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Calgary Trans Canada Goodwill Thrift Store & Donation Centre

Find a Goodwill Donation Centre & Thrift Store at 1440 - 52 Street NE, Calgary, Alberta.
This second hand item store is open from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm today. 
The donation centre is open from 9:00 am - 8:00 pm today.
 

Find and Contact Us

Address: 1440 - 52 Street NE, Calgary, Alberta T2A 4T8
Phone: 403-235-6445

Thrift Store Hours

10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Donation Centre Hours

9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Holiday Hours

December 24-25: Closed
Easter Sunday: Closed
January 1: Closed

Calgary Thrift Store Details

The Thrift Store in Calgary sells gently used clothing, household goods, sporting equipment & more! No GST on purchases because Goodwill is a Non-Profit Organization. 

This Goodwill location is rated one of the best thrift shops in Calgary.

Shop secondhand at Goodwill. 

As a local Calgary non-profit, social enterprise, our goal is to impact those closest to us, Albertans with Disabilities. 89% of every dollar we earn goes directly into supporting our mission. So, when you shop at the Calgary Trans Canada Goodwill Thrift Store & Donation Centre, you  support local in more ways than you know.

Shop Our Online Thrift Store

The following gently used clothing & household items are available to purchase from our Online Thrift Store. Items purchased below must be picked up at the Calgary Trans Canada Goodwill Thrift Store & Donation Centre.
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Calgary Donation Centre Details

This Calgary donation centre offers personal donation unloading during our operating hours, and donation bins during off-hours.

Your donations make a real impact.

Your donations are sold throughout the 14 Alberta Goodwill thrift stores. 89 cents from every dollar we generate fuels the many programs run by Goodwill across the province. What we do not sell, we recycle and dispose of sustainably. 

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Frequently Asked Goodwill Questions

Have questions about the Calgary Trans Canada Goodwill Thrift Store & Donation Centre? Whether you are a first-time Goodwillian, or have been a regular at our locations in the past, we've got the info you need to make informed decisions about shopping and donating to Goodwill Industries of Alberta. 

Donating to Goodwill in Calgary

  • Can you donate bras to Goodwill in Alberta?

    Yes, bras can be donated to Goodwill. As long as the bras are clean and new or gently used they will be sold in Goodwill’s retail stores. Keep in mind, Goodwill cannot accept wet or dirty clothing. So, before bringing items in for donation please be sure that they are laundered and dry.

    If the bras are damaged, they may still be accepted at the donation location. Bras that cannot be sold in-store, are sent to textile recyclers who convert the material into new products. This way, nothing goes to waste unless absolutely necessary. 

    Looking for a Goodwill Alberta donation location? Find the nearest Goodwill using our drop-off location locator.

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  • Can you donate socks to Goodwill?

    Goodwill accepts donated socks that are gently used or brand new. All clothing that is donated to Goodwill, should be clean and laundered before it’s brought in. Socks that are too damaged to be sold at Goodwill Alberta’s thrift store locations will be sent to outside organizations that recycle textiles into new products or materials for other uses. 

    To donate socks or other clothing items to Goodwill Alberta, visit one of our donation centers. Donation locations can be found throughout Alberta, including in Edmonton and surrounding cities. The profits from donations that are resold in our retails stores benefit local communities and help individuals in Alberta with disabilities.

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  • Can I donate underwear to Goodwill in Alberta?

    Underwear that is new or gently used can be donated to Goodwill in Alberta. The underwear should be clean, dry and in good condition when they are donated. 

    Depending on the condition of the undergarments, they may be sold or recycled. For example, if the underwear is damaged or not suitable for resale, it may be sent to a textile recycler. The recycler will turn the material into wiping rags, upholstery stuffing or fibre recycling. 

    Even if you have articles of clothing, including underwear, that are ripped or damaged, consider bringing them to a local Goodwill donation center. By donating these items, they can be put to good use instead of being added to the landfill. If you’re in or near Calgary, the City of Calgary Throw ‘n’ Go is another location where donations can be dropped off. All items donated at this location are organized by Goodwill Alberta.

