Royal Pacific Realty Group cares about our communities and takes every opportunity to improve the lives of local residents.

For those of us who are fortunate, Spring is the season when we spruce up our homes and think about getting rid of items we no longer need. Instead of taking items to the landfill, why not recycle? There are many thrift stores in every community in dire need of donations.

The Salvation Army welcomes gently used clothing, footwear, dishes, utensils, pots and pans, furniture, electronics, books, toys, pet beds and yard tools. Drop off items off at Thrift Stores or at Drop Bins (links to locations).

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) welcomes donations of house wares, furniture, appliances, clothing, games and books at these locations in the Lower Mainland. They also accept pet food.

Many animal shelters also sponsor thrift stores such as the Richmond Animal Protection Society.

The SOS Children’s Village welcome gently used items in thrift stores in Steveston and in Kerrisdale.

Baby Go Round welcomes donations of equipment, clothing and products for infants and children to age four. Items are delivered through a network of qualified social service partners in the community.

YWCA Crabtree Corner welcomes baby items, children’s clothing and school supplies.

Covenant House welcomes food, clothing, hygiene supplies, backpacks which go to teenagers and youth free of charge.

Lookout Emergency Aid Socitey welcomes furniture, household appliances, working computers and other items.

West End Senior’s Network welcomes clothing and collectables.

The Downtown Vancouver Eastside Women’s accepts clothing, handbags, briefcases and more.

The Homestart Foundation welcomes gently used furniture.

Habitat for Humanity welcomes home decor including appliances, flooring, heating and cooling, and building supplies at locations in Burnaby, Maple Ridge and North Vancouver. .

Helping Families in Need accepts household items and clothing and bicycles and will pick up.

Aunt Leah’s Place helps children in foster care and young moms and accepts furniture, clothing, bicycles, books and will pick up.

Working gear supplies working clothes – from steel-toed boots to suits.

Tri-City Transitions welcomes clothing, blankets, appliances and children’s items.

Big Brothers welcomes good used clothing.

Donate your car to charity here. The Kidney Foundation also accepts cars. So does Big Sisters.

West Vancouver SPCA welcomes towels and pet beds.

The REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive (November-December. Blankets, coats, gloves, toques, backpacks, socks, sweaters.

Thank you!

 

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