This project was started in the middle of the last century by League Members as an adjunct to the Kingston Hospital. Anyone needing to borrow crutches, wheelchairs, or other medical amenities not easily affordable could do so and return them when they were well. Happy Apple is now a thrift shop, located at 24 East O’Reilly Street in Kingston, right down the hill from the hospital.
The Happy Apple Thrift Shop accepts gently worn clothing, toys, books, jewelry, housewares, and many other items for resale. The Happy Apple Thrift Shop is now run under the direction of The Auxiliary of The Kingston Hospital and funds raised go to programs that benefit patients and services at the hospital.