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Renew Crew helps community members reuse and recycle clothing, textiles, and small household goods. As a business of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central and Southern Interior of BC, we collect donated goods and resell them in the thrift retail market and recycling market. The proceeds from this social enterprise fund our school based programs that help more than 3000 children.

The Renew Crew is one of the most successful social ventures, generating funds for our vital social services. We collect donations through a combination of home pick-ups, on-site clothing bins for drop-offs, and targeted community clothing drives. Thanks to donors like you, last year we collected over 2.5 million pounds of clothing and generated over $200,000 in net profits for our vital social services.


Interested in learning more?

WHY

Every time you donate a bag of clothing, we are able to mentor more children through our school based program in our communities.

The revenue generated from our used clothing program is crucial to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central and Southern Interior of BC. 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.

The Benefits

Recycling - We are one of the largest recyclers of used goods in the community. In 2017, we diverted over 3.5 million pounds of clothing and housewares from landfills!

Local Jobs - The gross revenues of our enterprise employ dozens of people throughout Central and Southern Interior of BC.

Buying Options - Thrift retail stores offer families affordable and unique goods!

School Based Programs - We offer social learning programs in the classroom, to students aged K-7 that increase empathy, self-awareness and self-regulation.

WHAT

With over 75% of our revenue from our partnership with Value Village, it’s important to continually collect used clothing from within our community

Donations We Do Take

We accept gently used:

  • Clothing of any kind
  • Shoes and boots
  • Bedding and linens
  • Draperies
  • Kitchenware
  • Small appliances
    (toaster, coffee maker, etc.)
  • Luggage
  • Books and DVDs
  • Jewellery
  • Sporting goods
  • Tools

Donations We Do Not Take

  • Furniture
  • Beds
  • Televisions
  • Computers
  • Large appliances
  • Exercise equipment

To find an electronics recycling centre near you, click here.

If you are in doubt as to whether we will accept something, please call our office.

Kelowna & Area
p: 250-765-2661
tf: 1-800-404-4483
or email us at:
renewcrew.ok@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
HOW

Help us make a BIG difference for the kids in Central and Southern Interior of BC!

Clothing items can be taken to any of our drop bins listed below. We also offer a free home pick-up service. Please call our Renew Crew office.
Kelowna & Area
p: 250-765-2661
tf: 1-800-404-4483
or email us at:
renewcrew.ok@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

KAMLOOPS

TRUMcGill Student Housing
Walmart1055 Hillside Drive
Tk’Emlups Petro Canada301 Yellowhead Hwy.
Juniper Market3-2049 Highland Place
Dallas Market105-5170 Dallas Drive
Westsyde Chevron2711 Westsyde Road
Westsyde Service3475 Westsyde Road
Canadian Tire NS944 8th Street
Parkcrest Store2091 Parkcrest Avenue
Value Village945 Columbia St W

KELOWNA

Capital News Centre4105 Gordon Dr
Kirschner Bottle Depot1988 Kirschner Rd
Veda Living842 Academy Way
Glenmore Landfill1595 Glenmore Rd N

WEST KELOWNA

Food Bank2545 Churchill Rd
Lakeview Heights Baptist Church2630 Alahambra Dr
Walmart2170 Louie Dr
Westside Transfer Station2640 Asquith Rd

PENTICTON

Walmart275 Green Ave W

VERNON

Walmart2200-58th Ave

OLIVER

T-2 Market Bottle Depot5980 Sawmill Rd

MERRITT

Canadian Tire2761 Forksdale Avenue
Pharmasave1800 Garcia Street

TNRD RECYCLING DEPOTS

Lower Nicola Depot2348 Woodward Rd
Logan Lake Depot9261 Hwy 97C
Savona Depot360 Savona Dump Rd
Knutsford Depot1590 Beresford Rd
Heffley Creek Depot7381 Sullivan Valley Rd
Sun Peaks Depot1320 Industrial Way
Louis Creek Depot4077 Agate Bay Rd
Clearwater Depot290 Clearwater – 100 Mile FSR
South Thompson Depot1595 Martin Prairie Rd

Partnership Fundraising

Kelowna Office (Main)
#102 – 151 Commercial Drive
Kelowna , BC  V1X 7W2
p: 250-765-2661
tf: 1-800-404-4483
renewcrew.ok@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Kamloops Office
821 Seymour St
Kamloops, BC  V2C 2H6
p: 250-374-6148
tf: 1-855-455-5359
renewcrew.reception@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca