Hospice of the East Bay urges folks to resolve to get organized in 2009 and de-clutter their homes for a fresh start. Its thrift stores need donations of gently used clothing, collectibles, furniture, housewares and jewelry. Items can be dropped off at its shops in Stone Valley Plaza (near Longs) in Alamo; and at 444 Diablo Road in Danville, in Green Valley Shopping Center next to the freeway. Call 674-9072 for pickup of large items.
Proceeds from sales benefit patients and families in the care of Hospice of the East Bay, which was established in 1977 to help people cope with life-limiting illnesses. Specialized programs include Anna's Program (for women with recurrent breast cancer), Comfort for Kids (pediatric hospice and palliative care), Skye's Angels (perinatal hospice care), and Bruns House (in-patient hospice facility).