Thrift Shop

Society of Organized Services

About the Shop

The SOS Thrift Shop is an excellent place for the bargain hunter in all of us! All merchandise is donated from the community, and all of the net revenue generated from the Thrift Shop sales goes directly to SOS programs, initiatives and outreach.

Mask Update

Masks are optional at SOS Thrift Shop. This is in line with the lifting of the provincial mask mandate by BC Health.

Store Hours

Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 4 pm.
*Please note donations are accepted between 10 am – 2 pm.
We continue to limit the number of customers in the store to allow for social distancing to prevent communicable diseases. Although there may be a line-up to enter, this always moves quickly and we thank shoppers for their continued patience and kindness.


Enhanced cleaning procedures

We clean high-touch areas frequently.

In order to limit the spread of viruses, we have added hand sanitizer stations. Please remember to follow the directional arrows and keep your distance from others.

Donation drop-offs

We gladly accept donations at the back of the store Monday – Saturday 10 am to 2 pm.
During this time there will be no closures, you can count on us being open during that time!
We have resumed our acceptance of furniture and large appliances! Thank you for your patience and support!
If you have questions about your donations, please call us at 250-248-2532. 


Thank you for your continued support

Thank you for your continued support and patience.

Your support is truly appreciated at this time and is helping us provide essential services to our residents. Thank you for helping us keep valuable items out of our landfill, for promoting ethical, sustainable shopping, and for supporting SOS as a local charity dedicated to improving our community.

The SOS Thrift Shop has over 18,000 square feet of:

  • Clothing
  • Linens
  • Shoes
  • Accessories
  • Jewelry
  • Small appliances
  • Household items
  • Books
  • Toys

Collectables and art are also available. The Boutique department offers fashionable clothing at affordable prices. Gift certificates are available.

Donations are gratefully accepted at 188 West Hirst Avenue, Parksville (at the back of the building) Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm.

The Thrift Shop is open Monday through Saturday, 9 am – 4 pm. Closed Sundays and holidays.

Important details about shopping:

  • Do not enter if you are sick.
  • Please use the hand sanitizing stations at the entrance and exit doors.
  • Once inside, please follow directional signs.
  • Sorry, change rooms are closed at this time.
  • We are limiting the number of shoppers for your safety. 
  • Sorry, there are no pick ups or deliveries available at this time.

Important details about Thrift Shop donations:

  • Drop off your donations, 10 am – 2 pm,
    Monday – Saturday.
  • Please ensure your items are clean and in working order.
  • There are times when we have to close donations for the day due to a large quantities of donations and space limitations. Please consider bringing them back another day! Mornings are generally the best time to bring donations, and feel free to call to confirm that donations are open.
  • 250-248-2532
  • Sorry there are no pick-ups or deliveries available.

    Charitable Number: 107021537RR0001

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