Furniture Donations Now Accepted

We are (finally) ready to resume acceptance of your generous donations of furniture.

Our priority continues to be furniture essential to the lifestyles of those we serve. That would include something to sit on, sleep on, eat at – of modest sizes as so many of us now live in smaller spaces. Out of respect for all of our customers we require that the items be clean and in good shape.

Because of pandemic restrictions, we must handle all donations carefully, for the safety and comfort of all of our customers and volunteers. One major precaution is that all donations are quarantined for a period of time when they are received before they are processed by our volunteers. For this reason the following restrictions are in place:

  • Drop off of furniture items can be arranged by appointment.
  • Pick up of items (usually on a Saturday, from a sheltered outdoor location only) can be arranged.

Email ssvpbrant@gmail.com, ideally attaching picture(s) of item(s) on offer, or call 519-751-0143 to make arrangements.

Thanks to all of our generous donors for your patience and for your ongoing support of our service to those in need in Brantford and Brant County.

Thrift Store Update August 25, 2020

Our current hours of opening for shopping continue to be Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10 am to 2:30 pm.

We continue to accept donations on Wednesdays between 9 am and 12 noon.

In order to achieve safe physical distancing in our Store for our customers and our volunteers, we continue to limit the number of customers in the retail space.

Thanks to all for your patience, understanding and cooperation as our 100% volunteer staff continues to serve the community.Part of this process involves restricting entrance to one person per family group and to people over the age of 15.

Delivery Resumes!

Thanks to our amazing, committed volunteer delivery team.  As of Saturday, August 8th we have resumed delivery of furniture items (purchased with vouchers or money). Thanks to our patient customers for understanding that the team can only deliver to the front door of your building – to keep all as safe and comfortable as possible.

Welcome Back, Shoppers!!

Finally!!! Welcome back, shoppers!!  Next week, Tuesday (July 14th) & Thursday (July 16th) & Friday (July 17th), we will open to shoppers from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

To keep all customers and volunteers safe, please note:

  • Face coverings are required for all shoppers (and volunteers).
  • One customer per family please (none under age 16).
  • Leave backpacks at home or in your vehicle if possible.
  •  Use of debit is encouraged (no minimum) but cash is accepted.

We will also accept donations next week ONLY on Wednesday, 15th between 9 a.m. and 12 noon. Please note:

  • Our volunteers will not handle your donations. Please follow their direction to place your items in the carts provided where they will be quarantined until it is safe for our volunteers to process them.
  • If items are packed in a box please close the top of the box to permit most efficient use of our storage space.

Donations Welcomed July 9th (Details Below)

We ARE getting closer to opening for shoppers.  Stay tuned!!

Meanwhile we will accept gently used clothing and household items (no furniture at this time), ONLY on Thursday, July 9th between 12 noon and 3 p.m. at SSVP Brant Thrift Store, 143 Wellington, Brantford

PLEASE note:

  • Our volunteers will not handle your donations. Please follow their direction to place your items in the carts provided where they will be quarantined until it is safe for our volunteers to process them.
  • If items are packed in a box please close the top of the box to permit most efficient use of our storage space.

UPDATE April 5, 2020: SSVP Brant Response to Covid-19 Crisis

To help our community and our world manage this threat, SSVP Brant Thrift Store has been closed since Tuesday, March 17th.

As we do not qualify as an “essential business” in the province we could not re-open at this time even if we decided this would be feasible or wise. At this time it is our plan to extend the closing of our Store until (at least) May 4, 2020. Continue reading “UPDATE April 5, 2020: SSVP Brant Response to Covid-19 Crisis”

SSVP Brant Response to Covid-19 Crisis

To help our community and our world manage this threat, SSVP Brant Thrift Store will be closed from Tuesday, March 17th until Monday, April 6th inclusive. At that time we will re-assess the situation, following the advice of the Brant County Health Unit.

Continue reading “SSVP Brant Response to Covid-19 Crisis”