Cleaning out your closet shouldn’t be a chore. It should be a celebration,

There’s only one thing that feels better than shedding the things that don’t serve you to make room for things that do: Knowing your donation will end up in the hands of someone who needs it more.

What is a clothing drive?

A Thrift & Fund clothing drive is YOUR chance to give back, have fun, and open opportunities for your friends, families, coworkers, and your community. Drives work a bit like an open house, creating a fun and inviting space for guests to gather as a community while donating gently used items for a great cause. Once you’ve designated a date, time, and place for your drive, all your guests have to do is show up with their donations.

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How does it work?

If you’re on board and ready to host a drive, let us know! We will help you coordinate a time, date, and location as well as make sure you have everything you need as a host. When the big day arrives, we encourage you to make it as fun as possible! Whether that’s light snacks, games, door prizes, or even music, hosting a drive is much more than collecting items—it’s a chance to bring your community together. Host a clothing drive for your office, school, church, or even a birthday party. When the big day is over, we will coordinate with you to collect the donations by dropoff or pickup. We’ll even set you up with store credit as an extra thank you! 

Okay, I'm in. How do I sign up?

Click here to access the clothing drive registration form. If you have any questions, contact us here.

Other frequently asked questions

Where is the store located?

310 – 2540 Shaughnessy Street,
Port Coquitlam, BC
V3C 3W4

Do I need to host my drive at my house?

Not at all! You can host a clothing drive at your work, your church, your school, or even at the Thrift & Fund store. Whether it’s your place or ours, we will make sure you have a space.

Do I have to serve cake and punch?

This is YOUR party—make it what you want to. There are no requirements for hosting a party. All we ask is that you have fun! That can include serving refreshments, or maybe everyone brings their favorite dish along with their donations, potluck style. Maybe you want to play music, put on games, or offer a prize to whoever brings the most. The possibilities are endless!

What kind of items are accepted?

Gently used clothing, accessories, and small household items are accepted. For a more specific list of what we’re looking for, click here.

What do I do with the items I collect during the drive?

When you volunteer to make a clothing drive happen, we’ll do everything we can to make the next steps easy. You can either bag up your items and drop them off at our store or we will come pick them up for you. For more information on pickup and pickup instructions, click here.

How many people should I plan for?

There is no minimum or maximum number of participants, but we recommend aiming for anywhere between 5 and 50 participants. The sky’s the limit, and every bit helps.

Any creative tips?

Any kind of party—office party, birthday party, etc.—is a great opportunity to host a drive. This is all about YOU rallying your community to make a difference, so think about the special things you have to offer.

Will I receive store credit for hosting?

YOU made it happen, and we want to celebrate and thank you for it. Store credits can be used in person or online. 

How does this make a difference?

Thrifting gently used clothing and other items gives them a second life, supporting our environment by providing recycled, sustainable purchasing options. In addition, all profits from Thrift & Fund go straight back to the Low Entropy Foundation, supporting community-building programs that impact the Tri-City area and beyond.

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