Reduce - Recycle - Repurpose

Did you know that BVO diverted more than 234,535 pounds of material and goods from landfill in 2019?

Our retail store, The Treasure Shop, sells quality recycled children’s, women’s, men’s clothing, toys, books and housewares at very reasonable prices. With the population of the Blue Mountains continuing to grow every year, we take multiple steps to reduce, reuse, and recycle, while generating funds to help support vital programs and services in the community. BVO is truly a recycling champion. In 2019, our efforts were acknowledged by the Blue Mountains Chamber of Commerce with it’s Sustainable Innovation award.

Approximately 180 BVO volunteers work diligently every week in the Treasure Shop to sort and price a large volume of items generously donated from the community via Drop Boxes located on site. Most donated items are sold in the Treasure Shop or used in BVO programs. Some go to other charities, organizations and families in need both local and farther afield. Some items are diverted from landfill in other ways. Clothing that is not sellable goes to textile recycling via “send-on-bags” that are picked up regularly by Diabetes Canada, for which BVO is reimbursed. We also divert appropriate items to Habitat for Humanity.

BVO is always grateful for donations of good quality, saleable clothing and housewares for our treasure shop. But there are some items that we simply can not use, resulting in extra work for our volunteers and expense for their disposal. The signs on our donation bins show the items that we cannot sell. Please help us by omitting them.

Some of the items that BVO cannot accept include: baby equipment (strollers, cribs, etc.), assistive devices (walkers, etc.), large paintings, light fixtures and ceiling fans (table lamps are welcome); microwave ovens, computers, TV sets, sharp Knives, life jackets, protective helmets, mattresses, wire coat hangers and anything that is soiled, ripped, rusted or broken.

If you are unsure about an item you are thinking of donating, please ask a Treasure Shop volunteer or call us. Please note: we do not need donations of plastic bags, and we encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags when you come to the store.

Thank you for helping us make good things happen in our community with your donations! Please Consider becoming a Treasure Shop volunteer!

 

Treasure Shop Hours

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Sunday:

Closed

Closed

12 pm - 5 pm

Closed

4 pm - 7 pm

9 am - 2 pm

Closed

Donation drop-off: Items can be dropped off Thursday 11 am – 2 pm OR by appointment by calling 519-599-2577 ex. 1.

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BAGS!

Why Donate

Local families are able to access our emergency food cubby, clothing & household items, and fresh fruit and vegetables throughout the year. A parent receives recreational funding to help enroll their child in organized hockey/dance or other activities of their choice. Children of local families receive quality childcare right in their own community. Seniors and caregivers benefit from important information and resources available to maximize their quality of life.

For over 35 years, BVO and its many volunteers have been working hard to enhance the lives of people in The Blue Mountains, from infants to seniors, with quality programs and services. While proceeds from our Treasure Shop sales and government funding go a long way to fund BVO’s good work, financial support from the community is always needed. People give for different reasons and in different ways: to support a cause that is important to them and make an impact in their community; to ensure that their memory lives on in a meaningful way; to help reduce taxes while supporting charitable causes that align with their values. Some hold 3rd party fundraisers, where they participate in an engaging event while having fun and raising money that will help locals in our community when times are tough. 

There are many ways in which you can support BVO, both now and in the future. Please consider giving to BVO to help us continue “making good things happen in our community”.

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