Archive: October 6, 2020

Find treasures and make an invaluable contribution at HospiceWits shops

How often have you popped into a charity shop with the intention of just “quickly looking around”, only to leave an hour later with a few books, a new lamp for the lounge and something for the kids in tow?

HospiceWits’s charity shops are truly treasure troves, where those with a keen eye and some time to kill are bound to walk away with something precious in their bag. Our three shops, located in different parts of Johannesburg for your convenience, are filled to the brim with something that you’ll love! Visit the Rosebank Flea Market every Sunday to continue finding a bargain at our market stall.

HospiceWits shops form a key part of this NGO’s fundraising efforts, collecting much needed reserves to finance the work done with patients who are experiencing the last part of their journey of life. Stocking a wide collection of miscellaneous goods, ranging from household appliances to great second-hand books, HospiceWits shops are also the economical option for our customers who often find just what they’re looking for at a price they wouldn’t find anywhere else. Are you an avid thrift shopper? You’ll find wonderful vintage threads in any of the HospiceWits shops.

How to help

Aside from supporting HospiceWits’s fundraising efforts by purchasing items from our shops, we also greatly appreciate any donations received that ensure our shelves are always fully stocked.

HospiceWits accepts donations of just about any kind, and we are able to collect donations (please send an email to info@hospicewits.co.za or to any of our branches below in this regard) if you aren’t able to drop them off yourself.

If you’d like to support our shops by way of service, we are always elated when volunteers make contact to offer their time. This may be by helping to sort and price goods, delivering or collecting donations, or even helping as a salesperson in any of our shops (take note that shop volunteers usually work one morning or afternoon a week).

When purchasing an item, making a donation, or offering your time as a HospiceWits volunteer, you are making a tangible difference in the lives of the many terminal patients currently receiving end-of-life care from HospiceWits. We are most grateful for all of these contributions, more than words can express.

Please visit any of our HospiceWits shops in Johannesburg today:

Parkmore

Location: Corner of 11th Street and Elizabeth Avenue
Contact number: 011 883 7242
Email address: parkmore@hospicewits.co.za

Operating hours
Monday to Friday: 08:00 – 17:00
Saturday: 08:00 – 16:00
Sunday: Closed
Public holidays: 08:00 – 14:00

Orange Grove

Location: 199 Louis Botha Avenue
Contact number: 011 728 1052
Email address: depot@hospicewits.co.za

Operating hours
Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 17:00
Saturday: 08:00 – 16:00
Sunday: Closed
Public holidays: 09:00 – 14:00

Kensington

Location: 163 Queen Street
Contact number: 011 615 3343
Email address: kensington@hospicewits.co.za

Operating hours
Monday to Friday: 08:00 – 17:00
Saturday: 08:00 – 14:00
Sunday: Closed
Public holidays: 09:00 – 14:00

Rosebank Flea Market

Location: Rosebank Mall, 15A Cradock Avenue
Contact number: 011 728 1052
Email address: shops@hospicewits.co.za

Operating hours
Sunday: 08:00 – 16:00

Donate a virtual globe for the greater good through the HospiceWits Tree of Light

The annual HospiceWits tree-lighting ceremony at the Johannesburg Zoo has become a literal highlight on this charity’s calendar. Hundreds of people gather every year to see the sponsored globes being switched on, and in the light of the Covid-19 outbreak, this much cherished tradition takes on a different form this year, while still giving HospiceWits supporters a chance to remember their loved ones by purchasing a Tree of Light 2020 globe.

This year, HospiceWits invites our loyal supporters to buy a virtual remembrance globe in celebration of a loved one, which will then be added to our virtual Tree of Light. This allows donors to spread the light even further, as they share their dedicated message with colleagues, friends and family via their social media platform of choice.

How it works

If you are interested in purchasing a globe to be placed on the virtual HospiceWits Tree of Light to celebrate a loved one, you simply need to visit the HospiceWits Tree of Light website. From here, you will be able to choose between seven different donation options:

• Individual globe: R100
• Corporate globe: R350
• Halo of light: R1750
• Orb: R3500
• Branch: R5250
• Bright star: R7000
• String: R15 000

You will be able to pick the colour of your virtual globe and personalise it with a message or dedication to a loved one. Honour the life of someone who has already passed, or celebrate the lives of those who are dear to your heart now.

Honour the heroes in your life

Do you know a health worker that you’d like to honour for their immense contribution during the pandemic, or is there an essential services worker in your life who has worked without ceasing to ensure that the wheels of industry kept on turning despite the challenges posed by Covid-19? There is no better way to pay tribute to the exemplary people in our lives than to salute them with a virtual globe on the HospiceWits Tree of Light.

Every donation collected goes towards funding the important work HospiceWits does throughout the year, whatever the circumstances.

Even when times seem dark, the HospiceWits tree-lighting ceremony remains a beacon of hope, strength and celebration of life. Donate to customise your globe on the virtual Tree of Light today, and keep an eye on the HospiceWits Facebook page for the latest news about this campaign.