Nanaimo Salvation Army in need of clothes

Gently used clothes needed to restock Salvation Army Thrift Stores in the city

Nanaimo’s Salvation Army Thrift Stores are in dire need of clothing donations leading up to Christmas.

Supplies are low and the charity organization is in a position where it will take clothes of all kinds for all seasons, in spite of late fall conditions just days before the start of winter.

“Our raw pile is getting small and we definitely need to get the clothes out to the community – to the stores,” said Frances Pylypiw, manager of Nanaimo Salvation Army’s furniture warehouse and donation centre.

Stocks are so low staff are even hanging summer wear out on the racks.

“Jackets would be greatly appreciated. Of course, the sweaters and pants,” Pylypiw said. “They need to be gently used. That’s imperative because that’s what we sell in our stores.”

The Salvation Army sells clothes in its stores located at 1613 Bowen Rd. and 6750 North Island Highway in Nored Plaza, which along with sales of other donated items, support Salvation Army charitable community programs.

People who want to drop off clothing donations can do so at the Salvation Army’s furniture store location at 14-4128 Mostar Rd., at the corner of Mostar Road and Boban Drive, which is also the donation processing centre for its Nanaimo thrift stores.

“We take our donations right in our back compound,” Pylypiw said. “We’re only closed on a Sunday or if there’s a statutory holiday. We’re open from nine to five for the donations, so any time, nine to five, six days a week.”



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