The White Rock South Surrey Hospice Society Thrift Store was a finalist in the Surrey Board of Trade Business Excellence Awards, and I write this to honour, recognize and publicly thank them and for all of them to see that their contribution is valuable and appreciated.
The society does amazing work in White Rock and surrounding community, and although I work there, this is from me personally, as they inspire me daily with their dedication and their commitment.
I hope to one day be just like them!
White Rock South Surrey
Hospice Thrift Store
A small group of women over tea and some cakes
Said “let’s open a store whatever it takes,”
Then promptly began gathering items to sell
In garages, or churches, where buyers would dwell
Packed in boxes and boxes, in and out they would go
Through seasons and years, their vision did grow.
Til one day arrived and they opened the door
To the White Rock South Surrey Hospice Thrift Store.
Now more than six years has passed since that day
It’s continued to grow, as they work and they play
And this group of volunteers over one hundred and some
Works together each week, has watched their store become
A place where volunteers and customers can share
Stories and friendships with others who care.
Always willing and smiling, stepping up to the plate
Making their community better, no not better, but great!
Still baking, still laughing – over coffee or tea
Sharing there’s no place today, that they’d rather be
Never saying maybe, or we might, or we should
That’s how you became – the little store that could!
Becoming friends and companions, a family of love
This nomination recognizes, all you dreamed of.
From the Surrey Board of Trade, this nod from your peers
Is in appreciation of you for all of these years.
It honours and values each and every one of you
For the time you have given, for all that you do.
And those that came before, and those that have gone
Will know that the vision and legacy carries on.
So you’re already winners in the art of giving
And you’re already winners in the art of living
Your hometown honours all you continue to do
So congratulations to all and a heartfelt thank you.
Victoria Biggs, Langley