The history of the Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary’s Superfluity Shop goes back almost 70 years, notes letter-writer B. Kasahani. (File photo)

The history of the Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary’s Superfluity Shop goes back almost 70 years, notes letter-writer B. Kasahani. (File photo)

LETTERS: True devotion and spirit of giving

Editor: There is a group who are unpaid and unsung, who spend their retirement to give back.

Editor:

There is a group of mostly women who are unpaid and unsung, and who spend their retirement or leisure time to give back to their community in ways that no one can see.

That is true devotion and the true spirit of giving.

They work in White Rock, in a gem of a store that only locals seem to know about. It is called the Superfluity thrift shop, which is part of the Peace Arch Hospital Auxilary Society (www.pahas.ca).

The history of the shop goes back almost 70 years, when a group of visionary ladies decided to create a thrift store, staffed by volunteers comprising mostly of retired ladies.

The store has been functioning effectively for all this time without ever closing its doors.

The staff over all these years have been caring people, some of whom have used their retirement years to give back to their community at the expense of not only their precious time, but also doing physical work that most of us would find too demanding.

They not only go through all the generous contributions that the community provides, cleaning, storing and pricing these items, but they also move heavy furniture, repair items and do phenomenal things most of us would find daunting.

The result of all this work has been that these heroines have over the years contributed substantial amounts of money to the Peace Arch Hospital for equipment that is used for care of patients and the betterment of their community.

We believe that the citizens of our community should not only be aware of the selfless contributions of these women, but also would want to take a moment to realize that without this sacrifice and unselfish dedication, our hospital would not have much of the updated equipment that has been provided by the auxiliary.

We would encourage readers to take the time to visit this store on 15163 Prospect Ave, in White Rock, and see for themselves the work being done. The store hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday-Saturdays, except on stat holidays.

To the staff of Superfluity, we therefore say a heartfelt thank you for all your courage, selfless dedication and commitment.

B. Kasahani, Surrey