Donor Welcome Centres launched at Salvation Army Thrift Stores

OAKVILLE, ON, Feb. 5, 2015 /CNW/ - The Salvation Army Thrift Store has launched Donor Welcome Centres at locations across Ontario in an effort to show their appreciation to the public for their continued support and generosity. The Donor Welcome Centres will be safe, easy and reliable spaces for the public to donate at the stores. The centres will also be equipped with donation attendants who will be available to offer assistance for heavier or larger donations.

"We appreciate the continued support from members of the community," says David Court, National Director of Operations. "We anticipate Donor Welcome Centres will encourage new donations and aid them in showing their support for The Salvation Army."

Donations remain in the local communities in which they are given and the proceeds are used to support The Salvation Army's programs and services. All donations received are reused and recycled. Last year, The Salvation Army Thrift Store, with the help from the public, diverted 67.3 million pounds of household waste away from landfills.

For the month of February The Salvation Army Thrift Store will also be running its annual Give February a Heart campaign to promote the need for donations and how they are used to give back to the community.

The community is encouraged to stop in and drop off; gently used clothing, electronics, housewares, furniture, toys, books, accessories, computers, antiques and collectibles. Donations are always needed and welcome. All donors will also receive a coupon of $10 savings coupon for their continued support.

About The Salvation Army Thrift Store

The Salvation Army Thrift Store (National Recycling Operations) supports the mission of The Salvation Army by generating funds and influencing positively the communities in which we operate. The Salvation Army Thrift Store is a national, charitable organization that operates 107 stores across Canada and relies upon the generous donation of community members to help support those in need. For a needs list and to learn more about The Salvation Army thrift Store visit

SOURCE The Salvation Army

For further information: Madisyn McKee, Communications Specialist,, Office: 905.825.9208 x 200, Cell: 289.242.3103


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