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Storage helps out Hospice

Keith Davenport, manager of U-Lock Mini Storage presents the use of storage space for the remainder of 2011 to Daphne Catterson,  Hospice Shoppe manager. The donated space will be used to store items for Hospice’s Elders In Transition program. - Photo contributed
Keith Davenport, manager of U-Lock Mini Storage presents the use of storage space for the remainder of 2011 to Daphne Catterson, Hospice Shoppe manager. The donated space will be used to store items for Hospice’s Elders In Transition program.
— image credit: Photo contributed

The Nanaimo Hospice Shoppe received a substantial gift of space for it’s new Elders In Transition program.

Keith Davenport, manager of U-Lock Mini Storage, donated a 10 x 20 heated unit to Hospice for the rest of 2011.

Elders in Transition assists seniors who are downsizing and families dealing with estate goods. All proceeds from sales through the Hospice Shoppe support Nanaimo Community Hospice Society programs and services.

“It didn’t take us long after we opened our thrift store four years ago to realize we needed more space,” said Daphne Catterson, Hospice Shoppe manager.

“So we got creative and started selling larger items online.  But the Elders in Transition program changed everything and we needed a large storage area for larger items.”

Davenport, an active volunteer,  heard about the situation and was quick to show his community spirit with the offer valued at $3,400.

“After 30 years of providing care in our community “the generosity of people in our community just continues to delight and amaze us,” said Wendy Pratt, Hospice executive director. “We are very grateful.”

For more on Nanaimo Hospice, please go to www.nanaimohospice.com or telephone 250-758-8857.

 

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