Office Hours: Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Making good things happen in our community!



We now take Online Donations! Click HERE to donate today.


BVO is moving to its new, more accessible and centrally-located site on King Street in Thornbury.  Our new premises will offer an efficient, functional and safe space from which to continue "making good things happen in our community". It offers single level accessibility, plenty of parking, volunteer and community gathering/meeting space, on-site storage, private meeting space, and both a retail and sorting area for the Treasure Shop.

The sale of our current building on Bruce Street has helped considerably to pay down the mortgage required to purchase the new location.  "The Heart of Our Community" Capital Campaign is to rebuild our new home.

People. That's what this campaign and everything BVO does is all about. Local people. Our current fundraising is focused on paying for the renovations and the expansion of our new home. However, this is ultimately about strengthening our ability to serve local people of all ages!

Thank you in advance for your support and generosity! Donations are gratefully accepted by cash, cheque, on-line credit card, e-transfer or gifts of marketable securities.

A Gift in your Will is another wonderful way to support BVO, make a tremendous community impact and leave a lasting legacy. A few simple words in your Will to share your intention is all it takes. Please contact Carolyn or Jarvis if you would like to discuss your wishes for such a gift, and to get sample wording for your lawyer. 


Jarvis Strong, Fundraising Manager

705-441-3346 (cell)

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For our Programs & Services

Individual DonationsYour generous donation will help to fund BVO's numerous programs for community members of all ages. You can designate a program which you want to support or let BVO decide where your donation will be put to best use.

Corporate or Group SponsorshipsWould your company or organization like to help 'make good things happen in our community'? We have ideas on how you can help BVO. Become a champion of one of our programs or be a sponsor for one of our events


Carolyn, BVO Executive Director
519-599-2577 ext. 121


Emergency Needs

We accept donations of non-perishable items for our Emergency Needs Food Cubby throughout the year. Items frequently needed are peanut-free snack items for school lunches, 100% fruit juice boxes or cans, cereal, granola bars, crackers, canned fruit/vegetables/tuna/salmon, pasta, pasta sauce, condiments, pork & beans, soups including chunky cup-a-soup or regular soup, jello, pancake/muffin mix, jam, peanut butter.

Hold your own Food Drive! This is something any individual, community group or business can do any time of year -– there's always someone in our community that needs food. If you call ahead of time we can provide you with a list of most needed items. Items can be dropped off at BVO during business hours Monday-Thursday.


For Emergency Needs and Treasure Shop

We are always looking for saleable, clean clothing in good condition – things that you would consider buying yourself! Drop off at the Treasure Shop during our operating hours or put in the donation bins outside.


For Christmas Hampers, Preschool and Treasure Shop

  • Bring joy to a child by donating new toys or gift cards to our Christmas Hamper program.
  • Donate gently used toys, games, puzzles and children's books to our Treasure Shop.
  • Call the BVO Preschool to see what items they need. 519-599-2190.

BVO Good Neighbours Program

Add 25 cents or more to your order when your check-out at Foodland.











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