The Salvation Army Thrift Store Urges Canadians to Donate Gently Used Items

The Salvation Army Thrift Store is calling out to all you fine folks to declutter your homes and donate gently used items that you no longer need to support your local communities.

That’s right, folks, with more and more people heading to thrift stores for affordable, high-quality goods, including vintage and unique finds, and for eco-conscious reasons, The Salvation Army Thrift Store has seen a whopping 15% increase in traffic across its stores in Canada.

With the demand for donated goods rising faster than a soufflé in the oven, the organization is having a tough time replenishing its shelves and racks due to a slowdown in donations during the winter months.

Ted Troughton, Managing Director of The Salvation Army Thrift Store, said, “We’re in desperate need of donations across Canada, especially everyday household items such as kitchen and home decor items, housewares, ceramics, and small appliances. So, folks, as you’re getting ready to do your Spring cleaning, think of us and know that your donation will make a positive impact in your local communities.”

Donations made to The Salvation Army Thrift Store support its programs and services throughout the year, including meals, food banks, children’s breakfast programs, housing supports, substance-use recovery, and work preventing modern slavery and human trafficking. So, by shopping and donating to the organization, you’re doing your part to divert thousands of pounds of clothing, textiles, and household items from local landfills, reducing waste, and benefiting the environment.

Now, to encourage all you generous Canadians to donate your unused items and do good for the planet and your community, The Salvation Army Thrift Store is launching its #EarthLovesThrift campaign. The campaign offers an exclusive 25% discount on clothing for those who donate, along with a donor thank-you coupon. That’s right, you get to save some money and do good at the same time! The offer is available leading up to Earth Day on April 22nd.

You can make your donations at any of the organization’s 115 Donor Welcome Centres across Canada. And remember, The Salvation Army Thrift Store is a non-profit organization and the only national division of The Salvation Army, generating funds to support its programs, services, and emergency relief efforts while diverting almost 80 million pounds of items from landfills from April 2021 to 2022. So, let’s come together and make a positive impact on our local communities while reducing waste in the environment!