The Free Store was founded out of a need we saw in our community. The program started out of our transition house, and was only accessible to women and their children. In 2014, the Free Store was relocated to downtown Kitimat, and therefore accessible to everyone.
With the ongoing and generous donations from the citizens of Kitimat and Haisla Nation, the Free Store provides all items at no cost to individuals and families. We thank you for your continued and kindhearted support of this valuable service to our communities!
Tamitik Status of Women’s Free Store accepts donations of your new or gently used household items and clothing.
Donating clothes is one of the easiest ways to help other people. You can provide clothing to individuals and families who struggle to purchase items simply by donating that coat or pair of pants that you haven’t worn in years. We can provide Charitable Tax Receipts for any donations that we accept. Values for donated items are governed by the Canadian Revenue Agency.
While we greatly appreciate your donations, we have very limited storage space, and do have some restrictions for donations that are accepted. TSW is a non-profit organization and does not sell items that are worn-out to textile recyclers. To ensure that your donation is being used as you desire, please follow the below guidelines when considering donating your items to us:
Here are some tips on effectively donating your things:
We welcome donations of:
We are located on the 3rd floor above the Bank of Montreal in suite 320. Donations can be dropped off at the Free Store on Thursday and Friday from 12:30pm – 3pm. TSW’s main office can also accept donation from 10am – 3pm in suite 350, on the same floor as the Free Store. We are a registered charitable society and can issue tax receipts. For drop-off outside of these hours call 250-632-8787 to make arrangements.
Everyone is welcome!