Mary Culp has been an active volunteer at the Hospice & Community Care Rock Hill Resale store for over two years, and her dedication and creativity indeed set her apart.
According to Mary, she loves coming to the Resale store. “I used to come here all the time and browse. I used to come three or four times a week,” said Mary.
So Mary decided to become a Resale store volunteer. “I like the people, and I like to make new friends,” said Mary. “I am here every day except Friday.”
“I love everyone here; we are like one big family. We have potlucks, and it is a marvelous time. And the customers, we have regulars who come to see me and give me hugs. I help connect them with great finds.”
The Hospice resale store is a great place for collectors. “You can find anything, dishes, crystal, porcelain dolls, and piece by piece you can build a collection,” said Mary. “I love finding treasures; it’s a collector’s treasury.” Mary’s personal favorites? Pretty glasses, Depression glass, china with roses, and Victorian ornaments.
The store is also a haven for those who have had a personal tragedy. “We had someone just this Saturday who came in. They lost everything in a fire, and I helped him.”
Mary said she does a little bit of everything at the store, including sorting and making displays. But her favorite thing is decorating the Christmas trees. “We get hundreds of Christmas trees, and I love to decorate them.”
“I love to do theme trees; I love to decorate. I also do a lot of catering, and I love making everything beautiful.” Mary’s creative eye is evident in the collection of photographs she has taken of her mantle displays, Christmas trees, and wedding venues.
Thursday, April 19, Mary was honored at the Hospice & Community Care Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast for volunteer service. She volunteered over 900+ hours in 2017. We are so grateful for Mary and all of our volunteers. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities with Hospice & Community Care, please call 803-329-1500 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rock Hill Herald recently ran a feature focused on Mary’s volunteer work. Visit here to read the article.