Brant County SPCA

For Immediate Release

Thursday September 7, 2017

A difficult decision for Brant County SPCA Board….

Brantford, Ontario – It is with heavy hearts that the Board of Directors of Brant County SPCA announces the closing of the organization’s Thrift Store at 108B Colborne Street, Brantford, Ontario.

For more than 30 years the thrift store has served the community and helped fund the work of the Brant County SPCA. The Board cited safety concerns of staff and volunteers as the main reason coupled with decreasing revenue and higher operating expenses, rendering the store less viable.

“Sadly, we have determined that this is our best course of action at this time” stated Acting Vice Chair, Mike McGregor.

The last day of business for the Thrift Store will be Friday, September 15, 2017.  To sell as much stock as possible, the SPCA Thrift Store will host a “Going out of Business” sale beginning on Monday September 11, 2017 until final closing. The charity hopes to see new and devoted customers as they say goodbye to an era. You can help by making a financial donation or purchasing items from the thrift store to make the final month a huge success. At this time, the store will not be accepting any new item donations, and they ask the public to contact other thrift stores to bring their items to as the focus will be on clearing the store.

“We would like to thank and recognize all our loyal customers, donors and volunteers for their support and hard work over the past 30 plus years. At this time, we’d like to acknowledge the Thrift Stores’ founding volunteers who worked tirelessly in the stores’ early days. Thank you to all of our past volunteers and the team of amazing volunteers who manage the store today – we are forever grateful.” says Executive Director, Robin Kuchma.

For more information, contact:

Alexandra Wolosinecky

Manager of Communications and Development

Brant County SPCA