Renew Crew helps community members reuse and recycle clothing, textiles, and small household goods. As a business of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kamloops & Region, we collect donated goods and resell them in the thrift retail market and recycling market. The porceeds from this social enterprise fund our youth mentoring programs that help more than 400 children.
Started in 1996 by our volunteer Board of Directors and Value Village, Renew Crew is one of the most successful social ventures in our region. We collect donations through a combination of home pick-ups, on-site clothing bins for drop-offs, and targeted community clothing drives. Last year, thanks to donors like you, we collected 1.4 million pounds of clothing and generated over $170,000 in net profits for our vital social services.
The revenue generated from our used clothing program is crucial to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kamloops & Region. We use the funds to recruit, screen, train, and support volunteers, as well as, further develop our programs to meet changing community needs.
We hope with positive adult mentors, and your help, we can.
Recycling - We are one of the largest recyclers of used goods in the community. In 2015, we diverted over 1.47 million pounds of clothing and housewares from landfills!
Local Jobs - The gross revenues of our enterprise employed 9 people as drivers and telemarketers.
Buying Options - Thrift retail stores offer families affordable and unique goods!
Youth Mentoring Services - Our net proceeds fund mentoring programs that enrich the lives of 400 children and youth in Kamloops, Merritt, Clearwater, Barriere, and other communities!
We accept gently used:
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|Canadian Tire||Aberdeen and North Shore|
|Sahali Centre Mall||945 West Columbia Street|
|TRU||McGill Student Housing|
|Walmart||1055 Hillside Drive|
|Petro Canada||301 Yellowhead Hwy.|
|Juniper Market||3-2049 Highland Place|
|Dallas Market Fresh Foods||105-5170 Dallas Drive|
|Valeyview Square||2121 Trans Canada Hwy.|
|Westsyde Chevron (formerly Fas Gas Plus)||2711 Westsyde Road|
|Westsyde Service||3475 Westsyde Road|
|Northills Mall||700 Tranquille Road|
|Bowlertime/Dirty Jersey||1200 8th Street|
|Parkcrest Store||2091 Parkcrest Avenue|
|Value Village||444 Seymour Street|
|Lower Nicola||2348 Woodward Road|
|South Thompson||1595 Martin Prairie Road|
|Sun Peaks||1320 Industrial Way|
|Canadian Tire||2761 Forksdale Avenue|
|Pharmasave||1800 Garcia Street|
|Clearwater Depot||290 Clearwater - 100 Mile FSR|
|Heffley Creek Depot||7381 Sullivan Valley road|
|Louis Creek Depot||4077 Agate Bay Road|
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kamloops & Region offers the environMENTOR Clothing Drive Campaign as a way to provide funding for our mentoring programs, make a positive impact on the environment and help other youth program fundraise.