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Second-hand September

September 01, 2022

Take the #SecondHandSeptember Challenge

Since 2019, Second-hand September* has inspired people to choose second-hand first. 

Will you help care for our communities and the planet by taking the #SecondHandSeptember Challenge?

Here’s how you can participate:

1. Donate to your local Donor Welcome Centre

Second-hand September would not be possible without generous donations of gently used items from our communities! Your unwanted or unneeded items have the power to make a difference, and you will take home a 20% off coupon as a thank you for donating. Get started with these expert decluttering tips, and learn more about how your donations make a difference.

Find your nearest Donor Welcome Centre.

2. Shop at your local Thrift Store

Shift to thrift and save more than just money. Every time you choose second-hand first, you are making a positive impact on our planet and your community. From reducing carbon emissions and saving water, to generating funds to support local Salvation Army food banks, second-hand isn’t second-best at The Salvation Army Thrift Store. Ready to get thrifting? Make the most of your next shopping trip with these 5 thrifting tips and tricks.

Find your nearest Thrift Store.

3. Take care of your belongings to help them last

Caring for your clothing and other items will improve their lifespan, encourage you to get more use out of them, and keep them in shape for when you are ready to part with them at your local Donor Welcome Centre. Here are some ways to help your belongings last, and check out our creative expert Tijana’s blog on how to repair clothing.

Happy Second-hand September!


*Second-hand September was started by Oxfam: Second Hand September 2022: How To Take Part – Wear Next. (