Community Closet Thrift Store

The Community Closet stocks gently loved, high-quality clothing for women and men, including well-known labels, at a fraction of the retail cost. Enjoy shopping for new-to-you fashion bargains while helping to support our community programs. 


The is a little gem of a shop and should be checked out frequently, lots of good labels can be found. It is my favourite shopping stop, and I come away with good quality goods. This is one awesome shop.

Sheila D

The volunteers who staff the shop are wonderful, and the many varied items are always beautifully clean and affordable. A relaxing way to shop. Thank you!

Phyllis G

I am a big fan of this Community store…. Ladies & Gentlemen, (they do have a section for Men’s Clothing) you will find the forever kind service, great finds and low prices you love.

Dianne S

“The store is looking great! One of your regular customers shared [that the store is] an overall great shopping experience.”

D. Miller, Adax Management Inc.

“Great selection, atmosphere! The friendly place to shop! Get a great deal and give back to the community! Win, win.”

Denise Seekins

“Nicely displayed, fine quality second-hand clothing at great prices.”

Bill Brown

“It is small but very clean and organized. The staff was so friendly and helpful. I found a lovely vintage tie for my husband!”

Lisa Fehr

“Oh my goodness. What an incredible experience. I found so many things, the staff was amazing. Quality stuff, great prices. I will 100% be going back. Highly recommend.”

Nicole Keeler

The Community Closet Thrift Store is the social enterprise of James Bay Community Project (JBCP). The purpose of the Community Closet is to generate funds for JBCP which is used to help provide free access to social services and programs for families, youth and seniors.

JCBP receives no funding for the Community Closet. We pay market rates for rent and utilities, as well as competitive wages and benefits costs.

If you have questions for JBCP about the operation of the Community Closet or are in need, please get in touch:


Phone: 250-388-7844, Ext 0.

Store Hours

Open: Tuesday – Saturday*

Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

*Unless otherwise noted. 


#11-435 Simcoe Street
James Bay Square Mall 

Manager: Shelley Cable

Phone: 250-388-7810


Please do not visit if you feel unwell due to the common cold, flu 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.

If you have any questions at all, please call in advance of your visit: 250-388-7810. Thank you!

The Community Closet accepts donations of clean and gently-used men’s and women’s clothing, shoes and fashion accessories during store hours.

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.

This helps us and our volunteers make efficient use of our time and capacity. Your cooperation, patronage and overwhelming generosity is graciously appreciated.

Thank You

We are grateful for the generosity of donors like you and local consignment stores who regularly donate high-quality clothing to our store. Your support helps us provide quality products at fair prices, while supporting programs that improve the lives of people in your community. Thank you for your kindness!

Retail Volunteers 
The store is in need of friendly, personable volunteers to interact with visitors and complete sales transactions.

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.

Clothing Donation Volunteers 

We are looking for a driver to pick up clothing donations. Can you help?

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

Kristyn Laver, Coordinator of Volunteers  


Phone: 250-388-7844, ext. 308

James Bay Community Project is always in need of volunteers in a variety of areas. To learn more about other volunteer opportunities at the Project, please contact our Coordinator of Volunteers. 

The Community Closet Thrift Store has started its 2nd annual 12 days of Christmas shopping surprise sale! Stop by to see what will be 50% off!!The manager and volunteers of the Community Closet would like to thank you all for your patronage and donations over the last year! Without your support, we would not be here!We wish you all a healthy and happy holiday season and all the best in the New Year!

During November and December, select items with a red tag will be marked down to $10 or $5!

New-to-you apparel is restocked daily – shop early for best selection!

Tuesday & Wednesday- Seniors’ Appreciation Days: 20% off regular-priced clothing for adults age 55+.

Thursday & Friday – Surprise Sale: a different selection of mystery items on sale every week! Everyone welcome.

Saturday – Student Discount Day: High school, college and university students can get 20% off regular-priced clothing.

Be sure to check out our sale racks with items reduced to clear (including footwear) starting at $2, $5 or $10. 

Get social with us for updates on spontaneous sale specials and more!

Looking for a meaningful way to support the Project?