Anney’s Closet


 

SmallLogoUsing household items donated by downsizing seniors, friends of Soroptimists, and other kindhearted folks in our community, we’ve created a “free store” for women and girls who need household items.

Girls and women who are referred to us from  advocates at our partner social service agencies have the opportunity to select items from Anney’s Closet that will transform their new apartments into functional and comfortable homes.

Our volunteers work to sort and arrange donated items in the Closet, build relationships with social agencies and the community,  and help the visitors pick out items for their new home.

The space for Anney’s Closet, three huge storage lockers in an immaculate indoor storage facility, is donated to us by the wonderful owners of West Shore U-Lock.

Click here to find out more about how we got started.

 

Who do we help?

When youth sign a Youth Agreement or age out of the foster care system, they head out to begin life on their own…often with only a few clothes or personal items to call their own. Same goes for women fleeing violence, domestic abuse or other unsafe living situations. They have no furniture, household items or “nice things” to set up their new home.

We work with a network of 36+ Social Service Agencies who refer clients to Anney’s Closet for a visit.The agency workers arrange the visit and assist with the shopping, and our volunteers coordinate delivery of furniture to their new home.

8 thoughts on “Anney’s Closet

  • April 2, 2018 at 11:12 am
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    Hi thete, I have a few bags of linens to drop off at the storage locker and would like to set up a time for that.

    Thanks,
    Laura Kelly

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    • April 2, 2018 at 3:02 pm
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      Hi Laura,

      That’s wonderful! Our next donation days are Saturday, April 14th and April 21st. All of the information on our donation days can be found on our events page: http://sivw.ca/events.

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  • June 11, 2018 at 2:36 pm
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    I have a set of corning ware dishes for about 8 people: dinner plates, soup/cereal bowls, dessert bowls, platter, serving bowl, mugs; also pots, pans and cutlery that were my mother’s. Could you use them? I have mobility issues, so cannot bring them to your donation day, unless someone can unload them from my vehicle. Otherwise, someone would have to pick them up from my place in Sooke. Let me know.

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    • June 12, 2018 at 7:13 am
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      Hi Marion,

      Yes, we can use all of those items. If you bring them to our next donation day, we have volunteers that can unload your car for you. Thank you for thinking of us!

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  • July 10, 2018 at 1:51 pm
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    When is your next drop off date?

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    • July 10, 2018 at 2:05 pm
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      Our donation days for July are this Saturday, the 7th as well as the 14th. We will be accepting donations at the Westshore U-Lock on the Old Island Highway from 9:30am – 11:30am.

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  • July 30, 2018 at 4:50 pm
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    Hello! I have been trying to contact you by phone.
    I have not had a reply. Please contact me at my e-mail address
    or by phone. 778 571 8335.

    William G. Newstater
    410 16380 64 Ave.
    Surrey, BC. V3S 6X6

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    • July 30, 2018 at 5:41 pm
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      Hi William,

      We are a volunteer run organization and as such we do not have a phone number. Please send any inquiries to info@sivw.ca and your email will be directed to the person who will be able to answer your inquiry.

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