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Newsfront - April 3, 2009

Hospice shops hurting for donations

As people begin to think about spring cleaning, Hospice of the East Bay is asking that they also think about opening their closets for a good cause.

Kevin Campbell, general manager of Retail Operations for Hospice of the East Bay Thrift Shoppes, said donations are down, and the organization is currently looking for donations of gently used reusable items for their stores.

"What we're looking for is basically everything - clothing, furniture, appliances, books, housewares and jewelry - everything we sell in our Thrift Shoppes," he said.

Changes in the economy and lack of donations have meant sales at the shops have decreased by 10 to 15 per cent each month since January.

Hospice has thrift shops in Alamo in the Longs Drugs shopping center; and in Danville at 444 Diablo Road next to I-680.

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