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.
We are closed on holidays.
Donations are accepted at the back drop-off zone
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
between  10 am – 2 pm.


Enhanced cleaning procedures

We clean high-touch areas frequently.
In order to limit the spread of viruses,
we have added hand sanitizer stations. 

Donation drop-offs and pick-ups

We gladly accept donations at the back drop-off zone Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 10 am to 2 pm.
*Please note, If we get a large amount of donations at once, we may have to close temporarily to process them.
Please be patient and kind with our staff as they do their best to keep up with donations.
We will post Donation Drop-Off closures on the notification bar on the home page of our website.
We have resumed our acceptance of furniture and large appliances! We are currently picking up these
items on Thursdays and Sundays, upon request.
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) Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm.

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

Here’s what our customers are saying about SOS Thrift Shop


“A wonderful, two-floor thrift shop in downtown Parksville with something for everyone. Tidy, well laid out, with very helpful staff, and security make my visits a pleasant experience.”


“So much selection, it seems no matter what you’re looking for, they will have it here!”

    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,
      Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
    • 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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