Other Sources of Household Goods

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1187 Parker Street, Vancouver BC (get directions to Kickstand)
Kickstand is a volunteer-run bike shop and recycling resource centre, providing low-barrier and affordable workspaces for repairing bikes at all skill levels. 
Learn more about Kickstand.

Our Community Bikes

2429 Main Street, Vancouver BC (get directions to Our Community Bikes)
604-879-2453     info@ourcommunitybikes.org
Our Community Bikes has a program that provides bikes to those in need called Pedals for the People.
Learn more about Our Community Bikes.

Christmas Bureau - Surrey

Helps low-income families with children under 18 have a great Christmas. Families receive food certificates, toys, gifts, warm clothing and household items. Call for this year’s location.
Learn more about the Christmas Bureau - Surrey.

Clothes Closet by Oak Avenue Neighbourhood Hub

12740 102 Avenue, Surrey BC (get directions to the Oak Avenue Neighbourhood Hub)
604-582-7088     coordinator@christmasbureau.com
Families register to pick free outfits of clothing for their children 0-12 yrs. Operates 3 days a week: Tues 10am – 2pm, Wed 9:30am – 12:30pm, Thurs 2-4pm.  Also have some home furnishings. Must be low income.  Drop-ins and long-term clients welcomed.
Learn more about the Clothes Closet by Oak Avenue Neighbourhood Hub.


Craigslist has replaced classifieds, and the Buy & Sell. It is a great way to both buy and sell items as well as look for both housing and work. Has a ‘Free’ section.
Learn more about Craigslist.

Energy Conservation Assistance Program from BC Hydro and FortisBC

1-855-560-3227     ecap_esk@bchydro.com
Provides free energy saving products, professional installation and personalized energy coaching for income-qualified households. This program is available for both owners and renters. Upgrades are determined by the housing type and the individual characteristics of each home.
Learn more about the Energy Conservation Assistance Program from BC Hydro and FortisBC.

Energy Saving Kits from BC Hydro and FortisBC

1-800-224-9376     connectwithus@bchydro.com
Provides free easy-to-install energy saving products for income-qualified customers.  The kit includes products such as LED light bulbs, kitchen and bathroom faucet aerators, high-efficiency showerheads, weather-stripping and draft proofing products, and more.
Learn more about Energy Saving Kits from BC Hydro and FortisBC.

Free Smoke Alarms from Surrey Fire Prevention

604-543-6780     cityofsurrey@surrey.ca
Free smoke alarms available, call or check the website to see if you qualify. Also offers free fire safety assessments of your home.
Learn more about Free Smoke Alarms from Surrey Fire Prevention.

The Hackery

304 Victoria Drive, Vancouver BC (get directions to The Hackery)
For profit computer repair business. Good source for parts for older laptops and affordable repairs.
Learn more about the The Hackery.

Home Repairs - Helping Hands Ministry

604-531-4733 ext. 2999     helpinghands@peaceportalalliance.com
Provides minor repairs for those with physical or financial constraints. Includes plumbing, electrical, painting, yard work, carpentry, odd jobs and more. Cannot help with moving. Primarily serves South Surrey.
Learn more about the Home Repairs - Helping Hands Ministry.

Once Upon a Child

Buys and sells gently used children’s clothes, toys, furniture, equipment, and shoes.

Once Upon A Child Surrey

3238 King George Boulevard, Surrey BC (get directions to Once Upon a Child Surrey)
Learn more about Once Upon A Child Surrey.

Once Upon A Child Langley

104 - 20121 Willowbrook Drive, Langley BC (get directions to Once Upon a Child Langley)
Learn more about Once Upon A Child Langley

Surrey ReUses

Online classified services for Surrey only. Great way to pick up low cost items or get rid of unused items
Learn more about the Surrey ReUses.


370 – 3771 Jacombs Road, Richmond BC (get directions to WRAGS)
604-214-0613     wrags@telus.net
Provides mattresses at no charge to persons in need. Mattresses provided by Sleep Country Canada are stored in W.R.A.G.S. warehouse and are available to the public. Public can choose from available stock. No holding of material, first come, first serve and you pick up with your own vehicle. Mon-Sat, 12:00-4:00pm.
Learn more about the WRAGS.

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