Vancouver Hospice Society (VHS) was incorporated as a non-profit charitable organization in 2003 by a group of dedicated individuals who recognized the need for a society that could advocate for people and families facing end-of-life issues.
A few years later, volunteers Dell Whelan and Jenny Shaw spearheaded the concept of a charity shop as a fundraising arm of VHS. The first HOB (Hospice Opportunity Boutique) opened its doors in 2006 selling quality gently used women’s clothing. HOB Too followed later~selling vintage treasures, housewares and furniture.
Both stores rely solely on items donated from the community. They are 100% volunteer operated by two separate committees with over 140 volunteers in total. All funds raised go directly to VHS’s 8 bed hospice home on Granville Street. (below)
2 Charity Shops:
HOB Thrift Boutique 2236 W 41 Ave Vancouver firstname.lastname@example.org
HOB Too Thrift Shop (Collectibles and Furniture) 3626 W Broadway Vancouver email@example.com
Salvation Army Thrift Stores
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SPCA Thrift Store