Caring for our communities and the planet we share

From generating more than $780,000 to support local Salvation Army programs and services, to diverting over 87 million pounds from landfill, we are making a difference together. Discover the incredible environmental and social impact you have when you shop thrift and donate secondhand goods with us.


Clear out space in your home and score new-to-you finds when you donate and shop at your local Thrift Store

Affordable & sustainable holiday shopping starts at your local Thrift Store! From extra ways to save to holiday thriftspiration, we’ve got you covered all season long.

Donations of secondhand clothing and household goods are needed in your community! Make a real difference to neighbours in need by donating today.

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Who We Are

The Salvation Army Thrift Store, National Recycling Operations (NRO) is part of one of the largest national charities in Canada that gives hope and support to over 2.6 million people. We are proud to be one of Canada’s largest clothing recyclers. Through our Thrift Stores we offer savings on secondhand clothing and household goods while caring for our communities and the planet we share.

By shopping and donating at The Salvation Army Thrift Store, your impact is limitless. From helping to support programs and services in your community, such as food banks, school programs and children’s camps, every purchase and every donation makes a positive impact across Canada.

Our History

Salvation Army founder General William Booth was a visionary who effected great change on an international scale. As founder of The Salvation Army, General Booth responded to social concerns in the 19th century by creating an organization designed to meet the needs of all humans without discrimination.

In response to the need for jobs and affordable merchandise, coupled with a desire to preserve the land, Booth created the Household Salvage Brigade composed of men and women who collected unwanted household items. We carry on that legacy today through our Thrift Store and Donor Welcome Centre locations across Canada.