The Heirloom Shoppes benefit Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton. Gently used home furnishings and accessories are always needed. Submitted photo.

How to donate to shop that suppports Hospice patients

Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton is approaching its 40-year anniversary. Through those years, the non-profit organization has touched the lives of so many of us and our dear ones, providing care and services to those facing life-limiting illnesses.

The community-based hospice provides care in patient homes, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, hospitals and the Dayton Hospice House. Because it’s a non-profit, Hospice patients are accepted regardless of ability to pay or complexity of care.

“Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton takes great honor in our legacy of service to this community — a legacy that is only possible through the generous support this community has granted our mission,” says Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton CEO Kent Anderson.

The dedicated team of experts in end-of-life care includes doctors, nurses, nursing assistants, social workers, chaplains and volunteers. Grief support is available to family members, friends and the entire community at no cost.

Anderson says its only through the continued generosity of donors and supporters that this Hospice is able to thrive. Donations to support the volunteer program and the organization’s Heirlooms Shoppes are always welcome. Funds raised at the shops benefit patient care and services.

Gently used home furnishings, decorator items, collectibles, antiques and jewelry are sold at discounted prices. The inventory is made up entirely of donated items from the community.

Here’s what they can use at the Hospice facility:

  • Polyfil fiber
  • Skeins of yarn

Here’s what the Heirloom Shoppes can use:

  • Gently used home decorator accessories
  • Bed frames
  • Chairs
  • Collectibles
  • Desks
  • Dining tables
  • Dressers
  • Glassware
  • Jewelry
  • Lamps
  • Mirrors
  • Sofas
  • Wall hangings

Items for the volunteers who work at Hospice can be dropped off at the volunteer department located at the Family and Friends entrance from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The address is 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton

Heirlooms Shoppes will pick-up of donations upon request or you could also take your donations to one of the shops. Heirlooms Shoppes are located at 1413 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, (937) 294-9200 and 461 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Centerville, (937) 435-1588.

OTHER WAYS TO HELP:

UPCOMING FUND-RAISER: Consider attending “Steins, Stems, Savories and Sweets” on Saturday, April 29, at Carillon Park. Top chefs from locally-owned eateries will serve samples of their best work and local breweries will be offering locally crafted beer. Tickets are $90 each with $70 of the sale tax deductible as a charitable donation. All proceeds benefit patient care at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton. For ticket information, see www.hospiceofdayton.org/ssss or call (937) 258.5537.

VOLUNTEER: Hospice volunteers work with the care teams serving hospice patients and their families. Volunteer roles include providing respite care, caregiver relief, companionship, shopping, delivery of medications and supplies, massage, beautician and barber services, and gardening. Volunteers also serve as educators about hospice services in the community, create Memory Bears for loved ones, visit with pet therapy animals, and play a key role in honoring hospice patients who are veterans. Volunteers also provide clerical and office support, serve as receptionists, assist with fundraising events and data entry. Call (937) 256-9507, ext. 1161.

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