Our Thrift Stores Are Re-Opening

by British Columbia
Categories: Blog, COVID-19

For our dedicated shoppers who miss browsing the aisles to find the latest additions to the shelves, for all the spring cleaners who have been holding onto their donations for the past couple of months, and for everyone else who is just tired of being stuck in quarantine and are ready to go out and resume normal life, we hear you.

This is why we are happy to announce that almost all our Thrift Stores in B.C. have re-opened over the past month. In fact, as of today, 16 of our locations have already opened their doors.

It’s important to note that much like other places you have visited recently we have new policies and procedures in place; ensuring the safety of our hard-working staff and everyone who comes in. These include:

  • Using a single point of entry and exit
  • Wiping down trolleys before and after each use
  • Closing all fitting rooms and washrooms
  • Limiting the number of people allowed in the store at one time
  • Wiping down pin pads after each use
  • Extra sanitization of the store

You can read more about recent changes at thriftstore.ca/covid19.

Now that some of our locations have started to accept donations again, we are asking for your support. Demand for affordable clothing and household items will be higher than ever in the days, weeks, and months ahead as we all work to rebuild from the financial impact of the COVID-19 crisis. By bringing what you no longer need or use to your local Salvation Army Thrift Store, you are helping to care for people in your community when they need it the most.

When you chose our stores you are helping make a difference:

  • Allowing us to provide a place for affordable clothing and household items
  • Empowering individuals and families to shop independently for essential needs using vouchers given by our social services (over $4.2 million in goods were provided in Canada last year)
  • Generating funds to support our local programs and services that will be in even higher demand following the pandemic
  • Diverting over 82 million lbs. from local landfills last year alone

Wondering if your local thrift store has re-opened? Visit thriftstore.ca.


Thank you for your ongoing support and patience. Your generosity allows us to Give Hope Today … and every day.