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. For more information about what the store offers, please get in touch:

Store Manager: Shelley Cable


Phone: 250-388-7810

Sale Days

  • Tuesdays – Seniors’ Appreciation Day: 20% off for seniors (age 55+)
  • 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 while supporting programs that improve the lives of people in your community, we ask that donations be of high-quality; not worn through or excessively faded; clean and free of stains or hair; and should not have missing buttons, tears/holes or loose threads.

Items that do not meet these standards pose an undue burden on our 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

Retail Volunteers 
In need of friendly, personable volunteers to interact with customers and ring through sales. Shifts are currently 2.5 hours long and run from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cashier experience an asset. Training will be provided.

To volunteer or find out more, please get in touch:

Coordinator of Volunteers: Kristyn Laver 


Phone: 250-388-7844 Ext 308.

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.

Health Protocols

  • Please do not visit if you feel unwell or are experiencing any Covid-like symptoms. We look forward to seeing you again when you are well.
  • Mask wearing: while it is now a personal choice, kindly respect each others’ preferences. Please continue to be kind and thoughtful towards others while visiting the store.

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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