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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 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.


Interested in learning more?

WHY

Every time you donate a bag of clothing, we are closer to matching a child in need with a caring mentor in our community.

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.

The Benefits

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!

WHAT

Clothing donations comprise almost 40% of our funding and helps kids in our region

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 250-374-6148 or Toll Free at 1-855-455-5359.

HOW

Help us make a BIG difference for the kids in Kamloops and Region!

Clothing items can be taken to any of our drop bins listed below. We also offer a home pick-up service of all items. Pleace call our Renew Crew office 250-374-6148 or Toll Free at 1-855-455-5359.

KAMLOOPS

Canadian TireAberdeen and North Shore
Sahali Centre Mall945 West Columbia Street
TRUMcGill Student Housing
Walmart1055 Hillside Drive
Petro Canada301 Yellowhead Hwy.
Juniper Market3-2049 Highland Place
Dallas Market Fresh Foods105-5170 Dallas Drive
Valeyview Square2121 Trans Canada Hwy.
Westsyde Chevron (formerly Fas Gas Plus)2711 Westsyde Road
Westsyde Service3475 Westsyde Road
Northills Mall700 Tranquille Road
Bowlertime/Dirty Jersey1200 8th Street
Parkcrest Store2091 Parkcrest Avenue
Value Village444 Seymour Street
Lower Nicola2348 Woodward Road
South Thompson1595 Martin Prairie Road
Sun Peaks1320 Industrial Way

MERRITT

Canadian Tire2761 Forksdale Avenue
Pharmasave1800 Garcia Street

TNRD RECYCLING DEPOTS

Clearwater Depot290 Clearwater - 100 Mile FSR
Heffley Creek Depot7381 Sullivan Valley road
Louis Creek Depot4077 Agate Bay Road

Partnership Fundraising

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.

Contact us at 250-374-6148 or Toll Free at 1-855-455-5359.