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How do you donate to a hospice thrift store?

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Community members can drop off items for donation at their local hospice thrift stores, says Suncoast Hospice in Clearwater, Florida. Community members can also arrange for their local hospice thrift stores to pick up large items from their homes such as furniture, says Hospice of the East Bay in Pleasant Hill, California.

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Community members may wish to contact their local hospice thrift stores before dropping off donated items. Some hospice thrift stores provide donors with lists of items they accept and do not accept, according to Agrace Thrift Stores in Madison, Wisconsin. Donations to hospice thrift stores are tax deductible, and hospice thrift stores give donors receipts to claim their charitable donations on their taxes, according to Suncoast Hospice. Hospice thrift stores accept items such as men's and women's clothing, jewelry, home goods and works of art, says Hospice of the East Bay. Sales proceeds fund programs for hospice patients and their families, says Suncoast Hospice.

Hospices provide services to patients in advanced stages of illness, says the American Cancer Society. Hospice care teams include nurses, doctors, home health care aides and clergy. Hospice doctors and nurses help patients manage pain and other illness symptoms. Hospice workers coordinate spiritual and bereavement counseling for patients and their families, says the American Cancer Society.

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