We are employees of the Calgary Dream Centre, an organization that helps those who are breaking out of cycles of addiction and homelessness. We have personally been so inspired by the men and women we see each day overcoming addiction and transforming into people of purpose and hope. Since we have been so moved by these amazing individuals, we wanted to find a creative way to support them. So we created an online Thrift Store with 100% of the proceeds going back to the Calgary Dream Centre.
Our tagline "Change is Good" speaks of the life change that takes place here. We see residents enter our doors wearing shame, disappointment and fear. As they go through program, we see them take off those burdens and put on love, acceptance and hope.
Below is some information on how it all works.
Xoxo Heather & Rachel
We are an online thrift store! We accept donations, sort through and put items on the website. Anything we do not choose to sell is donated to a nonprofit called South East Calgary Community Resource Centre. Please keep in mind, all items on this website are previously owned in varying levels of wear and tear. However, we are committed to ensuring quality and will disclose any wear/tear on the item descriptions. When shopping, simply add your desired purchases to your cart and checkout, choosing local pickup or shipping. It's that easy! We will drop new items on our website every Monday, so keep your eye out!
We also have a small line of Change Is Good Designs which started with the CIG Crewneck. We developed our Change Is Good Gift bags and created a partnership with our women’s program - tasking them to create necklaces, earrings and small leatherwork projects.
We’ve split Change Is Good into two streams. First, we have the clothing which will continue to push our business forward, promote sustainability and create opportunities for our clients to volunteer, work and learn. All profit from this stream will go directly back to The Dream Centre and support addiction programs. Secondly, we have our merchandise. Our sweatshirts, earrings, tote bags, necklaces and leather keychains will be available for purchase year round and some of these items will be hand crafted by our women’s program. ALL profit from this stream will go directly back to the women’s program in the form of a gift card, for them to spend together as a group.
*Due to the COVID 19 pandemic. We will be posting everything that is donated after it has been quarantined for at least 48 hours. We have ensured proper PPE is being worn while packaging and best sanitation practices are taking place.*
We are accepting women's clothing donations at the Calgary Dream Centre. Feel free to drop off clothing anytime. You can message us on Instagram or email us at email@example.com to coordinate a drop off!
FREE LOCAL PICK UP:
*LOCAL PICKUP IS ON HOLD UNTIL MID JANUARY DUE TO COVID19 POLICIES THAT KEEP US OUT OF OFFICE*
We are offering FREE local pick up at the Calgary Dream Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 12 PM - 5 PM. A phone number will be provided for you via email upon your purchase. Just phone or text when you arrive, and we will bring your items to your car! If that pickup time doesn't work for you, let us know and we can try to accommodate an alternative time.
We offer local Calgary shipping for a flat fee of $8 and Canada wide shipping for $12. Items will be shipped within 1-3 business days.
Thank you for shopping!