The Salvation Army Thrift Store is opening a new store with a special event day for guests and donors at 1225 Kennedy Road, Scarborough on October 2, 2019. The giveaways and celebration starts at 9:00 a.m. and will run until evening close.
The store is reopening in a much larger and more easily accessible retail space, and remains in the same plaza where it has served the community for several years. “We are beyond thrilled with the new store and excited by what it offers the community through shopping and donating with us,” says Dian Edwards, Store Manager at the Scarborough Thrift Store.
All former store employees have been transferred to the new location along with additional staff being hired and volunteers on board to broaden the store’s service team.
The new store is multi-level and offers an abundance of treasure filled finds along with the practical and daily requirements of gently used clothing, household items, furniture, media, books and more for the whole family. It serves those who need some extra help through its voucher program where individuals can shop for what they need at no cost. Others can get great value for their purchases while some will come just for the thrill of finding that treasured item.
The store relies on the generosity of the public to bring in donations of items they no longer need. It has a dedicated Donor Welcome Centre and donations attendant at the back of the store with easy access for donors to make donation drop off convenient and is open seven days a week.
This is the Salvation Army Thrift Store’s second location in the Scarborough area. It will also play a vital role in the community by providing support to community neighbours in need through The Salvation Army’s programs, services and emergency relief efforts.
“We are beyond grateful for those that have come together and made it possible for us to re-open our doors within this amazing and generous community and we fully recognize and thank all of the giving and care that so many people have brought to this endeavour,” says Walker.
The new location will be opened by local community and Salvation Army representatives, accompanied by a Salvation Army brass band, refreshments and giveaways for the first 100 guests. There is also going to be a live radio broadcast from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. on 105.9 The Region.
For a donations accepted list, store hours and to learn more about The Salvation Army Thrift Store visit www.thriftstore.ca
About The Salvation Army Thrift Store
The Salvation Army Thrift Store (National Recycling Operations) supports the mission of The Salvation Army in Canada for its communities and social programs by generating funds and making a positive influence. As part of a National charitable organisation, The Salvation Army Thrift Store operates over 100 stores across Canada and relies upon the generous donations of guests to help support those in need. For a donations accepted list and to learn more about The Salvation Army Thrift Store visit www.thriftstore.ca
Office: 905.825.9208 ext. 200