23 February, 2021
While our 17 Hospice shops are known for their unique, second-hand finds and welcoming faces, customers aren’t always aware of just how impactful their purchases are. Collectively our shops (from Devonport to Te Hana) are our most significant fundraiser, bringing in around $4 million each year.
We owe the shops’ success to the generosity of donors who bring us good quality items to sell, the managers and volunteers who staff the stores, our supportive landlords, and the loyal customers who continue to shop for pre-loved treasures.
If you’re a hospice shop regular, you may have already spotted our new campaign reminding locals that every dollar you spend, makes life better for a hospice patient. This income directly benefits patients and families by funding our free specialist services such as home visits, inpatient care, counselling, massage and so much more.
Keep your eyes peeled for the bright pink posters and when you’re enjoying that tea out of a mug you purchased at a hospice shop, remind yourself of the difference you’ve made!