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  • Can I donate a mattress to Goodwill Industries?

    Unfortunately, mattresses cannot be donated to Goodwill. Although Goodwill would love to accept all donations, some items cannot be accepted for health and safety reasons. Bedroom furniture that cannot be accepted includes mattresses, pillows, bed frames, bunk beds, hide-a-beds and waterbeds. 

    Undoubtedly, there are many items in these categories that are perfectly good for reuse. However, in some cases, these items may pose a health and safety risk to our staff or new owners. Therefore, to be safe, we do not accept them.

    Goodwill Alberta asks that anyone with a used bed or bed frame find an alternative destination for it.

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  • Can I donate Christmas decorations to Goodwill?

    Christmas decorations and other holiday items can be donated to Goodwill in Alberta. This includes household holiday decor, Christmas lights and Christmas trees. However, please note that Christmas trees will only be accepted if they are in their original box or bag. All items should be in good condition when they are brought to a donation center. 

    Goodwill Alberta greatly appreciates all the donations received. When you donate to Goodwill you can rest assured your donation is going to a good cause. 89.2% of all profit goes back into the local community, helping people with disabilities find meaningful work.

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  • What does Goodwill do with clothes they can’t sell?

    When Goodwill can’t sell donated clothes, they use various alternative options to keep the clothes from reaching the landfill. 

    Luckily, clothing is easy to recycle or upcycle. If Goodwill can’t sell clothing donations in-store, on its online thrift store or at a Goodwill outlet, the clothes are often sold to a textile recycler or other salvage vendor.

    These recyclers use the unsold clothing in various ways. For example, it may be cut up and used for different purposes or processed and recycled into a fibre filling for use in furniture or insulation. With the help of these alternative methods, Goodwill is able to keep millions of pounds of usable goods from reaching the landfill each year.

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  • How much clothing does Goodwill throw away?

    Most clothing and other donated items are successfully sold in Goodwill stores across Alberta, and internationally. With the help of other methods of selling and recycling, very little, if any, unsold clothing and other goods are thrown away.

    To help keep clothing, household items and other used goods out of the landfill, Goodwill partners with local organizations to find alternative solutions. For example, Goodwill Alberta has a partnership with the University of Alberta that allows them to give clothing and household items left behind at residences a second chance.

    As a result of being able to sell, recycle or upcycle nearly everything that is donated to them, Goodwill helps communities across the world minimize their environmental footprint. Goodwill’s sustainability practices diverted nearly 16 million kilograms of waste from landfills in 2019 alone!

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Thrift Shopping at Goodwill

  • I’m looking for a certain item. Do you have it in stock?

    The inventory in our stores is constantly changing. That’s what makes Goodwill such an exciting place to shop!
    Because the items in our stores rely on the donations we receive, our staff is not able to anticipate what will be coming out on the sales floor. If you have your heart set on a certain item, the best way to find it is to visit the stores frequently.

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  • Tag sales: Are there any sales happening this week?

    Goodwill’s tag sales offer 50% off of items tagged with a certain colour. The colour on sales changes each week, and you can find the current sale colour on our website’s shopping page and on our Facebook page.

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  • Where does the revenue from the stores go?

    Goodwill is a non-profit organization, and our mission is to connect Albertans with disabilities to meaningful employment. In 2018, 88.7% of revenue created by our retail operations was reinvested into making this mission a reality.
    Thank you, Alberta!

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  • Senior discounts. I would like to know if you you offer them?

    Are Senior discounts available? Yes! Wednesdays are Seniors’ Days, and customers who are 60+ years of age are invited to enjoy 15% off regularly-priced merchandise.

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  • I saw a great find online. Can I request that the store hold it for me?

    Goodwill’s policies are created to ensure that everyone has an equal chance to find incredible treasures in our stores. For this reason, our staff is unable to hold items for customers.
    The best part about shopping at Goodwill is that new items are making their way onto the shelves all the time! Even if the item you saw online is no longer available, there is sure to be something that will catch your eye.

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