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used Donates Items to Assist Victoria’s Beacon of Hope House.


On May 1st, donated items collected from its site,, to the Salvation Army, fulfilling a wish list for the Beacon of Hope House.

Recently, the Beacon of Hope House moved from Vic West to Saanich and the items donated by will transform the facility into a home for the male youth who utilize the residential addiction treatment facility.

The Community Angel Program managed to collect dozens of items from sellers on its site. Upon learning of the Beacon of Hope House’s program many sellers drastically discounted their selling price or donated the item to the cause, including a 14 year old boy who wanted to help his peers and donated a generous amount of sporting equipment.

Victoria’s Community Angel, Carly Russell-Huntley collected items including a book shelf, kitchen table and chairs, BBQ, TV with TV stand, sporting equipment, a Wii gaming system with games and accessories, a fireplace safety guard, gardening equipment, a guitar and a laptop computer to ensure the youth can fulfill their distance education needs while receiving treatment.

“I would like to thank and their Community Angel Program for their support and recognition of the value of our Hope House program,” said Keltie Manderville of Beacon of Hope House. “The support means a lot to us and the donated items will save us money that we can now put towards our important programs to help at-risk youth.”

About the Beacon of Hope House

The Beacon of Hope House program, founded by the Salvation Army in 2007, provides a safe haven for at-risk male youth (ages 13-18) seeking individualized and comprehensive drug and alcohol treatment. Beacon of Hope House is a six bed residential treatment and recovery facility.

Offering a safe healing environment for youth and promoting accountability and personal responsibility Hope House empowers youth to make positive choices.

The full program is 90 days, with an option for 30 and 60 day stays as well.

To qualify youth need to be clean and sober for a minimum of five days, be actively in need of recovery support, be willing to abstain from alcohol and drugs, be motivated to become free of addiction and be willing to abide by house guidelines.

About was founded in 2003 with the vision that an effective, free, online marketplace for the sale of used goods would reduce landfill content, benefit the environment and save people money. It is now Canada’s biggest Canadian-owned online classified network with local city sites across the country, including UsedVictoria, UsedVancouver, UsedOttawa, UsedPEI and more. Our network of over 55 websites has now become the most efficient platform for buyers to connect with private and commercial sellers to find what they want in their local community.

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