About

OUR MISSION

The Salvation Army Thrift Stores generate funds to support Salvation Army programs that are serving the Kelowna, West Kelowna and Central Okanagan area by efficiently and ethically recycling and selling donated clothing and other goods in a way which exceeds the expectations of our customers while providing an environment which is beneficial to the development and well-being of both our employees and volunteers.

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs, and be a transforming influence in the communities of the world.

HOW WE HELP LOCALLY

Did you know that the proceeds or goods donated from the Thrift store help support  local Salvation Army programming to help those in need.

We are currently assisting in the support of the following:

Food Assistance through our Community Life Centre (http://kelownasalvationarmy NULL.ca/community-programs/community-assistance/)

Provision of clothing and other basic necessities (household items) to those in need.

Sports and Fine Arts programs for Children and Youth at Kelowna Community Church (http://www NULL.kelowna NULL.salvationarmy NULL.ca/)

Life Skills and Mentorship through our Breakthrough Program (http://watrial79 NULL.camp7 NULL.org/Resources/Documents/Community/Event%20materials/Breakthrough_info_pack NULL.pdf)

 

HISTORY

The Salvation Army has been helping serve the Community of Kelowna since 1919.  We’ve been operating a Thrift Store in Kelowna for over 50 years.

Salvation Army founder, General William Booth was a visionary who effected great change on an international scale. General Booth responded to social concerns in the 19th century by creating an organization designed to meet the needs of all humans without discrimination.

In response to the need for jobs and affordable merchandise, coupled with the fear of disease and a desire to preserve the land, Booth created the Household Salvage Brigade composed of a group of men and women, responsible for collecting unwanted household items.

More than 100 years ago, General Booth recognized and responded to social and environmental challenges that we continue to face today, further illuminating not only Booth’s insight and social conscience but his compassion. Booth’s legacy lives on through the work of The Salvation Army and the recycling retail brilliance of the Salvation Army Thrift Stores.

VISION

By operating successful Thrift Stores and integrating with the mission and work of The Salvation Army as a whole, we exist to be a functioning and thriving modern day model of William Booth’s conceived “Household Salvage Brigade” through which the marginalized and excluded of society will be refreshed and regenerated by way of meeting their practical needs.

Today, with your help, we continue to raise the bar with a relentless and unwavering commitment to the cause.