FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa (BBBSO) is pleased to announce the opening of our new online boutique thrift store – Thrive Select Thrift. Thrive Select Thrift will operate as a vital and sustainable income generating project to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa’s youth mentorship programs.
Thrive Select Thrift features gently used women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, footwear and accessories that are high quality, fashionable and affordable. The store is stocked with clothing generously donated by community members via the thirty clothing bins placed across Ottawa, clothing drives and home pick-ups through BBBSO’s Clothes For Kids’ Sake program.
Customers will be able to conveniently shop online and schedule their pick-ups, while supporting essential mentoring programs for local youth.
“Over the five years we’ve been running our Clothes For Kids’ Sake program, we have developed a strong clothing donation strategy to help us serve the community, not only through mentoring programs, but also helping the environment by keeping this clothing from becoming landfill”, says Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa Executive Director, Susan Ingram “I’m excited to unveil this new shopping experience to the Ottawa community, and to offer an innovative way for people to support our organization.”
Shop with us beginning Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 here: www.thrivethrift.ca. More information on BBBSO’s Clothes For Kids’ Sake program, can be found here.
Should you wish to speak to someone about Thrive Select Thrift, please contact:
Monique Flocco Manager, Resource Development & Communications Manager
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa
613-247-4776 x 319
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa
BBBSO facilitates life-changing one-to-one mentoring relationships that inspire and empower young people to reach their full potential. In 2020, BBBSO programs positively impacted over 4,000 lives in both Ottawa and Renfrew County.