A customer perusing the online selection available through the HOL online store. {photo by HOL]

by Cathy Ashby

Thrift shopping just got a whole lot easier! The House of Lazarus (HOL) is pleased to announce its new online store. The HOL is a social enterprise business, located in Mountain, that supports its local food bank and numerous outreach programs by recycling goods generously donated by the community. Funds raised support essential programming, such as Handyman Heroes, Operation Backpack and Dinner on the House.

The HOL currently and continues to run brick-and-mortar stores in Mountain and Ingleside that carry clothing, linens, toys, books, movies, sporting equipment, household goods and more! The new online store is a supplemental way for the HOL to broaden its reach, bring in additional revenue and move inventory more efficiently.

You can find unique thrift and vintage items by visiting: shophol.ca. Feel good knowing that the money you spend at HOL goes towards helping your neighbours in need! The HOL is excited to provide a new outlet for people to shop locally and showcase the special donations it receives.

“Community support is everything at the HOL,” notes Cathy Ashby, Executive Director. “We wouldn’t be here without the people who drop off donations and come to shop. We’re seeing an increase in need in our community and coming up with creative ways to bring in more funds enables us to meet those needs.”

The online store also provides an opportunity for people with accessibility issues to shop at the HOL.

“We’re thrilled to offer our customers an alternative way to shop,” says Tina Zersch, Operations Manager at HOL. “We’ve been working on this project for several months so it’s great to see it up and running. We’re very thankful to our community for its ongoing support.”

For more information about HOL programming and resources, visit: hol.community.


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