Arlene Case is one of the most persistent people that I have ever encountered. It has been her dream for over 2 years that a new Thrift Store would be opened in our area that would become a sustainable source of funds for our Hospice Program. Arlene is our Hospice Coordinator. Because the Mendocino Coast Hospital Hospice Program is entirely supported by voluntary donations, it has come perilously close in the past year to running out of money. Its 2 biggest fund raisers have been the Annual “Light a Life” Tree lighting ceremony each year before Christmas, and the WineSong! fundraiser of a few years ago.
Thankfully, in addition to these 2 wonderful events, there is an organization in the community called “The Friends of Hospice.” Thank you “Friends of Hospice” for providing the start up funds for the new thrift store. Thank you Arlene and all of your volunteers. And welcome aboard to Heidi Kraut, the new Thrift Store Manager.
The new Mendocino Coast Hospital Hospice Thrift Store is officially open for business. Its hours will be 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday. Donations, volunteers and shoppers are welcome! Your donations are going for a great cause. Hospice volunteers have been providing caring and comfort to patients and families on the Coast for many, many years. With the new thrift store it appears that they will be here for decades to come.