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 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 provides 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.

The Community Closet is proud to provide high-quality, second-hand clothing and apparel. Pop by for daily for deals $10 and less, weekly sales specials and brand name finds at a considerably lower cost than brand new.

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


Phone: 250-388-7844

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!

Store Hours

Open: Tuesday – Saturday*

Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

*Starting March 6th we’ll also be open on Mondays!


#11-435 Simcoe Street
James Bay Square Mall 

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.

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 for your consideration and kindness.

*No scarves, please – because of your generosity, we are currently well-stocked. Thank you so much! 

Thank You

We’d like to thank the generous consignment stores who regularly donate high-quality clothing to the Community Closet. We are grateful for these partnerships with our community!

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.

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. 

Sale Days

  • Tuesdays & Wednesdays – Seniors’ Appreciation Day: 20% off for adults age 55+
  • Thursdays – Surprise Sale: get 50% off a mystery item!
  • Saturdays – Students’ Sale Day: all students (high school, university, college) get 20% off regular-priced clothing.

The store is stocked up every day – shop early for best selection! 

Check out our $2 sale rack! 

Find daily deals for $10 or less on any day you stop by!

Clearance Sale on now while supplies last – shop early to get the best selection!

Follow us on social media for updates including sale specials!

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