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Union Gospel Mission Thrift Store

UGM Thrift Store Step 3 Reopening Update: July 9, 2021.

Beginning July 1st, 2021, British Columbia moved to Step-3 or the Provincial Restart Plan. At the direction of the Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, the UGM Thrift Store is transitioning from a COVID-19 safety plan to a general communicable disease plan, aimed at ensuring the continued safety and wellbeing of our in-store customers and staff.

We all have a part to play in continuing to keep community transmission of COVID-19 to a minimum. To do that, some components of our COVID-19 Safety Plan will remain in place, such as:

  • Enhanced hygiene and health practices for employees.
  • Staff will continue to wear masks (PPE) when on the sales floor.
  • Employees who are ill will stay at home.
  • Donations will be isolated for 24 hours before being placed in the store.

Some changes that you will see in store are the following:

  • A gradual increase in store capacity levels over the summer with no capacity limits by September 2021.
  • Masks are required for customers.
  • Physical distancing is no longer mandatory, but we encourage you to respect the space between you and your fellow customer.

Thank you for journeying with us over the past 16 months and continuing to support UGM’s life giving ministry by shopping with us. We look forward to seeing you soon!

References:

Preparing for Step 3 of BC’s Restart

Provincial Health Officer Statement for Employers on Transitioning from COVID-19 Safety Plans to Communicable Disease Plans (June 17, 2021)

 

Donation Drop Off:

When:

Donations can be dropped at the Thrift Store between 9:30am – 3:30pm Monday to Friday.

Where:

  • Front Door of the Thrift Store: all donations will be placed by the donor in the black Rubbermaid bins at the entrance to the store, these donations will remain in the bin until the end of each day or until the bin is full.
  • Loading Bay: larger items (household items, large boxes, small appliances, etc.) can be dropped off at the loading bay in the back alleyway.
  • After Hours: all donations can be placed in the large blue Rubbermaid bins under the stairs at 601 E. Hastings St. These donations will be collected and sorted by the Thrift Store staff on a daily basis.

If you have a large quantity of items to donate, please call us before you arrive. We may request that you pull into the laneway behind the store.

If you are donating on behalf of a business, please contact [email protected] or 604‑215‑5441 ext. 462 to coordinate your donation.

Store Hours:

Monday to Friday – 
9:00am – 4:00pm
Closed weekends and statutory holidays

Phone: 604‑254‑8721

671 East Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 1R2

Parking:
There is free and paid street parking within walking distance of the UGM Thrift Store.

Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity. UGM’s volunteers and staff will carefully handle your donated items. Our first priority is to distribute donations free of charge to our guests. As a guideline, please only donate items that you personally would use or wear.

The UGM Thrift Store gratefully accepts the following items:

Men’s and Women’s Clothing Men’s and Women’s Shoes and Accessories
Jewelry Linens (i.e. bedding, towels, curtains)
Books (see exceptions below) CDs, DVDs, Records
Small Household Items Antiques and Collectibles
Knick-knacks and Seasonal Decorations Musical Instruments (see exceptions below)
Bicycles and Sporting Goods (see exceptions below) Coffee Tables, Side Tables and Dressers
Chairs, Recliners and Love Seats

We don’t accept the following items:

  • Baby and Children’s Items
  • Bed Frames and Mattresses
  • Large Appliances (i.e. refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, barbeques)
  • Large Furniture (i.e., Grandfather clocks, China cabinets, etc.)
  • Textbooks and Encyclopedias
  • Console TVs and Record Players
  • Fitness Equipment (i.e. treadmills, benches, weights)
  • Ski, Snowboard and Golf Equipment
  • Bicycles
  • Pianos and Organs
  • Outdated technology (i.e. electronics 10 years or older including computers, cell phones, printers, fax machines, VCRs, televisions)

Not sure if we can accept a donation? Give us a call to check at 604‑202‑4201

Have a donation? Select a date & time below!

Did you know that UGM operates a boutique in New Westminster?

Found boutique is a fashion collective with a carefully curated artisan collection. We sell home décor, gifts, jewelry, accessories, skin care and quality brand name fashions for both men and women. We offer an exceptional, quality customer experience and an opportunity for our customers to give locally through purchases, donations and volunteer opportunities. All revenue goes back into UGM services.

Phone: 604-553-0604
Address: 641 Columbia Street, New Westminster V3M 1A8