Aylmer Thrift Store
300 Talbot St. W, Aylmer, ON
Hours & Location
WE'RE HAPPY TO SERVE YOU!:
- Mon - Fri 10 am - 5 pm & Sat 10 am - 4 pm
- Donations receiving hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 10 am - 4 pm.
- If you have a large donation, please call ahead: 226-544-0379. Please also arrive by 3:45pm to allow time for unloading. Thank you for dropping off donations only during these designated times. If you would like to volunteer with us, please give us a call!
Phone: Please note that as of April 2022, our phone number has changed to: 226-544-0379
COVID-19 Update - July 2022
Thank you for your continued support and patience throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure the safety of our customers, donors, volunteers, and staff, we continue to clean and sanitize high-touch surfaces and encourage the use of hand sanitizer.
What Can I donate?
The Aylmer Thrift Store strictly takes only donations - we do not buy to resell. PLEASE do not leave donations outside after hours. We value your donations.
- Mattresses (single, double, queen. We do not accept King size.)
- Box springs
- Small desks
- Pictures & picture frames
- Clothing, shoes, & boots
- Jewelry & purses
- Home Decor
- Housewares - dishes, glassware, pots, pans, utensils
- Linen items - bedding, towels, drapery, & pillows
- Small appliances
- Books, toys, & games
- Seasonal items - valentines, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas
- Large appliances - fridges, stoves, washers, & dryers
- Automotive parts
- Large metal desks
- VHS tapes
- Entertainment units
- China cabinets
- Hide a beds
- Halloween decorations
- Helmets - of any kind*
- Child or infant car seats*
- Change tables*
- King size mattresses
- Pool tables
*In accordance with Health Canada guidelines, we do not accept these items
Different areas to volunteer including cashiers, receivers, and pricing.
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Our thrift store provides a good affordable option for people in our community to obtain good clothing, shoes, books and household items. Donated items come from the public, and are sold often upcycled or repurposed. We are a locally owned thrift shop who support programs in our community and global programs through MCC.
Your Thrift Store Donations @ Work in Your Community and Around the World
The cardboard boxes your items arrive in and those clothes and toys that are truly not usable are diverted from the landfill through an arrangement with a recycling company. When you donate to MCS’ Community Store there’s more to feel great about: all the proceeds from the sales of your items are put back into the local community as well as countries around the world. In the last four years, more than $100,000 has been distributed through MCC to aid in world-wide relief and the same amount has been put into programs in Elgin County through MCS. De-clutter, re-use, recycle and raise funds for those in need… now, that’s a lot of impact for your unwanted items!
Customer Appreciation & Christmas Sales The Customer Appreciation Sale is held in the spring, and the Christmas Sale in November. These events draw many people through our doors, allowing us to rotate stock and present new finds for our customers. Silent Auctions Along with other themed window displays, our silent auctions have been successful in promoting interest from the public and getting new customers into the store. Volunteer Appreciation Activities Volunteer appreciation suppers are hosted at least five times throughout the year. They are hosted by the various churches that are constituents of MCS. Arts and Crafts Many of our unusable fabric materials are given new life through the talents of many people. Some of our volunteers turn discarded fabrics into works of art, salvaging materials for quilts and throws, while others outfit all of our dolls with new, handcrafted clothing or turn old stuffed animals into new pillows that are greatly appreciated by many, including families coming to the area for seasonal work. We send quilts to the annual New Hamburg MCC Quilt Auction to support MCC.
General Store Manager: David Guenther
Assistant Store Manager: Linda Miller
Retail Associate: Marie Dyck
Receiving Associate: Pedro Dyck
Support Staff: Agatha Giesbrecht, Ryan Wall, Margaret Reddekopp
Our stock is graciously provided by donations from the public. We could not provide any of our services without this generosity.