In an effort to improve the flow of donations staff and volunteers are able to process, the Kelowna Women’s Shelter Thrift Store is setting specific days and times it will now accept donations from the public.
Anyone who wants to drop off new or gently-used items that are in good condition is asked to do so between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays only.
The store accepts men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, women’s footwear, linens, dishes/glasses, plastic items, cookware, electrical toys and some furniture items.
The thrift shop is unable to accept mattresses and box springs, large appliances, old electronics, TVs, microwaves, sewing and craft items, men’s shoes, records, books, magazines, and any baby items such as cribs, mattresses, highchairs, swings, car seats and strollers.
All proceeds from the thrift store support the Kelowna Women’s Shelter, which provides emergency transitional housing, counseling and other support and education programs for women and their children who have experienced abuse.
Shelter clients can also shop at the thrift store for free.