Aylmer Thrift Store

COVID-19 UPDATE

Aylmer Thrift Store staff and volunteers are working hard to follow COVID-19 safety procedures and ask for your patience and understanding as we all work together to keep our community as safe as possible. Please read below for updates and instructions for donating and shopping.

Thank you for your continued support!

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Hours & Location

WE'RE HAPPY TO SERVE YOU!:

Retail Hours:

  • Mon - Fri 10 am - 5 pm & Sat 10 am - 4 pm
  • Please continue to be respectful of distancing when in the store.

Donations Receiving:

  • 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!

Please be prepared that there may be longer wait times for shopping and donations receiving. We will continue to serve you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

The Aylmer Thrift Store continues to follow Public Health guidelines for COVID-19 safety, including guidelines on face coverings, sanitizing, and distancing.

Visit our Facebook or Instagram page for news and updates! We look forward to seeing you again! 

Phone: Please note that as of April 2022, our phone number has changed to 226-544-0379.

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COVID-19 Safety Measures

Donations

Please drop off your donations only within designated donation hours to prevent theft, loss, and damage. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

  • We will serve one vehicle at a time.
  • No donations will be received outside of donation hours. Receiving will be cut off at the end of the posted hours. If you are not able to make your donation, we ask that you return on the next receiving day.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and patience!

Retail Shopping

Thank you for supporting your local community by shopping at the Aylmer Thrift Store!

  • Baskets and shopping carts will be sanitized between uses.

Thank you for your patience and understanding! We look forward to seeing you!

What Can I donate?

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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.

Do Accept

  • Furniture
  • Mattresses (single, double, queen. We do not accept King size.)
  • Box springs
  • Lamps
  • Small desks
  • Mirrors
  • 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
  • Crafts
  • Seasonal items - valentines, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas

Don't Accept

  • Large appliances - fridges, stoves, washers, & dryers
  • Chemical
  • Automotive parts
  • Large metal desks
  • VHS tapes
  • Entertainment units
  • China cabinets
  • Pianos
  • Hide a beds
  • Halloween decorations
  • Helmets - of any kind*
  • Child or infant car seats*
  • Cribs*
  • Change tables*
  • King size mattresses
  • Pool tables

*In accordance with Health Canada guidelines, we do not accept these items

Volunteer

Different areas to volunteer including cashiers, receivers, and pricing.
Click here to learn more!

About

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!

Programs

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.

People

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

Processing Associate: Brianna Dyck

 

Partners

Our stock is graciously provided by donations from the public.  We could not provide any of our services without this generosity.

Ryan with Face shield at cash on Thrift Re-opening, June 11, 2021
Thrift Store Staff, 1 year in new location & customer appreciation sale -edited

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