Donations and Volunteer Opportunities
Have items you want to donate somewhere?
Did you know that Value Village is a for-profit organization? Lots of people don't realize this and they continue to donate thinking that non-profits are benefiting from their donation. The exception to this is when a non-profit is collecting donations (like Community Living) - they get a certain dollar amount per pound for what they collect and donate to Value Village. But it's a pittance.
Please note - with COVID-19 here, acceptance of donations has been suspended at many locations.
Below, you will find a list of opportunities to volunteer at various non-profit organizations. Please contact them directly for more information.
If you would like to be notified of volunteer opportunities that the local is made aware of, please fill out this form and we'll add you to the volunteer mailing list.
Please note - with COVID-19 here, volunteer opportunities may be suspended.
Many Facebook groups allow you to post free unwanted items. Here is a sampling:
Queen City Pay It Forward
I Will Help Regina
I Will Help Moose Jaw
You can list used items for free in many of the online classifieds.
Here's a list of non-profit organizations who accept donations and what they accept:
They have a small store at the YWCA. They accept quality used items - women's and children's clothing, small household items, books, toys, etc.
Soul's Harbour Rescue Mission
They accept food donations and other miscellaneous items.
They accept donations of pretty much anything. Especially hygiene products and feminine products.
Containers (from yogurt, butter, sour cream, etc.), Plastic Grocery Bags; Backpacks; Purses; Seasonal Items; Clothing; Socks; Shoes; Bras & Underwear (new or “like new” condition and washed in hot water); Bedding; Pots & Pans; Cutlery; Dishes; Games; Toys; Books; Movies; Home Décor Items; Small Appliances; Cell Phones & Other Small Electronics; Hygiene Items; Cleaning Supplies (garbage bags, bleach, etc); Gift Cards; Pet Food & Pet Supplies; Office Supplies (notebooks, printer paper, pens, etc); Food (both perishable & non-perishable items if stored properly); & more!
Salvation Army Thrift Store
Quality used items including furniture. You cans get a 20% off coupon for your donation.
Update - Sept 2020 - Salvation Army is accepting donations except furniture at all store locations.
North Central Family Center
Quality used items.
Update - Sept 2020 - NCFC is accepting donations especially baking supplies, craft supplies (markers, glue, construction paper, crayons, paint and paint brushes), sewing machines, material, and children’s clothing.
Heritage Community Mini Pantries
There are currently at least 5 mini libraries/trading posts in Heritage Community. These have been re-purposed for the distribution of food items and other supplies that people might need to help them through the pandemic; they are now dubbed mini pantries.
For more information: https://heritagecommunityassociation.com/pantries/