Tag Archives: volunteers

Stay Home, Wash Your Hands, Give If You Can

Friends, we are living in weird times. The COVID-19 virus has basically put a halt to everything, including thrifting and this is NOT a blog post to complain about how a virus has cramped my shopping options. This is a … Continue reading

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Thank a Woman for Thrift Shops

It’s International Women’s Day today and it occurs to me that the thrift shop movement owes its existence to women. I once worked for Mennonite Central Committee, the relief, development and peace organization of the Mennonite and Brethren in Christ … Continue reading

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Big Score, Little Shops – Thrifting in Ontario

I recently visited the nation’s capital, Ottawa, for a very special purpose: to remember my mother-in-law, Vivian Dawson, who passed away in February. I won the lottery when it comes to in-laws: James and Vivian were the best second set … Continue reading

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Be It Resolved

I’ve written before about my experience as a volunteer at the MCC Abby East Thrift Shop in Abbotsford. I made the decision to volunteer several years ago. It was my New Year’s resolution and it’s actually the only resolution that … Continue reading

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Disappointment in Victoria

While in Victoria earlier this month, I revisited a few thrift shops I visited in previous trips there. It was largely disappointing. I visited three shops: The Salvation Army on Johnson St., the Beacon Community Services thrift shop on Pandora, … Continue reading

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New Year’s Thrifty Resolutions

The best New Year’s resolution that I ever made – and the only one I’ve kept – was to volunteer at a local thrift shop. I’ve been going almost weekly to the MCC Abby East Thrift Shop in Abbotsford for… … Continue reading

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Adventures in Burnaby Thrifting – Part 1

I had the opportunity to do a little thrift road trip today after dropping my son off at his home in Burnaby. I plotted a route along Kingsway, with a little detour onto Edmonds and scored some great stuff. I’ll … Continue reading

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