Charity shops essential for our survival

"The impact of donations to our charity shops and the sale of these items can never be underestimated as it makes up at least 60% of the shortfall on our annual budgeted income," says Tersia Burger, CEO of Stepping Stone Hospice & Care Services.

Tersia reacted to a statement from hospice's retail manager, Brenda Peach, in which she thanked the community for their continued support.

"Whether you donate your 2nd hand goods, or buy from us, or whether you volunteer to work in our shops, it all adds up and helps to keep our hospice's doors open so that we can continue with the services we provide," says Tersia. She echoed Brenda's sentiments in thanking the community. 'We are truly blessed and forever grateful," she says.

Stepping Stone Hospice opened its first Charity Shop a year ago on the 1st June in the Alberton Mall, opposite Springbok Pharmacy. Earlier this year, the 2nd Charity Shop opened its doors in the Stats Building in Fore Street, New Redruth. "We've really grown over the past year, learnt a few valuable lessons along the way, and believe that we offer something very unique to our town," says Brenda.

For the charity shops to continue to grow, Stepping Stone Hospice is dependent on the public to donate all their unwanted goods. "You may believe your donation is not worth much, for us, it is immeasurable. "

If you have any household items that you would like to donate, kindly contact Brenda on 083 289 0380 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We can collect; alternatively the items can be taken to either one of the two shops. Both shops are open Monday to Fridays from 09:00 to 17:00 and Saturdays from 09:00 to 14:00.

Caption: Gilda da Rego from Plastic Ideas recently donated these trolley bins to our charity shops to be used as drop-off points for donated 2nd hand clothing. Delighted with the donation is CEO Tersia Burger and Retail Manager, Brenda Peach.

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