Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014


New Territory for Value Village  

Mission store grand opening Nov 20

Submitted by Nick Stubberfield, Value Village


alue Village, the national thrift chain with more than 330 locations across North America, is celebrating the opening of its first store in Mission and a continued partnership with Clothesline® in support of the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA).


The celebration of the Mission location will kick off on Thursday, November 20 with an 8:45 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Value Village management and representatives from Clothesline®, and continue through Saturday, November 22. Grand opening festivities of this new department store-like thrift stores will include the chance for attendees to win one of five $100 Value Village gift certificates. 


Value Village was founded on the core principle of supporting local communities – and has embraced that value by partnering with local nonprofits since 1954. The Mission store’s partnership with Clothesline® means Value Village pays the organization for every donated item, whether it makes it to the sales floor or not. When members of the Mission community donate, they are not only giving their reusable merchandise a second life, they are also turning their otherwise unused goods into sustainable revenue for Clothesline® in support of the CDA.


Value Village has had an exclusive partnership with Clothesline® since 1985 and through this mutually beneficial partnership, Clothesline® raises $10 million annually (net), with 100 percent directly benefiting the CDA. Money raised from Clothesline® helps the Canadian Diabetes Association make a meaningful difference in the lives of people living with diabetes – across Canada and in Mission – by providing diabetes education, programs, services and funding important research.


“We’ve partnered with Value Village since 1985 and we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with the new Mission opening,” said Maria Avgerinos, Operations Manager for Clothesline Program. “The money we receive is so important to benefitting those impacted by diabetes in the community, so we encourage everyone in the community get in touch with us and schedule a donation pick-up or drop off their gently used items at the store’s on-site Community Donation Centre.”


Not only does Value Village offer an easy way for customers to help the local community, but the store makes it easy to shop for quality goods, too. With wide aisles and clean and tidy racks with merchandise organized by department, style and size, Value Village is no ordinary thrift store – it’s a place where people from all backgrounds can enjoy a unique selection, good deals and fun treasures in a department store-like atmosphere. The store carries more than 100,000 unique items on the sales floor at any time and stocks up to 10,000 gently used items every day, ensuring customers continuously find a refreshed assortment of quality, value goods.


“We’re very excited to open our first store in Mission,” said Teresa Fillion, the new store manager. “The support we’re able to provide the local community makes us proud, and we can’t wait to welcome both new and familiar customers and introduce them to all our great deals offered throughout our aisles.”


While the new Mission store offers strong support for the local community, the network of Value Village stores across North America encourages a more sustainable environment overall. By coupling the sale of gently used, quality items with the responsible recycling of items that cannot be sold, Value Village, its customers, and its nonprofit partners keep more than 650 million pounds of reusable goods from ending up in landfills. Throughout the years, Value Village has continued to inspire local communities to reduce their waste by reusing and recycling unneeded items, and has showcased that shopping thrift truly is one of the easiest ways to “go green.”


The Mission store and Community Donation Centre, located at 7178 Horne Street, will be open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, customers may contact the store directly at (604) 826-1133 or visit www.ValueVillage.com.  


About Value Village

Value Village, a Savers brand, is a privately held global thrift retailer offering clothing and accessories for men, women and children and household goods. Through its unique business model of purchasing, reselling and recycling secondhand merchandise, the Savers family of thrift stores benefits more than 150 nonprofit organizations, gives local consumers a smart way to shop, and saves more than 650 million pounds of quality used goods from landfills each year. Savers pays its nonprofit partners for donated goods, turning otherwise unused items into sustainable funding that supports their vital community programs and services. Savers operates over 330 locations and has 20,000 employees in the United States, Canada and Australia. For more information, please visit www.ValueVillage.com.


About Clothesline
Each year, Clothesline diverts more than 48 million kilograms of clothing and household items from our landfills. This energy savings is equivalent to planting 8.6 million trees each year or the ability to drive a compact car around the globe 43,000 times. ‘Like’ us on Facebook at facebook.com/donate2clothesline and follow us on Twitter @go2clothesline.


About the Canadian Diabetes Association
The Canadian Diabetes Association is a registered charitable organization, leading the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while we work to find a cure. Our professional staff and more than 20,000 volunteers provide education and services to help people in their daily fight against the disease, advocate on behalf of people with diabetes for the opportunity to achieve their highest quality of life, and break ground towards a cure. Please visit diabetes.ca, join us on facebook.com/CanadianDiabetesAssociation, follow us on Twitter @DiabetesAssoc, or call 1-800-BANTING (226-8464).




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