The Thrift Shop story: A vision to benefit Community Hospice
Grateful for the loving end-of-life care that her mom received at Community Hospice, Holly Thomas called to donate her mother’s belongings. Upon hearing that Community Hospice did not have a thrift store, she asked, “Why?” When told, “We don’t have anyone to help us start one.” Holly replied, “Well, you do now!”
Along the way, many others joined the effort. More than a decade later, Community Hospice Thrift Shops continue to be a significant way the community engages in supporting patient care and bereavement services for those in our community.
Your support makes a difference
Your support of the Community Hospice Thrift Shops impacts lives. Since 2000, our thrift store shoppers, donors and volunteers have generated nearly $1.8 million for end-of-life care for adults and children in Northeast Florida.
When you shop, donate or volunteer you also help make other Community Hospice programs, such as Community PedsCare, Camp Healing Powers, community education and bereavement support possible.
That's not all. Our thrift stores provide items to families of Community Hospice patients. As part of our emergency financial assistance fund, families in need receive a voucher to “shop” for clothing, furniture or appliances.