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Hospice opens second thrift shop downtown

Worth Repeating 2 store manager Amanda Holmes (left) and Hospice executive director Donna Flood unveil the society’s new thrift store downtown. Bill Phillips photo

When you have something good going on, it’s worth repeating.

That’s exactly what the Prince George Hospice Society has done with its thrift store. Prince George residents are familiar with the store on McGill Street in College Heights which they recently renamed, appropriately, Worth Repeating.

Well, they’ve decided to repeat the success of Worth Repeating.

Worth Repeating 2 is the society’s second thrift store, which it just opened at 1466 Third Avenue in downtown Prince George … the old Sonar Comedy Club spot.

Hospice executive director Donna Flood says the community has been so generous with donations, the College Heights store couldn’t handle them all, thus the need for a second location.

“It’s an opportunity to increase our revenue,” said Flood. “What was happening is we couldn’t even get through the donations. With COVID-19 we’ve seen a switch in the way people are thinking and shopping, thrifting and re-sale is becoming a much bigger thing.”

The store has also just started an online auction where they will take photos of items for sale and put them up for auction.

“That just opens it up for some people who are still a little bit hesitant to come out into the public shopping,” said Amanda Holmes, the new store and marketing manager.

And, most importantly, the store helps Hospice operate the Rotary Hospice House in the city.

“It allows us to do what we do,” said Flood. “One hundred per cent of all profits go into Hospice and the work that we do there.”

Flood said they are hoping that proceeds from the store will fund two of the Hospice beds for a year. Currently, Northern Health supports seven of the beds.

“That’s our goal to be able to provide that because we don’t charge for our service,” said Flood.

If you have items to donate, it’s better to drop them off at the College Heights location as it is better suited to take donations. In addition, if you have large furniture items, you can arrange for Hospice to come and pick them up.

From now until July 31 the store is offering 50 per cent off all purchases.

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