Hope Hospice Shoppe gets ready to close its doors Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Pleasanton Weekly Online, on Jul 1, 2008 at 3:40 pm
For the past 18 years, the Hope Hospice Shoppe, located at Main and Angela streets, has sold used clothing, books and other knick-knacks as a way to raise funds for Hope Hospice, an organization that provides quality end-of-life care and grief support for families. Those who enjoy shopping and browsing only have a few weeks left because the store will be closing its doors forever in mid-July.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 23, 2006, 12:00 AM
Posted by ELIZABETH MARTELL, a resident of Livermore, on Jul 1, 2008 at 3:40 pm
I THINK THIS IS REALLY A SHAME, I WAS JUST LOOKING UP THE ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER SO I COULD BRING IN DONATIONS, WE HAVE BEEN GIVING TO THIS STORE FOR YEARS. IT IS FOR SUCH A GOOD CAUSE, I WISH THEY WOULD RECONSIDER.
Posted by Check the date, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 1, 2008 at 4:35 pm
It would be nice if the store had been able to stay open, but sorry to say, there's no chance of reconsidering at this point. You probably missed the datestamp on the article you found: June 2006, so the store is long gone.
Posted by Grace, a resident of the Highland Oaks neighborhood, on Jul 8, 2008 at 6:24 pm
A thank you to both of the contributors just above this comment. I have to say I was pretty shocked at the statement that the person above them made, that the hospice shop was "not appropriate for downtown Pleasanton". I mulled this comment over, and my response to that comment, for enough days that someone else beat me to it. Really, I didn't want to post in anger, but I have to say that it was a very thoughtless remark, that the expansion of Studio 7 was a "much better fit".
I thought of the many ways that comment could be interpreted, and in the end, there's really only one: snobbery.
Yes, Studio 7 is a very nice enterprise, and it was very nice even when it occupied half the space. Yes, I am appreciative of the fact that the store carries works of local artists; good for them. However, the prices are often very much out of reach of the majority of folks living in town, unless they save up and splurge once in a lifetime. Yes, I have gone in on occasion and "window-shopped", and enjoyed the experience.
On the other hand, I often did just that with the Hope Hospice Shoppe when visiting the Farmer's Market or walking downtown. It was a fun adventure, and I almost always bought a little something. I would bring my gently-used items to the Hospice Shoppe, knowing that it was a good thing. You see, it's a cause that has and will touch almost every life here in town, at one point or another. Personally, I have known six people who have been helped to comfort and a more peaceful departure by Hope Hospice staff and volunteers, and many of those had family members which benefited from their able care and sincere concern as well.
What could be a "better fit" for Pleasanton than that?