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Elk Valley Thrift Shop - Sparwood, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bon Echo
N 49° 43.923 W 114° 53.211
11U E 652277 N 5510982
Quick Description: Successful thrift store in Sparwood that contributes earnings back into the community
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 10/22/2018 6:54:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMZD3W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69
Views: 0

Long Description:

Sparwood's thrift store, the current location was opened in November of 2017.

The Elk Valley Thrift Shop Society first opened in December, 2013. By the next month, January 14, they gave back their first donation. To date, they have contributed $250,000 to communities in the Elk Valley, organizations and individuals in need.

This new location, including all three floors, totals roughly 8000 square feet. The building in which the thrift store was previously located was approximately 2200 square feet. They will be using all of it except for a 1500 square foot space they are renting to a local business.

The contents of the thrift store is not limited to donations from local residents. Taylor says they regularly receive donations from not only the Elk Valley, but also Alberta, the interior and Vancouver.

From the Elk Valley Thrift Shop's Facebook page:
The Elk Valley Thrift Shop is a volunteer operated second hand store located in the Town Centre in Sparwood, B.C. We are a non-profit society that aims to give back to our communities and provide a clean, friendly, and organized shopping environment. We pride ourselves on the principle of "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" and maintain a no dumping policy which ensures that unsold items will be relocated or repurposed. We have a large variety of items including clothing, kitchenwares, and home décor!

Hours of operation are: Mon-Fri: 10am-4pm, Sat: 10am-2pm, closed Sunday.

Street Address:
110 Centennial Square
Sparwood, BC Canada
V0B 2G0

Phone number: (250) 425-0800

Condition of store and merchandise:

Visit Instructions:

A new log for any Waymarks in the Thrift Store category could include a brief mention of the store's condition and that of its merchandise. Was it clean and well-organized? That would be nice to know.

If you saw anything really interesting at the store, include that in your log and write about what you bought, if anything, and whether you got any real treasures during your visit.

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