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Thrift Shop

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Our Thrift & Treasure Shop is a place to find bargains while supporting a good cause. Staffed by over 50 local volunteers, it is a place to meet others and become part of a community. Drop by at 50 Covert St., Cobourg Ontario and be sure to learn more about Horizons of Friendship while you're there!
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The shops provide a crucial service to people of Northumberland and surrounding areas.

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The store is open Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm

We accept quality donations: clean clothes, linens, glass and china ware, books, sports gear, small appliances, jewellery, toys and ornaments. We also appreciate small pieces of furniture – i.e. coffee tables, small chests, chairs etc., etc.
We do not accept large furniture, large alliances, TVs, computers, etc.
Please call the store if you have something to donate and are not sure if we can take it. 905-372-0503
Donations can be accepted at the store during business hours only.

What is the Shop?

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Shop Volunteers

Horizons operates a Thrift (and Treasure) Shop on the street level of our building in Cobourg, Ontario. This enterprise helps us to put into practice our commitment to help neighbours both near and far. The shops receive donations of quality second-hand clothing and small household items and sell them at very affordable prices to raise funds for the grassroots development programs of our partners in Central America and Mexico. Business is booming at the shops which contribute approximately 7% to Horizons’ total annual revenue.

Valuable Community Service 

The shops provide a crucial service to people of Northumberland and surrounding areas who are unable financially to shop at a first run retail store. At least half of the average 75 customers per day state that they cannot afford to shop anywhere else. The shops also collaborate with many local community organizations in providing clothes and household items free of charge to those in need. The list of organizations include: Northumberland Services for Women, Transition House, Alderville First Nations Women's Shelter, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Salvation Army and Neighbourhood Link. The shops also provide job placement opportunities for: Community Living, Community Service Order and high school students.

Thanks to Volunteers

The shop is run by a dedicated group of over 50 volunteers under the efficient coordination of a shop supervisor and shop assistant. The volunteers, whose ages range from 15 to 85, are always keen to greet customers and know many on a first-name basis. They consider Horizons their “home away from home” and are happy to be contributing to the well being of neighbours near and far.

Interested in volunteering at the thrift shop: contact us.