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Salvation Army Thrift Store is a welcome addition to Thorncliffe Park

Posted on Jan 27, 2017 by in Scarborough | 0 comments

The Salvation Army has opened its newest Thrift Store location, bringing low-cost goods to the residents of the Thorncliffe Park area.

The store held an official opening ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 60 Overlea Blvd. and will feature a selection of gently used clothing, furniture and household items in its new 12,000-square-foot location.

The store is a welcome addition to the community, which is home to tens of thousands of newcomers to Canada, residents on fixed income, low-income families and other vulnerable groups. In addition to items for sale, the new Salvation Army Thrift Store will offer vouchers that can be exchanged for goods through community and social service programs, a “Community Corner” with free reading materials and job opportunities for residents in the area.

“We want to provide a space for families and neighbours to thrive,” said Salvation Army Thrift Store national retail operations manager Michele Walker. “Donations made and funds raised will stay in this community to provide support to vital Salvation Army programs and services. So come out to the grand opening to shop, donate and show your support in aiding us to make a difference.”

The store includes a dedicated donor welcome centre with donations accepted seven days a week.

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