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7-Eleven Teams up With Salvation Army for Clothing Drive


Vancouver, B.C. -  On Wednesday, May 14, between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., at participating stores across the country, 7-Eleven is inviting Canadians to celebrate the end of a long, hard winter and shed those winter blues along with their coats, boots, fleece, hats and gloves.

In partnership with The Salvation Army Thrift Store, the convenience chain is encouraging its guests to give back and, at the same time, celebrate the unofficial start of summer with Slurpee. As a thank you, [...]

Motivation for spring cleaning

Need Motivation to Spring Clean?


It’s spring cleaning time, an opportunity to take stock of what you have, get rid of things you don’t need and organize what is left. Rather than throwing your unwanted items in the trash, consider donating them to The Salvation Army.

When you donate to The Salvation Army you not only give back to the community you save quality goods from filling up landfill sites.

The Salvation Army operates one of the largest recycling programs in the world. In Canada, The Salvation [...]

Thrift store helps at-risk teens get workplace skills

Montreal Thrift Store Helps At-Risk Teens Get Workplace Skills


Within the past year, The Salvation Army St. Hubert Thrift Store in Montreal, Quebec, has opened its doors to eight teenagers, providing them hands-on work experience and exposure to the retail environment.

But, these are not your average teenagers. They are a group of youth who have endured a difficult past by being exposed to neglect, physical and psychological abuse, or have faced major family problems such as poverty and domestic violence.

They are a few out of the thousands of children [...]

Volunteers Robert and Jackie help vulnerable people at their greatest point of need

Salvation Army Honours its Volunteers


National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, gives The Salvation Army the opportunity to honour its 165,000 volunteers who serve passionately, willingly and selflessly on the front lines.

Robert and Jackie are the perfect people for the positions they hold. As volunteers at The Salvation Army’s thrift store in Oshawa, their dedication and compassion helps people at their greatest point of need.

“Volunteers are essential to what we accomplish in a day,” says Kristin Burditt, thrift store manager. “They are the backbone to helping [...]

Salvation Army Thrift Store Reopens in High River


After suffering extensive damage due to the June floods, The Salvation Army Thrift Store on Centre Street has reopened.

On Tuesday, November 5, there will be a grand-reopening of the store.

The Salvation Army has provided services to the residents of High River for over 106 years.

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Salvation Army Thrift Stores Raise $30,000 in Support of Disaster Relief


Due to the generosity of its guests, Salvation Army thrift stores across the country raised more than $30,000 to aid survivors of the Alberta floods and Lac Megantic train derailment.

Funds raised are providing product and practical support to Salvation Army ministry units involved in relief efforts.

Those affected by these tragedies continue to be in great need.


Thrift Shopping for Back-to-School and Beyond


Back-to-school shopping doesn’t always have to happen inside retail stores. Salvation Army Thrift Stores offer great variety when it comes to finding items for the school year, and beyond.

From clothes to linens to furniture and mattresses, Thrift Stores save some serious money, and everything you are looking for is in one place.

Furthermore, by shopping at Salvation Army Thrift Stores people in local communities benefit from profits the Thrift Store gains. Proceeds support the Army’s many social programs such [...]

send a kid to camp

Thrift Stores Send 332 Kids to Camp


Every year, Salvation Army thrift stores work with communities across Canada to provide children in need the opportunity to attend camp, create positive moments, exceptional memories and special friendships.

In 2013, the Send a Kid to Camp campaign raised $73,573, sending 332 kids to camp. The Salvation Army is truly grateful to its store guests and corporate donors whose thoughtful donations helped hundreds of kids have a memorable summer.





What You Should Know About Salvation Army Thrift Stores


With more than 200 nationally and locally operated thrift stores from coast to coast, The Salvation Army operates one of Canada’s largest national clothing recycling operations.

Do you have a question about Salvation Army Thrift Stores? Take a look at these responses to some frequently ask questions to find the answer you need!

1. Where do thrift stores get their merchandise from?

Most of what we give away and sell is donated by a generous and supportive donor base.

There is great competition for [...]