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Coastal Hospice Thrift Shop to host tours, open house

Apr 12, 2018

(April 13, 2018) Coastal Hospice Thrift Shop welcomes potential volunteers with behind the scenes tours and an open house in conjunction with National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 15-21.

“This is a chance to take a sneak peek into the operations of our boutique thrift shop, meet the friendly staff and volunteers, and find out how you can help one of the most important revenue efforts of the new Stansell House,” Dave Trax, thrift shop manager, said. “Many people may not realize that every volunteer hour and every dollar spent at the thrift store supports hospice services throughout the Lower Eastern Shore. It’s a unique way to volunteer and support hospice in a fun atmosphere.”

Coastal Hospice Thrift Store open house tours will occur two times a day – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. – Monday through Friday, April 16-20 offering individuals that chance to come in, tour the operation, see what volunteers and staff do at the Coastal Hospice Thrift Store and learn about open volunteer opportunities. Tour visitors are asked to RSVP by calling 410-742-8732.

“Hospice volunteers play an indispensable role in enabling Coastal Hospice to offer the best care possible for our patients, their families and caregivers,” Alane Capen, president of Coastal Hospice, said. “By sharing their time, energy and expertise our volunteers bring compassion and caring to the lives of those in need.”

Coastal Hospice volunteers often serve patients and families at the bedside, but they also assist in the office, help raise awareness, contribute to educational programs, provide fundraising support and support thrift store operations.

The Coastal Hospice Thrift Shop sales directly support the The Macky and Pam Stansell House of Coastal Hospice at the Ocean, expected to open in early 2019.

The house will be a hospice residence for individuals who find their home is no longer the safest place to receive hospice care. Patients and families will receive the medical, spiritual and emotional support they need and feel at home at the Stansell House.

For more information about the thrift shop tours or Coastal Hospice volunteer opportunities, contact Coastal Hospice volunteer services at 410-742-8732.

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