Too Good to be Threw Thrift Store

In keeping with our mission and in order to meet the growing needs of women, children and families in our community, the Comox Valley Transition Society opened a social enterprise thrift store in 2008.

Revenue generated by the Too Good To Be Threw Thrift Store contributes to supporting and sustaining current and future CVTS programs and services. The store also provides clothing and household goods at no cost to women, children and families in need.

The thrift store has become a valued and much-loved shopping destination in the community and brings visitors from across the Comox Valley and beyond.

Smoke is seen billowing from the original Too Good To Be Threw thrift shop on January 20, 2019. Fire crews were unable to salvage the store or its contents.

The original thrift store was located on 6th Street in Courtenay, just a few doors down from the CVTS office building. On January 20, 2019, a fire broke out overnight on the loading dock at the back of the store, which soon engulfed the entire store. The store – and all of its’ contents – was destroyed.

Thanks to an overwhelming outpouring of support from the community – and a lot of elbow grease from many volunteers, in particular the Comox Rotary – we soon found a temporary location in which we could open up and begin operations again. The space in the new Puntledge Road location is much smaller than the original store, and within a month of the Puntledge Road store opening, we were fortunate to open a second temporary location on 5th Street.  

CVTS staff are both grateful and humbled by the community support we received during this extremely difficult time. While we continue to feel the financial impact of the loss of the original thrift store – and the subsequent closure during the coronavirus pandemic – we are thankful to have been able to keep going, and look forward to rebuilding in the original location. Plans are in the works, and we will provide updates as information comes available.


As part of our fundraising efforts, CVTS hosts a monthly 50/50 raffle at the Too Good To Be Threw thrift Store. Tickets are available at both stores for $2 each and we hold the draw on the last day of each month at the end of the business day at the Puntledge Road store. Prizes have ranged from $200+ to over $1,000! Learn more about raffle rules and regulations.



The Thrift Stores are busy places and we can always use extra hands for odd jobs around the store. If you are looking to get involved with the community, enjoy the hustle bustle of a busy thrift store, and want to be part of a dynamic and fun team, then we would love to hear from you! Open the toggle below to complete the online Thrift Store Volunteer Application form, download the application or stop by one of the stores and ask for an application.

Complete our volunteer application form

239 Puntledge Rd,

Courtenay, BC V9N 3P9

250 338-0601

456 5th St,

Courtenay, BC V9N 1J8

250 871-4085

Hours of Operation

239 Puntledge Road
Monday through Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

456 5th Street
Tuesday through Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where To Donate
We are accepting donations
at 239 Puntledge Road,
Monday – Saturday,
from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Your Donations
CVTS greatly appreciates the generosity of community members who donate gently used clothing and other goods to support women, children and families in the Comox Valley. In keeping with our quality standards, we may not be able to accept your donations if they are not suitable. All items must be clean and in usable condition. 

Contact Too Good To Be Threw

For information on how to dispose of recyclable and unacceptable items, please contact
Comox Valley Regional District at 250 334-6000 or visit