Our Thrift Stores
The SOS Children’s Village Thrift Store Foundation location in the community of Steveston in Richmond first opened its doors in 1992, as a way to raise funds for the creation of an SOS Children’s Village. In 1999, the store expanded to its present size on Moncton Street in Steveston. Today, approximately 50 volunteers work in or support that store. The store is run by two managers and a team of approximately five to eight volunteers each day of the week.
The Kerrisdale location is modeled after the successful Steveston store and opened in July of 2006. SOS Children’s Village Thrift Store Foundation Kerrisdale is ‘chic’ in style and consistently gives the public an opportunity to purchase affordable quality products. It is supported by two managers and a company of dedicated volunteers.
Our Dedicated Team
Store and Assistant Managers
Manager of Retail Operations and Steveston Store
Manager of Kerrisdale Store
Assistant Manager of Steveston Store
Assistant Manager of Kerrisdale Store
I am proud to say I recently celebrated 14 years of service to SOS. I manage the Steveston Thrift Store and coordinate a team of dedicated volunteers, well I try to, some coordinate me! I bring to the organization passion, sense of humour, and dedication for the work we do at SOS. I love recruiting and training new volunteers and the challenge of evoking passion and understanding of our vision for SOS.
I grew up in a small German town on the French/Swiss border and immigrated to Vancouver in 1971. For the past 24 years I have been running my own home business that has enabled me to travel throughout the US and Canada. I am married with one daughter and have been working at the Kerrisdale Thrift Store for 11 years. My work gives me the satisfaction of knowing that I can make a difference in somebody’s life.
I’ve been with the SOS Foundation for nearly a year now. After being in Corporate Canada for many years it’s refreshing and much more fulfilling to work for an organization were you are making a difference. I thoroughly enjoy the diversity of our volunteers. There is never a dull moment, whether it’s sorting thru donations or talking with customers. I love that every day is a new day with new experiences and new personalities.
I joined the Kerrisdale store in November 2016. It is my great fortune to work with such kind, lovely, and hard-working volunteers and manager. Fortunately, I am also very good at compromise, positive thinking, and willing to work non-stop with the team. I am glad to help raise funds to support foster children in Surrey: “Every ending is just a new beginning.” Shop and volunteer at our thrift store to give a new life for clothes and household items!