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Out & About: Thrift shoppers find bargains in Steveston

The thrift store has a calm, peaceful vibe, reports Out & About contributor Grant McMillan.

The Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop in Steveston is housed in a unique building – a former church turned bicycle store.

Looking for a bargain? The thrift shop probably has it.

From 50-cent paperbacks to $4 cargo pants and $2 ties — and much more — all at great value.

When I stopped by, the thrift shop had its usual wide variety of goods — including gently used clothing, jewelry, books, toys, games, hardware, tools, electronics, sporting goods, craft supplies, etc.

The store runs on donations from our community. And it is staffed by more than 100 volunteers from ages 16 to 92!

The heritage building has a peaceful, calming vibe and also serves as a gathering place for the community, with regulars dropping in to shop and chat.

The money from sales goes to worthy causes — the purchase of medical equipment and patient programs at Richmond Hospital, Minoru Residence and Lions Manor.

You’ll find the thrift shop in Steveston at 3731 Chatham St. (at the corner of Chatham and Second Avenue).

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