Each year, August 17 is recognized as National Thrift Shop Day! On this day, we’re all encouraged to donate to—and shop at—local thrift stores.
Throughout the community are numerous non-profit and commercial thrift, antique and collectible stores. SIRCH Community Services operates two Thrift Warehouses: one in Haliburton, the other in Bancroft. Both Thrift Warehouses are filled with furniture, household goods, electronics, and more, all at amazing prices! Visit www.sirch.on.ca/thrift/ to plan your own “treasure trail” road trip of many of the thrift, antique and collectible stores in our community.
“Thrift stores provide a wide range of benefits to our community. They help divert materials away from landfills, which is getting more important as our landfills fill up,” said Gena Robertson, Executive Director of SIRCH Community Services. “The Thrift Warehouse employs five people in Haliburton and four people in Bancroft, which contributes to the local economy. And we can offer an amazing shopping experience because items change daily—we have no idea what’s coming in. Hundreds of items often come in daily. And no two items are the same—you can come back every week and the inventory will be different. We get donations of everything from fine china to sail boats. Electronics, art, furniture, you name it! And we can offer it to the public at a fraction of what you’d pay in a retail store.”
To celebrate National Thrift Shop Day, both Thrift Warehouses will be running special contests on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. People donating items can enter into a draw to win a $50 gift certificate for use at the Thrift Warehouse. And shoppers can enter a similar contest too! Shoppers are encouraged to show their best thrift shop finds by including #thriftshopday and #sirchthrift in their Instagram and Twitter posts!
“The Thrift Warehouse, and other reuse thrift stores are vital contributors to our community,” said Robertson. “On National Thrift Shop Day, give a shout out to all the donors, shoppers, volunteers, and staff that help make the Thrift Warehouses and other reuse thrift stores the successes they are.”
Thrift Warehouse Haliburton is located at 128 Mallard Road, in Haliburton’s Industrial Park. It is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations are accepted Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit www.sirch.on.ca/social-enterprises/thrift-haliburton/ or phone 1-844-847-4381 for more information.
Thrift Warehouse Bancroft is located at 141 Hastings Street North, in downtown Bancroft. It is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations are accepted Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit www.sirch.on.ca/social-enterprises/thrift-bancroft/ or phone 1-844-847-4382 for more information.