Salvation Army Thrift Store celebrates 100 years with thanks

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The Salvation Army has been in Swift Current for 100 years this year and from our Thrift Store, in particular, we want to say a big “Thank you” at this time to the generous people in Swift Current for donations of clothing, furniture, and household items. The items are used, either directly or through the funds generated by their sale, to help people in need right here in our community.

People who need to stretch their dollar a little further (and really, who wouldn’t want to do that?) can find clothing for themselves or their family at very reasonable prices. We have a 50-cent rack every week where you can find wonderful things.

People who are looking for an awesome deal can often find brand times like Mexx, Jacob, Gap, Simon Chang, Roxy, Silver, at a fraction of the cost. Often you can find new items with tags still on them.

If you are ‘craftsy’, a bit of a hipster, a little more vintage in your style or just want to win an ugly sweater contest, we can probably help with that as well. ‘Thrifting’ has become very trendy. There are blogs on the Internet about unique Thrift store finds and repurposing of second hand items.

And very importantly as someone finds herself in a difficult situation, we offer clothing and other items at no cost when people are referred by The Salvation Army community and family services, food bank, or from other local agencies. (Maybe someone who is getting back into the work force and needs dress clothes or shoes, or someone who has recently had a house fire and lost everything or someone who just needs a warm winter coat who can’t afford one…)

It is very convenient to donate your gently used, pre-owned items. We have a drop-off door at the back of the store. Just drive right up to the door, push the bell, and someone will open the door for you Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Health Canada has some regulations about what one can and cannot sell (car seats, cribs, helmets, some toys), so please call the store if you have any questions.

Thrift Store shopping saves money, helps our community in practical ways, is tax-free and fun (it’s like a treasure hunt!). Donating items is environmentally responsible because it keeps good usable items out of the dump.

Thank you so much for your continued support of the thrift store ministry and we look forward to serving the community for the next century and beyond.

Lori, Manager, Salvation Army Thrift Store

Captain Michael Ramsay

Organizations: The Salvation Army, Health Canada

Geographic location: Swift Current

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