What is Hospice Unique Boutique?

A nonprofit, upscale resale boutique that offers donated and high-quality, well-priced furniture, art, clothing, jewelry, household and vintage items.  Customers receive good value and a great shopping experience, and new selections arrive daily.  Proceeds support Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice.

 

Where it is located?

1618 Ashland Street, located between Wiley’s World and Wendy’s in the Ashland Shopping Center.

 

What are the hours of the Hospice Unique Boutique?

Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Fall & Winter and open till 6 p.m. in the Spring & Summer.

 

Are donations to the Hospice Unique Boutique tax-deductible?

Yes, all donated items, clothing, furniture, etc. are tax deductible. We depend on the generosity of our community members for donations. Gently used family treasures are accepted at the shop on Tuesday – Saturday, 11a.m. – 4 p.m..  Please call if you have furniture to donate.  Arrangements can be made for furniture pick up.  Talk with Rhea: 541-488-7805.

 

Who works at the Hospice Unique Boutique?

Rhea Harlow, our energetic store manager, is a paid employee.  Everyone else is a volunteer.

 

Can anyone volunteer at the Hospice Unique Boutique?

Volunteers are needed and no experience is necessary!  Young or old, male or female, if you enjoy meeting people, having fun and helping a worthy organization, contact the shop at 541-488-7805.

 

Why was the boutique started?

The boutique was started in 2009 by Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice, a non- profit organization committed to providing financial support for end-of-life care programs in Jackson and Josephine counties.

 

Tell us about Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice.

Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice, a non-profit organization, was started in 2008 out of a dream to open a hospice house in the Rogue Valley. We support the belief that hospice is an essential component of end- of-life care and encourage all individuals who have received a terminal diagnosis to enroll in hospice. The goal of hospice is to improve quality of life in the patient’s last months focusing on comfort care, control of pain, and symptom management.

 

How does Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice support end of life programs?

 

Our first project was to create a funding source for the organization by opening the Hospice Unique Boutique resale shop in Ashland in 2009.

 

In 2010 the organization celebrated the one-year anniversary of Hospice Unique Boutique by granting $5000.00. This was shared among four hospices in the Rogue Valley, the Threshold Choir (women singing at the bedside of hospice patients) and WinterSpring Center for Bereavement and Loss.

 

In 2011, the organization celebrated the second anniversary of Hospice Unique Boutique by awarding grants of $10,000 to organizations working to support end- of-life issues: COHO (Considering Options, Honoring Options), Asante Hospice, Providence Hospice, Ashland Hospice, Lovejoy Hospice and Winterspring Center for Grief and Bereavement.

 

Who is on the Board of Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice?

Volunteer Executive Director: Carolyn Johnson

President: Sarah Seybold

Secretary: Trudy Duncan

Treasurer: Jan Lofthouse

Accounting: Chris Eberhardt

Education Chair: Sarah Seybold

Volunteer Chair: Trudy Duncan

Marketing Chair: Cheryl French

Board Development Chair:  Bruce Johnson, M.D.

Hospice Unique Boutique shop committee:

Nancy James

Shop Manager:  Rhea Harlow

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