Community Services Thrift Store Gibsons BC North Road

Welcome!

Community Services Thrift Store is a community-based store in Gibsons, BC on the Sunshine Coast that provides quality used clothing, household items, toys, sporting goods, and furniture.

Come see what we have in store for you today!

731 North Road, Gibsons

Monday: 12pm – 4pm
Tuesday – Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Sunday: Closed

Donations accepted everyday until 3:30pm.

Every Item Has A Story

Community Services Thrift Store - Gibsons BCPeople think thrift stores simply resell slightly used items at a discount to benefit local charities and organizations.

But that is only part of what we do. We are in the business of stories. As a volunteer, I get to hear stories from two different perspectives.

Every item donated to a thrift store has a story. The item was purchased as a wedding, a souvenir or even a “just thinking of you” gift. The dishes may have been purchased for a first apartment. The dress may have been purchased for the first job interview after college.

Owners donate their items when their lives are transitioning, such as downsizing or moving in with that special someone. Not all transitions are happy ones, such as divorce or the loss of a loved one. It is usually when a chapter in one’s life comes to an end that items are donated. The ending of a personal story.

But that isn’t the end of the story for the item.

Donations at Thrift StoresWhen an item is purchased at a thrift store, it is bought with a hope of a beginning. People are shopping for the perfect picture to hang in their new home. They are shopping for onesies for their fast-growing newborn. They are looking for a toaster for their new vacation rental.

People buy when their lives are in transition.

Every item has a story. Thrift stores are the transition house from endings to a new beginning — for items and people.

Visit Community Services Thrift Store to see what we have in store for you.

 

Thrift for Menswear

Shopping for Men's Clothing at Thrift StoresShopping for menswear at a thrift store is easy. Men’s fashion is relatively timeless and doesn’t shift hugely from season to season. Sure, it may go through a “slim cut” or embleshed collar phase, but the style usually remains about the same.

Thrift stores are ideal for men’s clothing shopping. Men tend to either 1) wear their clothes until they are ripped, stained and absolutely unwearable or 2) they donate what they won’t/can’t wear when it is in top condition. The items that fall into the first category end up cut us rags for the garage. The ones for the second category end up at thrift stores.

The items that fall into the first category end up cut us rags for the garage. The ones for the second category end up at thrift stores, such as Community Services Thrift Store.

Purchase Second Hand Ties at Community Services Thrift StoreDontated items go beyond shorts, pants, shirts and sweaters. Men’s accessories such as belts, ties and shoes find their way to our sifting room. Like the clothes, they are often in pristine condition.

Shopping for men’s wear and accessories at a thrift store? Here are a few things to keep in mind.

Try everything on. Sizes vary between manufacturers. It may say your size, but it could have a slightly awkward cut, especially suits. Don’t want to visit the dressing room? Here are some tips for trying on clothes without trying them on!

Men's Shirts, Suits, Jackets and Pants at Community Services Thrift StoreTry something new. We are creatures of habit. We buy the same style of shirt or shade of denim jeans. Thrift stores offer the ability to try something new without a huge investment. Don’t have many long shirts? Give one a try.

Try. Try. Try Again. Thrift store donations and inventory changes daily. They may not have your size, cut or preference today – but they will receive all new donations tomorrow.

The key is to have fun and be open to opportunity.

Happy thrifting!