If you could do one good thing today, what would it be? Would you help someone who needs care?
Today is National Give Something Away Day – a perfect day to pack up your unneeded, gently-used clothes, dishes, furniture and other stuff to give away to the Suncoast Hospice Resale Shops.
Everything you donate or purchase at the Resale Shops stays local and supports people and families cared for by Suncoast Hospice and Empath Health.
This means we can help cover the costs of care for those unable to afford it; supply items from our stores to those in our care who are in need; or fund extra programs that further support and improve quality of life for those we serve.
Helping Our Community
Recently, the Resale Shops stepped in to give items to a destitute family whose child is in our pediatric care. They moved here to start a new life following last year’s devastating Hurricane Maria back home in Puerto Rico.
“They came with nothing due to the conditions from Hurricane Maria. We are providing them with many home items, such as furnishings, housewares and small appliances, to rebuild here while their child gets the services needed from our pediatric care team,” shared Joan Spies, Resale Shops supervisor.
A struggling EPIC HIV client also recently benefited from our Resale Shops, Spies added.
“He was homeless and they (EPIC) were helping him get a job in the food service industry to help him get back on his feet. The case worker came to our Countryside store and found a pair of non-skid shoes, as required in that industry, and put them on hold until they could find out the proper process. I happened to see the shoes and called the case worker. Not only did we provide the shoes, we also moved them to a closer store to make it more convenient for pick-up.”
You Can Make a Difference
Donate, shop or volunteer at our Resale Shops and help bring much-needed care and support to our community. Thank you for your generosity!
Drop off your donations to our Countryside, Clearwater or St. Petersburg locations Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also call during store business hours to schedule a pick-up of large items. Visit our website for more information.
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