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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa (BBBSO) is proud to present Thrive Select Thrift. We’re a boutique thrift store providing gently used clothing, accessories and household items that are high-quality and affordable. The impact of empowering youth is undeniable and now thrifting our curated selections means you can be part of that.

As both a retail outlet and community hub in Ottawa, Thrive Select Thrift will support BBBSO’s mission to offer programming for children and youth. Including funding opportunities for mentees ages 15 to 24 to develop important life skills, gain real work experience, build their confidence and begin thinking about their educational and career plans.

Sustainability never goes out of style.

Thanks to our community partnerships, each pound of clothing donated to one of our purple bins generates income for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa. Funds raised through our Clothes for Kids’ Sake campaign directly support our programs. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

 Can I return an item?

No, all sales are final. 

Where can I pick up my items?

Pickup address is: 1547 Merivale rd. Ottawa, ON, K2G 4V3

Can I have items shipped to me?

Yes, items can be shipped via Canada Post (expedited parcel) to Ontario and Quebec locations. Expected Shipping time is between 5-10 business days.

Where do the clothes come from? Can I donate clothes?

All Thrive Select Thrift clothes are donated through the Clothes for Kids’ Sake program based in Ottawa. If you’re in the area, check it out to see what clothes we accept, drop off at our retail location, find a bin to donate to, or schedule a pick-up (ten bags or more) .

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa (BBBSO) is the city’s longest-standing children’s charity. Since 1970, BBBSO has been creating strong mentoring relationships between Bigs and Littles. By changing the course of young lives, we know that we can change the course of a community’s future.

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