CDS has been operating the Thrifty Treasures thrift store since 2006. The store is managed and run by clients in two shifts, from 10 AM to 3 PM, Monday to Friday. A job coach is always available to problem-solve and help out when needed.
In addition to providing valuable employability skill building opportunities, Thrifty Treasures also provides the community with low-cost used clothing, housewares and books. It’s also an integral part of CDS’ new homelessness reduction program, providing many of the basics needed by newly housed individuals.
Donations are graciously accepted to support CDS programs.
CDS is always accepting clean items Monday to Friday excluding Holidays between 10am and 2:30pm. CDS is no longer able to accept big electronic TV’s or Stereo’s please take these items to the recycle centre on Rossland Ave. in Trail BC.
Clients working at Thrifty Treasures learn a wide variety of skills including:
- Communication skills
- Customer service skills
- Telephone courtesy
- Willingness to learn
- Time management
- Clothing Laundering
- Problem Solving
- Operating cash register
- Money handling skills