Value Village Moving to New Location in Mississauga

Now that the holidays are over, you may be left with a few gifts that aren't appropriate for you, but perfect for someone else. If that's the case, you might want to note that not only is Value Village a good place to drop off useful items, it's a place that's about to get a little bigger.

Value Village representatives recently announced that the thrift superstore chain is moving from its current location at 3130 Dixie Rd to 1475 Dundas St East.

The new store is slated to open on Thursday, January 12 and Value Village staff intend to celebrate the new location—and their continued partnership with Oasis Clothing Bank, a Toronto-based addiction recovery organization—during a ribbon cutting ceremony at 8:45 a.m. on the morning of the grand opening.

The ceremony will boast appearances from Value Village management, Oasis Clothing Bank staff and city of Mississauga representatives.

"We've been working incredibly hard as we prepare to move store locations and we can't wait to share our new home with the Mississauga community," said Justin Eleuterio, Value Village store manager. "The new store is larger than our previous location around the block, so we look forward to providing our customers with the same unbelievable deals, but in a bigger and better space. Just about everybody likes to save money, support nonprofits, and go green, and we make it easy to do all three."

For those who don't know, Value Village has been partnering with nonprofit organizations since 1954 and has been working with Oasis for some time. As for how the partnership works, Value Village pays Oasis when goods are donated to the organization at the store's on-site Community Donation Centre. Oasis also receives funding from Value Village when Oasis collects donations from people's homes.

Basically, this means Value Village and Oasis both benefit when you donate.

"The program funding we receive through our partnership with Value Village allows us to support those in the Mississauga area on the road to recovery," said Andonis Artemakis, Project Manager. "Not everybody is able to donate their time or money, but by visiting the store's Community Donation Centre or scheduling a home pick up with our team, the simple act of donating reusable goods becomes an easy way to support our community."

While Value Village offers a valuable charitable service, it's also a great place to shop if you're looking for discounted clothing, home goods or toys.

According to Value Village, the new store will provide a better shopping experience by offering customers more space, better lighting and a superior layout. The store typically carries everything from clothing to electronics, and occasionally shoppers stumbleupon valuable (or just really, really cool) vintage finds. There's also high turnover in terms of selection, with up to 10,000 new items hitting the floor every day.

The company says it has become "one of the largest recyclers of used goods in the world, keeping more than 650 million pounds of reusable items from landfills each year."

So, if you have a few things you want to get rid of, you might want to consider donating rather than trashing them.

The new store will be open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information, call 905.949.4440 or visit www.valuevillage.com.

Value Village also operates a second location in Mississauga.

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