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Thrift Korral marks $1 million in donations.
La Mesa, Calif. — After 20 years in business, the Thrift Korral Resale Boutique marked $1 million in donations to Sharp Grossmont Hospital. The powerhouse thrift store’s donations help fund the hospital’s major initiatives, including the da Vinci® Robotic Surgery System, new state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization Lab and Sharp HospiceCare’s Hospice Homes.
Located less than one mile away from the East County medical center, The Thrift Korral sells new and gently used merchandise, including clothing, housewares, books and collectibles. In 2012, the store donated more than $150,000 to the hospital — an astonishing feat despite the store’s bargain-basement price tags.
With the average cost of an item at $2, community members and a staff of 75 volunteers is the cornerstone of the store’s philanthropic contributions to the medical center.
"Our volunteers and staff are very proud of the growth and accomplishments we have achieved over the past 20 years,” said Connie Crain, manager of the Thrift Korral. “Reaching the $1 million donation milestone for the hospital is proof that our dedication and hard work are really making a difference for patients, their families and staff."
The Thrift Korral is a part of Grossmont Hospital Auxiliary, which is a philanthropic arm of Sharp Grossmont Hospital.
Thrift Korral Resale Boutique
Location: 8693-A La Mesa Blvd.
Monday through Saturday: 9:30 am to 4 pm
About Sharp Grossmont Hospital
Sharp Grossmont Hospital has been serving the East County community for more than 50 years. It is the largest not-for-profit, full-service acute care hospital in San Diego’s East County and is part of Sharp HealthCare, which received the 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest Presidential honor for quality and organizational performance excellence. The hospital is known for its clinical excellence in emergency and critical care; cardiac care; surgery; stroke care; orthopedics; rehabilitation; behavioral health; women’s and children’s health; and hospice care. The hospital also offers extensive outpatient services and prevention programs such as home infusion, sleep disorder care, wound care and hyperbaric medicine to support Sharp HealthCare’s emphasis on community health and wellness. Sharp Grossmont Hospital is a Magnet-designated hospital and committed to providing the highest quality care.
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