Have unwanted stuff? Read this.

Oh boy do I ever love a good thrift shop. I really, really, really love a good thrift shop! It’s a treasure hunt like no other and you just never know what you’ll find when you start looking. When I head to Value Village I scour the shelves for things I can use to re-purpose or upcycle or sometimes, just use as-is. I’ve found some really nice pieces of vintage artwork that I’m quite fond of and Value Village is a great place to look for kitchenware too.

I also love dropping off our unwanted items. It feels so good to get rid of things we have outgrown and no longer need. I know that when I take them to Value Village they will be re-loved AND will help to fund a local non-profit.

value village supports local chairities

The Cerebral Palsy Association of Alberta, the Canadian Diabetes Association and The Kidney Foundation of Canada has partnered with Value Village thrift stores to open new Donation Drop Spots in Calgary that provide convenient locations for community members to donate their used goods. Value Village pays The Cerebral Palsy Association of Alberta, The Canadian Diabetes Association and The Kidney Foundation of Canada when community members donate their goods to those local nonprofit partners at the Donation Drop Spots, whether the items make it to the sales floor or not.

You can find your local drop off location below:

Brentwood Village:
Address: 3630 Brentwood Road, NW Calgary AB T2L-1K8
Hours: 10am to 7pm
Supports: Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta

Glenmore Landing:
Address: 1600 – 90th Avenue SW Calgary AB T2V-5A8
Hours: M-F: 10am – 6pm S-S: 9am – 5pm
Supports: Inclusion Alberta- (formerly Alberta Association for Community Living)

Northgate Village Shopping:
Address: 495 – 36th Street NE Calgary AB T2A-6K3
Hours: 9am-7pm
Supports: Canadian Diabetes Association

Beacon Hill Shopping Center:
Address: 11420 Sarcee Trail Northwest Calgary AB T3R-OA1
Hours: 10am-7pm
Supports: Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta

Rio-Can Shawnessy
Address: 225 Shawville Blvd SE Calgary AB T2Y-3H9
Hours: 9am – 7pm
Supports: Canadian Diabetes Association

Rio-Can Signal Hill
Address: Richmond Road & Sarcee Trail Calgary AB T3E-3X8
Hours: 10am-7pm
Supports: Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta

South Trail Crossings
Address: 4307 130 Avenue SE Calgary AB T2Z-3V8
Hours: 10am-7pm
Supports: Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta

Lowes Sunridge Centre:
Address: 2929 Sunridge Way Calgary AB T1Y-7K7
Hours: M-F: 9am- 8pm S-S: 10am-6pm
Supports: The Kidney Foundation of Canada

Southland Crossing
Address: 9737 MaCleod Trail SW Calgary AB T2J-0P6
Hours: M-F: 9:30am-6pm S-S: 10am-6pm
Supports: The Kidney Foundation of Canada

Southbank Centre
Address: 105 Southbank Blvd Okotoks AB T1S-0G1
Hours: 10am-7pm
Supports: Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta

value village

Value Village is on a mission to create a better world through reuse by inspiring local communities to donate reusable items to local nonprofits instead of throwing them in the trash. Through its commitment to sustainability, Value Village  has become one of the largest recyclers of used goods in the world, keeping more than 650 million pounds of reusable items from landfills each year.

Having both diabetes and kidney disease in our family tree, it makes me super happy to know I can support those organizations just by cleaning out a closet….and I should really go get started. The state of my closet is getting pretty out of hand!


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