Type of business: Thrift store
Hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 2745 Geer Road
Contact information: 209-410-7071
Specialty: Affordable and unique items which support local nonprofits
History of business:
Hope Chest Thrift Store opened its doors to the Turlock community Thursday, and with it brings an opportunity for shoppers to find affordable deals while giving back to a great cause.
Hope Chest is owned by Community Hospice, a nonprofit, community-based agency that provides hospice services regardless of patients’ ability to pay. At over 37 years old, Community Hospice is the oldest and largest nonprofit in the Central Valley, serving five different counties from Merced to Galt. The organization assists patients and families from the comfort of their own home, or patients may stay in their 16-bed inpatient hospice facility, located in Hughson.
In 1993, the first Hope Chest was opened in Modesto. Today, with the addition of the Turlock location, there are seven shops throughout the Valley. According to Community Hospice Director of Public Relations Kristin Mostowski, Turlock has been a desirable location for the newest location for quite some time.
“We look at the need in the community, and decide where to open our stores based off that,” said Mostowski. “We had a lot of requests from the community in Turlock for a Hope Chest, and so we have actually been looking for a location for several years.”
All proceeds received from purchases at Hope Chest go directly to Community Hospice and their services offered, which include bereavement support, education and Camp Erin of the Central Valley, which is a grief and bereavement camp for children ages 6-17.
“We rely on the generous community to help us offer those programs,” said Mostowski. “We’re thrilled to be here, and have a received a warm welcome from Turlock thus far.”
Hope Chest accepts donations of all kinds, and recycles any received items that cannot be resold. Donations can be dropped off at the store, or store staff can schedule a time to come pick up any items from a residence. To donate to Community Hospice directly, visit www.give.hospiceheart.org.