COLUMN: Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary volunteers still on the job

Superfluity thrift shop accepting donations, while gift shop is closed for now

Our Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary is doing what we can during this public-health emergency.

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced us, along with many other community organizations, to cancel many of our fundraising activities.

Our Superfluity thrift shop is still open for donations. Please call our manager Sandy at 604-825-2240 prior to donating so that staff can expect you. When we are able to reopen we will need these items to re-stock our shelves.

We could not raise the money that we do without the generous support of the whole community – that means everyone, the shoppers who come in weekly looking for treasures at the shop, the people who generously donate the fantastic items that we sell and the selfless volunteers who give so much of their time week after week working at the Superfluity thrift shop.

The gift shop at the hospital is currently closed. It will reopen as soon as possible. A big thanks to all of the people who purchase things from our shop and to all of the amazing volunteers who make sure that it is always stocked with thoughtful items for everyone. We could not continue to purchase much-needed equipment for Peace Arch Hospital without the support of the whole community.

We need to look after each other in these uncertain times and stay in touch with people. A friendly phone call goes a long way to help people feel included. If you have a friend or neighbour who may live alone please take time to call them as they may feel isolated.

We will keep people informed as to when we are able to reopen the Superfluity shop and the gift shop. We look forward to seeing all of our loyal customers in the near future.

As Dr. Bonnie Henry, our provincial health officer, says, be calm and be kind. For updates, please see our website at www.pahas.ca

We can also be reached on Facebook, at Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary.

Felicity Matthews writes monthly on behalf of the Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary.

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