The Salvation Army Oshawa

Thrift Store Donations

TOGETHER WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Donations Accepted

ACCESSORIES
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES
CLOTHING
COMPUTERS
ELECTRONICS
FURNITURE
HOUSEWARES
MEDIA & BOOKS
SEASONAL ITEMS
TEXTILES
TOYS
MONETARY DONATIONS

Our Thrift Store welcomes donations. However, there are some items we are unable to accept due to sanitary and health and safety concerns. These include; used mattresses and box springs, sofa beds, used wall-to-wall carpets, hazardous materials (e.g. paints), propane tanks, barbecues, infant equipment (e.g. car seats, cribs and strollers), tires and auto parts.

Thank-you

Why Donate to The Salvation Army Oshawa Thrift Store?

After the COVID-19 pandemic virtually shut down the economy in mid-March, millions of Canadians are finding themselves in need of help. The effects of the pandemic caused nearly two million people to lose their jobs in April, while many more workers have experienced reduced hours and pay. With nearly 40 per cent of Canadians under the age of 55 only able to cover critical expenses like food or rent for one week in the event of job loss, this will continue to have significant impacts on the ability of individuals and families to make ends meet. Every day, and especially in times of hardship, your donations make a difference by:

  • Allowing us to provide a place for our shared communities to shop for affordable clothing and household items.
  • Empowering individuals and families living in poverty to shop for essential needs free of charge using vouchers given by The Salvation Army’s social services. Over $4.2 million dollars in goods were provided through the voucher program in Canada last fiscal year.
  • Helping generate funds to support local Salvation Army programs such as food banks and shelters for people experiencing homelessness – services that will be in higher demand than ever as our communities struggle to regain their footing after the pandemic.
  • Keeping millions of reusable items out of landfills every year.?
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COVID 19 Update

The members of The Salvation Army Oshawa Temple want to protect you from any Covid-19 spread yet, at the same time, wish to journey life with you. 

At present, there are still reports of new strains of Covid-19 spread and, unfortunately, we are not at a level of vaccination that safely allows us to congregate. Therefore, we have initiated the following:

 In-Person Church Services are postponed until further notice, but our ONLINE SERVICES, complete with music, songs, prayer, and Biblically focused sermons can be found here. [Click to follow]

 Our CHURCH OFFICE is closed, but we are still available Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 3:00 pm).  If you have enquiries, needs, prayer requests, or simply want to discuss life, please connect with us by phone at 905-436-0011, text us at 289-768-5959, or email the office. Email address is  office@saoshawa.ca 

 Our FOOD BANK and THRIFT STORE in downtown Oshawa are operating under COVID restrictions. If you are solely in need of food, please make an appointment at 905-723-7422 ext 221. 

 The Thrift Store is operating under COVID Restrictions. Store is closed April 12th -14th. Planned reopening Thursday April 15th. Accepting donations resumes Thursday April, 15th Mon-Fri 9:30am-4pm at the back loading dock door.  Please access the Albert Street side of the building in downtown Oshawa from Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 4:30 pm) and Saturday (10:00 am – 4:00 pm).  The Thrift Store is closed on Sunday. More Thrift Store Details… [Click to follow]

 COUNSELLING SERVICES, including aid with annual TAX RETURNS, continue Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 4:30 pm),  but please call for an appointment at 905-723-7422. Registration for The Low Income Tax Clinic is online. [Click to follow]