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We’re one week away from celebrating National Thrift Shop Day at our Suncoast Hospice Resale Shoppes on Thursday, August 17.

Come out for fantastic shopping supporting a great cause. Get flash sales, $1 deals, refreshments, giveaways and 50% off everything in our Countryside, Clearwater and St. Petersburg stores from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Every purchase you make that day and all year long supports the life-changing care we’ve provided to our community for 40 years through Suncoast Hospice and the Empath Health integrated network of care.

With these amazing deals and savings, you and your family can:

• Update your school, work or everyday-wear with one-of-a-kind fashions
• Redecorate you dorm, home or office with beautiful décor
• Refurbish and repurpose furniture
• Make a difference to people and families impacted by illness, caregiving, loss and grief

Your Support Counts

Empath Health depends on the community’s support to our Suncoast Hospice Foundation, including our resale shoppes. These critical funds are needed so we can care for everyone in our community, regardless of their ability to pay.

When you shop, donate or volunteer at our resale shoppes, you help us provide care, services or basic need items from our stores that bring better comfort and quality of life for those we serve.

Other ways you can give to our foundation include individual donations, event support, tribute and major gifts, women’s giving network, corporate sponsorships, planned giving, food/personal care donations and more.

Your dollars support:

• Hospice care
• Home health care
• Senior care and support services
• HIV care and support services
• Palliative care
• Community outreach, advance care planning, counseling and support groups
• Special programs for pregnancy/infant loss, pet care, children and veterans
• More

Going Home

Every gift can change a life. Recently, we were able to take in our patient Roxanne Raynes, who was living with COPD, alone and homeless. Raynes received care for several weeks at one of our Suncoast Hospice Care Centers, a nurse fostered Raynes’ two cats, Hobbs and Myrrh, and the cats and Raynes all flew back to her home state Maine to live with a cousin she called her niece.

“They’re helping me get my babies home, they’re my fur babies. I don’t have any close family. I don’t have anybody. I’m going to be staying with her (niece) and she’s going to help me transition into hopefully a place of my own. I think it will be good for both of us. We’ve always been close,” Raynes shared with our staff in an interview.

Raynes came to Suncoast Hospice upon the recommendation of her doctors during a hospitalization for her advanced illness. She found lots of comfort and support at our care center.

“They’ve done so well trying to get all my needs (met). They’re taking care of the meds and got it set up so I can get hooked in to the hospice up there. They’ve got a bed and a concentrator for my oxygen ready and the nurses will be coming to take care of me,” she said.

Grateful for all of our help, she added, “You can’t ask for better people. It’s amazing what they can do for you. They can handle so many different aspects of everything. I can’t thank hospice enough for everything they’ve done. It does make you realize that there are still decent people out there.”

Thanks and Join Us

Thank you so much for your support. Every gift matters.

Don’t miss our National Thrift Shop Day celebration at our Suncoast Hospice Resale Shoppes on August 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Countryside, Clearwater and St. Petersburg. Please share our event with your friends, family and networks.

Check out our monthly sales calendar for additional deals and savings. Follow the latest store arrivals on Facebook, Instagram and our IfYouThrift.org website. Tag us with your great finds using #IfYouThrift.