Thrift Store Donations

Donations are gratefully accepted Monday – Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at 239 Puntledge Road.

Pick up service is currently unavailable.

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Donation Guidelines

While we greatly appreciate the generosity of community members who donate gently used clothing and other used goods, items we are not able to use are a cost for us to dispose of. Due to quality standards set for our clients and customers, and to keep dumping costs to a minimum, please be aware we may not accept your donations if they are not suitable. All items must be clean and in usable condition.

We will generally accept anything that is clean, free from stains, pet hair, rips/tears, chips/breakages, and odours, as well as items that are complete and not missing pieces.

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Items we are unable to accept:

  • furniture of any kind (indoor/outdoor)
  • sporting equipment (e.g. golf clubs, bicycles, etc.)
  • appliances/electrical equipment (e.g. microwaves, computers, stereo equipment, etc.)
  • chipped or cracked dishes, burned or scratched pots and pans
  • used undergarments, ripped/stained clothing
  • used beauty products/toiletries
  • baby items, such as car seats, carry seats, cribs, tub seats, etc. (due to strict consumer guidelines, condition of all baby equipment must be of near new quality and not on recall list)

All proceeds from the sale of donations go toward helping vulnerable women, children and families in the Comox Valley. 

In solidarity

The Comox Valley Transition Society is deeply saddened to learn of the finding of unmarked graves of children at the sites of several former residential schools.

As an anti-oppressive organization working to end violence, poverty and homelessness we recognize that the residential school system was part of a larger system of racism and cultural genocide that continues to this day and continues to impact the lives of First Nations, Inuit and Metis persons and communities.

CVTS is committed to listening to, and learning from, Indigenous staff, clients and community partners and to taking action towards the implementation of recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that pertain to our work.

Click here to view some recommendations of what we can all do from the Indian Residential School Survivor Society with additions from the BC Society of Transition Houses.