Donations from our community are the heart of our organization. We are thankful to all residents of the greater Cowichan Valley, Ladysmith and Nanimo regions that contribute items for sale in our Thrift Store and Gift Shop.

Thrift Store

Due to COVID-19 we are currently closed for donations and shopping.

Our Thrift Store Managers are desperately trying to get the word out. When you make a donation, please bring it during our open hours. When items are left outside the gate after we have closed, they can get ruined by the weather or stolen. There is often a big mess to clean up when bags are broken open and contents spread out on the sidewalk.

For your convenience, we are able to accept donations at the Thrift Store at the following times:

Mon – Fri: 10 am – 4 pm

Tuesday: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Saturday: 9 am – 3 pm

Sunday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Address: 910 1st Ave, Ladysmith, BC

Phone: 250 245-5225


  • clothing, shoes & boots
  • linens, blankets and sleeping bags
  • reusable shopping bags, egg cartons, cookie tins and fancy boxes
  • personal care products
  • hardware & electrical items, tools
  • housewares, small appliances
  • pictures & frames
  • collectibles, antiques & ornaments
  • light fixtures & lamps
  • clocks, watches, jewelry
  • books & magazines
  • seasonal decorations
  • fabric, sewing supplies, sewing machines
  • craft supplies, silk flowers
  • toys, games, puzzles, dolls
  • sports equipment, bicycles, skates, skis & snowboards
  • auto accessories
  • office & school supplies
  • video & audio recordings (no copies), records & related equipment
  • pet supplies
  • garden supplies
  • cash donations


  • TV's & microwaves
  • computers & monitors
  • baby car seats & walkers
  • helmets of any kind
  • furniture & mattresses
  • paints & chemicals
  • copied audio & video tapes
  • items that are broken

In Memoriam and Bequeathal Donations

You may like to make a financial donation in memory of a loved one as a positive way of commemorating a life lived.

To donate, please send your cheque to:

Ladysmith Healthcare Auxiliary

PO Box 1151

Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A8

Please remember to include your name, address and any other contact information. We will send you a tax receipt. Also include the name and address of the person you wish to honour. We will then inform the family of your gift.

Perhaps you would like to bequeath a portion of your Estate or your Will to the Ladysmith Healthcare Auxiliary? Please send your letter of intent to the address. above.

We are grateful for your generosity.