Community Closet Thrift Store

The Community Closet stocks high quality clothing for women and men, including well known labels, at a fraction of the usual cost. Enjoy shopping for fashionable bargains while helping to support our community programs. 

Profits raised by our thrift store go directly back into funding community programs at James Bay Community Project.  


Proceeds from the Community Closet Thrift Store directly supports James Bay Community Project which offers community programming for families, youth, adults and seniors.

To find out more about what the store offers, please email the interim manager, Val Simpson at or phone 250-388-7810.

Sale Days

  • Tuesdays – Seniors’ Appreciation Day: 20% off for seniors
  • Thursdays – Surprise Sale: get 50% off a mystery item!

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Donation Guidelines

The Community Closet accepts donations of clean and gently-used men’s and women’s clothing, shoes and fashion accessories. Please feel free to drop off your donation during store hours.

In order to continue to provide quality products at fair prices for our customers while supporting programs that improve the lives of people in our community, we ask that donations be of high-quality; not worn through or excessively faded; free of stains or tears; and should not have missing buttons or loose threads.

Items that do not meet our standards pose an undue burden on volunteers and our limited capacity. Your cooperation, patronage, and overwhelming generosity is graciously appreciated. Thank you for your consideration and kindness.

Thank You

We’d like to thank the generous consignment stores who regularly donate very good quality clothing to the Community Closet.

Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest – check back again for volunteer opportunities at the store.

James Bay Community Project is always in need of volunteers in a variety of areas. Please contact our Coordinator of Volunteers for other ways you can share your time and skills with the Project.

Coordinator of Volunteers: Kristyn Laver 


Phone: 250-388-7844 Ext 308.

Health Protocols

  • Please do not visit if you feel unwell or are experiencing any Covid-like symptoms.
  • Mask wearing: while it is now a personal choice, kindly respect each others’ preferences and please continue to be kind and thoughtful towards others.

Let our friendly volunteer staff know if you have any questions. Thank you!


#11-435 Simcoe Street
James Bay Square Mall



Store Hours 

Open: Tuesday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Closed: Sunday & Monday; stat holidays  

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