We are committed to caring for our communities and it warms our heart when our efforts are recognized by our neighbours. The North Shore thrifting community has done just that –to show us how they value the hard work, dedication and commitment of our employees, they’ve voted our North Vancouver location as their Favourite Second-Hand Store in the 2023 North Shore News’ Reader’s Choice Awards!
This May, the store received the awarded certificate in the mail. Store Manager Ligaya Stuart said it was “beautiful news,” and explained that the success of the store for winning this award was due to her team focusing on the good in people. “We see the goodness of the situation when serving people. Part of our business is to be patient and kind, while we get inspiration daily. Sometimes we act as social workers for our communities. We learn everyday and that’s why we are successful as a whole Salvation Army.”
Maytte Abad, our local District Manager, also praised the team. “I am so proud of each and every one of you for this achievement. It’s wonderful to see your efforts recognized and appreciated by the community. Your commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of others through sustainable practices and affordable shopping options is truly inspiring.”
A special thank you also goes out to North Shore News and all the readers who took the time to vote for us. Your recognition inspires us to continue striving for excellence each and every day as we make a positive impact in our local communities.
Fun fact: Last fiscal year, our stores in the Vancouver area raised over $52,000 to provide additional support to The Salvation Army through the generosity of our Guests. We also provided 318 vouchers to neighbours in need who shopped for essential items at our Thrift Stores free of charge.