Healthcare Auxiliary Thrift Store nixes nighttime drop-offs

Citing concerns over stolen donations, littering, the Healthcare Auxiliary asks public to refrain from dropping off donations by night.

Editor:

The Ladysmith Healthcare Auxiliary needs help from the community. We are receiving after-hours (night) donations of goods to our Thrift Store.

Though this was somehow possible in the past, today we have no way of “receiving” these goods.  They are either stolen or strewn on the sidewalk. This may cause injury to the public and is of great concern to us. We are also financially responsible for disposing of the remains of goods that have been “picked over.”

The donations become litter, and there is a city bylaw and $50 fine for such activities.

We are grateful for donations and to our loyal customers and to our hard-working volunteers.  Together, we have raised approximately $4.1 million towards health care in the community.

Please spread the word that we can no longer accept any donations after business hours.

The LHA is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

We appreciate any help you can give us.

Sandra Dall

Director of Public Relations Ladysmith Healthcare Auxiliary