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
Senior Manager and Manager of Kerrisdale Store
Manager of Steveston Store
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.
Working at SOS thrift stores allows me to combine years of experience in retail since 2001, my training and passion for creative merchandising, with the meaningful work of SOS Children’s Village BC. My goal is to increase our funds to help more kids, to create a welcoming work environment for our valuable volunteers, and to offer our customers a unique shopping experience by providing a well presented eco-friendly second hand store. At the end of the day I want to see only the smiles of our volunteers and feel customers’ satisfaction by having done a good deed at our store. I’d like to build a community within our store to share our stories, to give back our appreciations, and to connect with our neighbourhoods.