As I was tinkering around my house over the holidays, I had a fun realization - I have a LOT of treasures from Hearts for Hospice. And most of these treasures are quite functional and used on a regular basis. (Curious? See photo gallery below!)
This realization made me want to shout from my rooftop - if you're not shopping at Hearts for Hospice, why in the world not?? In case you need convincing, here are 4 reasons why you should visit Hearts for Hospice on your next shopping trip:
1. You're shopping for a good cause. Our operating costs are low, which means that the majority of our profits go directly to support local hospice organizations. All of our items (clothing, housewares, furniture, jewelry, medical equipment) are donated to us, and we are staffed by a team of dedicated volunteers.
2. The items are unique. When you buy something from Hearts for Hospice, it's unlikely you'll see the same item at your friend's house. Because our items are donated, its not often that we get two of the same item. Seriously - tell me how many of your friends are also going to have an oval-shaped painting of two owls? (see gallery below.)
3. Every item has a story. I love the idea that every item I buy has already lived a life with someone else. How many dinners have these candlesticks seen? How many celebratory cakes have been displayed in this cake stand? I feel like I'm carrying on a piece of history with each item.
4. Bargain prices. Items are priced to sell, and discounts are frequent.
Whether you're just in the mood to shop, or you're searching for something in particular, there's a good chance that Hearts for Hospice has something for you! Our shop is powered by friendly volunteers who are always happy to help!
Hearts for Hospice
444 Main St, Springfield OR
Open Wed-Sat, 10am-4pm
Do you have an unused van that is just taking up space? We'd be happy to take it off of your hands and put it to good use in our community! Here's why...
If you've ever been in the alley behind the Hearts for Hospice shop, you may have noticed an old, tan van sitting there. While it is old and unsightly, this van is actually one of our most treasured assets!
Before COVID-19, we used the van as a storage unit, holding donations until we could sort them and put them out for sale in the shop. Now, in our "new normal", we are setting all donations in our warehouse to "air out" for 72 hours before bringing them back to the shop to be put out for sale. This requires us to move donations from the shop to the warehouse and back multiple times per week.
While tedious, this system was working fine... until the old tan van's battery quit working! After a check-up from a trusted local mechanic, we realized additional repairs were necessary and we were looking at a laundry list of needed repairs to keep this thing running safely.
So, like we mentioned previously, we are in need of a new van. We don't need anything special, it doesn't even have to be tan :) We just have one requirement: we need a van that is reliable.
If you have a vehicle that might be the right one for the job, we'd love to chat with you! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-505-9232.
**UPDATE! We are the proud owners of a beautiful new van! A generous couple from the community heard of our need, and funded the purchase of a new-to-us minivan. We sure do love this community!