here are a couple of highlights:
Our student lounge is currently open from 2-8pm Tuesday-Saturday (we will close early this Saturday to support one of our team members as he preaches).
There are games and activities available for your children at no cost, and we are adding to their options daily.
The Spring is a safe place for them to hang.
We have zero tolerance for bullying.
We are closed on Sundays because we want to encourage families to be in church together.
I want you to know that The Spring is now more than a youth ministry. The Spring is more than a cool hang-out with cool music and opportunities for youth to have fun. We are invested unconditionally in the future of youth here in the valley by building a sustainable ministry that will serve Cochise County for generations. We are even creating a scholarship with our children’s entire lives in view, from chillin’ at The Spring to applying for college to, perhaps, starting their own businesses. This fund is called the Team Willcox Scholarship Fund.
The scholarships depend entirely on donations made to the fund. Through youth ministry, we hope to equip our youth to build a greater Willcox and a better world. I want to invite you to check out this website. Visit and learn what we are all about. Here are some things you can already begin doing:
Pray for The Spring’s new ministry to the youth of Sulphur Springs Valley.
Pray for each one who will come through our doors, receive a scholarship, or apply for a grant later in life.
Encourage your children to come chill at The Spring anytime during our regular hours. Hang with them if you are able.
Consider donating and/or sharing this open letter.
We do provide snacks and drinks at our storefront. We offer parents the opportunity to give their children store credit to spend on snacks. If you know your children are hanging out, store credit is an easy way to ensure they are where you think because they can’t go spend money anywhere else. It is also a good way to keep from having your children carry your cash or card.
So, come on in and chill. Charge your soul. Change the world. Check out all of our other opportunities. There are two events you should be aware of. We invite you to come to both in order to get a good sense of our renewed vision and mission.
Be sure to like and follow The Spring on Facebook, subscribe to this blog, and sign up for our digital newsletter to see the latest updates as they are released. We have been praying for you and your families. We a happy to be serving you and your children in the name of Christ Jesus our Lord and investing in their future.
See you soon.
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We are glad to announce that the Spring of Willcox is now up and running and is here to provide a safe, relaxing place for our youth and families to hang out. Though The Spring is still under construction, we have games, places to chill and relax, consignment space available, snacks, and plenty of reading material.
We are also looking to fill out the local artist list for our inaugural Benefit Concert so if you are a musician please contact us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone 520-253-1021 so that we can get you on the list.
Update!!!! The Grand Opening is being moved to a Time to be Determined. Our limited editon hats are still onsale so please check the link below to have your very own.
The time is rapidly approaching that The Spring will start blooming once again. The final steps in acquiring the property are in full motion. We are preparing for a fruitful harvest in the coming days, weeks, and years thanks to all the support we have received from the dedicated people of Willcox, Cochise County, and lands far beyond.
A New Era for The Spring
My name is Luther Stapleton and I am the new Director of Ministry for Christoa Ministries in Willcox. The Spring of Willcox is an answer to prayer for my family and myself as we have been looking for a way to reach out to young people and families of Willcox and the surrounding areas of Cochise County. This prayer has been answered and through the efforts of Christoa Ministries The Spring has been given new life.
We are very excited for what is happening in Cochise County and to continue reaching our Young People and their families we are still in need of supplies to prepare for our Grand Opening scheduled for June 5th, 2021. If you are able to help or know of anyone who can with the items listed below, please let us know by contacting me at email@example.com
coin-op billiards tables.
How to attend the Grand Opening
Space for the Grand Opening of The Spring is limited so,
Help us furnish The Spring and make it a chill place for everyone to hang out, read, do homework, play games, etc… This limited edition hat will not be available after this fundraiser ends and is of perfect, breathable retro style for the culture and windy seasons of Willcox. Be sure to come to our grand opening party to pick up your hat on June 5, 2021. The hat is yours to purchase.
You can also make a donation of 25$ to secure your space. All funds raised will go directly to Christoa Ministries Inc to finance The Spring Center of Willcox.
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The contract has been signed, and we are moving forward with our plans to #savethespring!
We want to take a moment to thank our most recent anonymous donor, who contributed $1,000 to this project. As a reminder, we have until April 30th to meet our $50,000 goal. Let’s invest in our Willcox community together.
You can donate as an individual, church, or business. If you are interested in investing in your own business space in The Spring, please contact us.
We also have an employment opportunity available. It is a temporary job as an independent contractor going up to April 20, 2021 as our primary fundraiser organizer and pays a 10% commission. Work from home. Set your own hours. If interested, contact us.
As you may well know, the poverty rate in Willcox is higher than 20%, which means many people in our beloved town live with less than adequate means. The Spring has always been about serving youth who need a place. As we strive to #savethespring, we want to help a few small-businesses get started. We want to help boost the economic fortunes of the families in our town.
Our first step will be to offer business space rent-free for an indefinite period of time to larger investors. Essentially, this means that you can reserve a space for your business, and the price that would normally only allow you to rent a space for 20 months secures your small business space forever–effectively eliminating that overhead cost and helping you to thrive in a down economy. Your space comes with a webpage at willcoxspring.com and business signage/including free logo design for the front of the building.
By taking this step, we hope to build a healthy, symbiotic relationship with small businesses in Willcox and help a few entrepreneurs get started for much less of an investment than would normally be required.
If you are interested, please fill out the following form, and note that investments must be paid prior to April 30, 2021 and will be given on a first-come basis:
Hey everyone. A few weeks ago, I got connected with a man who knew about a recently closed ministry here in Willcox. After hearing about the ministry and all the good it did for youth and families in Willcox, my heart sank. Willcox needs The Spring.I asked around and, this morning, got to meet John. I have a vision to see The Spring reopened and sustained for decades to come. I’ve been in contact with the real-estate agent handling the property and the current property owner, who is being very generous. I think it is possible to #savethespring.I want to see The Spring continue to benefit the community like it has for the past 13 years and keep the legacy alive. I won’t be able to do it without you, so please stay tuned for the latest information about opportunities and fundraising. If you have any interest in being a part of the reopening, please shoot this page a message and let me know what you think and how you would like to be involved. I want to invite you to share updates with the #savethespring hashtag.
We have been talking with the real estate agent handling the property. We have until April 30, 2021 to secure the down payment. This will be a ministry for families in Willcox. As such, we are relying on you all to #savethespring. We can’t do it without you. Please click on the link below to give, and help us reach our $50,000 goal by April 30, 2021.