Surrey Fire Service says that some “high quality items” were recently stolen from the charitable society’s Newton thrift store.
In posts to social media, the fire department says that the Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society and Surrey Hospice Society’s Community Thrift Store was “recently the target of thieves.”
The store, located at 7138 King George Boulevard, was allegedly broken into after hours, the post says.
The department said the theft happened as volunteers are preparing for one of its “top earning events,” the Purse & Shoe Sale.
“It was disheartening to our volunteers, however will not stop us from raising over $200,000 annually, for two great charities,” the post says.
The thrift store is now looking for donations, such as gently used purses or shoes.
Donations can be dropped off at the store during business hours (Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.). Linens and bedding can be placed in drop-off bins at the store’s side door.
There are also drop-off bins at most fire halls.
According to the charitable society, the thrift store is a “unique partnership” between the Surrey Hospice Society and Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society that “ensures that all net income of the store is used to benefit the citizens of Surrey.”
More to come.
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We are sad to report that the Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society & Surrey Hospice Charity Community Thrift Store was recently the target of thieves. As our volunteers prepared for one of our top earning events, The Purse & Shoe Sale, thieves broke in after hours and stole some of the generously donated high quality items. It was disheartening to our volunteers, however will not stop us from raising over $200,000 annually, for two great charities. We are looking to replenish our stock, if you have a lightly used purse or pair of shoes you no longer use, consider donating it to a great cause. We are located at 7138 King George Blvd.