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Hope Chest to hold sale this weekend

August 31, 2018
By CHUCK?BALLARO ( , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

If you like shopping for bargains and helping out a good cause, Labor Day weekend will offer an event that features both.

Hope Chest Resale Stores in Bonita Springs and North Fort Myers will celebrate Labor Day by offering shoppers 50 percent off the price of most items purchased Saturday, Sept. 1 and Monday, Sept. 3.

Amy Objartel, marketing director of Hope Healthcare, said designer-brand clothing and accessories, high-quality furniture, sporting equipment, antiques and unique collectibles will be half off, among many other things.

"There will be so many clothes. We also have a boutique and so many awesome things," Objartel said. "We always have new donations coming in and we need the floor looking fresh with new offerings."

Shoppers can discover discounts in the newly expanded The North Fort Myers Hope Chest store, which recently added 7,000 square feet of retail space designated for home decor, including lighting, silk flowers and artwork.

No coupons are necessary for the sale, and some exceptions may apply.

"It's a win-win. We open the doors for people to come in for 50 percent off and introduce us to new people when we have these sales and make great income for Hope hospice and the services we provide," Objartel said.

Proceeds from Hope Chest benefit the numerous unfunded programs and services of Hope Healthcare, which provides care and support to individuals and their loved ones as they fulfill life's journey, regardless of their ability to pay for it.

"We provide things that insurers do not cover, such as Hopeful Wishes, a Parkinson's Program, we take care of pets for people in our care," Objartel said. "We offer many things not funded by natural sources."

The two stores bring in about $900,000 annually to provide these services, with a third store in South Fort Myers expected to open sometime in the fall.

Hope Chest Resale stores are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Hope Chest at The Crossings is at 28520 Bonita Crossings Blvd., off U.S. 41 just south of Bonita Beach Road. Hope Chest in North Fort Myers is at 13821 N. Cleveland Ave.

For information about volunteer opportunities or donating items to the Hope Chest resale stores, call 482-4673 or visit



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