June 27, 2024

Prosser’s Hospice Benefit Shop Gets a Façade Lift

prosser hobs after facade improvements

Grants from Historic Prosser and Prosser UGN Make it Happen

Heartlinks’ Hospice Benefit Shop (HOBS) in Prosser has a new coat of paint and sign thanks to several community groups and volunteers.

With grants received from both Historic Prosser Washington and Prosser United Good Neighbors, Heartlinks purchased paint, supplies and a new sign to improve the façade of the historic building that houses its flagship boutique thrift shop at 612 5th Street.

On April 30, volunteers from Grandview’s Walmart Supply Chain Distribution Center 7021 taped and painted the south and west exterior walls an approved Historic Downtown Prosser color. A few days later, the talented Larelle Michener added a ribbon mural that states, “A boutique thrift shop to benefit Heartlinks.” The new sign was installed on June 9.

All proceeds from the nonprofit’s thrift shops support Heartlinks’ Compassion Care Fund for patients without insurance or Medicare.

HOBS was founded in 1998 by Jan Nilsson in memory of her mother-in-law, Anne O. Witcraft. A second Heartlinks thrift shop opened in 2021 at 907 Vintage Valley Parkway in Zillah.

The income from both shops ensures that compassionate hospice, palliative and grief care are available to children and adults in Benton and Yakima counties, regardless of the individual’s ability to pay.

HOBS in Prosser is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Zillah shop is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed on weekends. Donations are accepted at both shops during open hours.

To learn more about shopping, donating or volunteering at HOBS, visit www.HeartlinksHospice.org/HOBS or follow each shop on Facebook (Zillah Shop / Prosser Shop) and Instagram.

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