Our SOS Children’s Village Thrift Store Foundation stores welcome donations of clean, gently used articles for resale. You can help children and youth in foster care in a practical way. You’ll also extend the life of your goods in an environmentally friendly way by reducing, reusing, and recycling. Drop your items off at the stores during store hours (donations only accepted during store hours due to vandalism and theft).
We gratefully accept the following items
Mens' and Ladies' Clothing
Jewelry and Accessories
Shoes and Purses
(No textbooks, National Geographics, or encyclopedias)
(No plastic food containers)
Antiques and Collectibles
(No skis or ski boots)
Have some furniture you would like to donate?
Please contact us first to confirm if the store has space. You may also call to request a pick up of donated goods, and if time allows, we can make it happen.Contact Us
We don't accept the following items
- Plastic Containers
- Matresses (All sizes)
- Sofa Beds
- Large Furniture
- Computers, Printers, Scanners, etc.
- Ski and Snowboard Equipment
- Car Seats, Cribs, High Chairs, Strollers
- Encyclopedias and Textbooks
- Microwaves and Kitchen Appliances
- Industrial Materials, Paint, Dangerous Goods
- Lights Fixtures
- TVs, Recording Devices, VHS Tapes, Records
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Volunteer at our Thrift Stores
Our stores are largely run by volunteers who work with a purpose and commitment which allows SOS programs for foster children and youth to exist sustainably.Volunteer Today
Make a Finacial Impact Call-to-Action
Currently, the state of foster care is a “North American epidemic”. But there is a better way. The unique Village model is based on SOS International Founder Hermann Gmeiner’s belief that a loving and consistent professional caregiver, family atmosphere, home, and community create a circle of healing, belonging, and growth for a child in need. By establishing this circle of healing, children develop resilience and renewed hope leading to their future successes.
These elements are evident in the local Village, located in a picturesque area of Surrey, where the need is most acute. Since opening in 1999, the SOS BC Village – the only SOS Children’s Village in all of Canada – has provided counselling, art therapy, neurofeedback training, and more to allow youth (many of whom have mental conditions) to recover from their traumatic past. The Village model is based on lifelong engagement and embracing the cultural heritage of each child.Donate Online