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 remain mandatory at our SOS Thrift Shop in line with the Provincial Health Order. We appreciate your support and patience during this time.

Store Hours

Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 4 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 and everyone in the store will be wearing facemasks. 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 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

We have resumed our acceptance of furniture and large appliances as of July, 2021! Thank you for your patience and support! However, if we receive a large quantity of donations, we may have to close donations for the day due to lack of space. Please consider bringing them back another day. Feel free to call to see if we are still accepting donations, 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, 9:30 am – 3:30 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.
  • Wear a face mask.
  • 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 during opening hours, 9:30 – 3:30, 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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