The Thrift Shops for Nova West Island/Boutiques d’occasion pour NOVA are five stores: three in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, one in Beaurepaire Village in Beaconsfield, and one in Kirkland.
As a not-for-profit organization, we receive, from the community, generous donations of furniture, clothing, china, artwork, linens, and much more. We offer these items for sale in our thrift shops at very attractive prices. A portion of the donations we receive are also passed on to other charitable organizations for the needs of their communities.
Our thrift shops are operated entirely by dedicated Nova volunteers under the name of Ste. Anne Volunteers Health Support Foundation/Fondation d’Entraide en Santé des Bénévole de Ste-Anne. The funds we raise from our sales allow us to answer an essential need, which is to promote and deliver quality community-based health care.
Throughout our organization, we adhere to four core values:
Caring: We serve with compassion and empathy
Respect: We treat all people with dignity and consideration
Participation: As team members we all work together in a helping relationship
Courage: We have the strength to be independent and unique
The Big Picture
Volunteers generously offer their time to the thrift shops — both in the stores and behind the scenes.
They receive and prepare generously donated goods from the community and offer them for sale in their three locations.
The thrift shops welcome customers and entice them to buy their goods.
The sales raise funds for the West Island Volunteer Health Support Foundation.
The foundation supports VON-NOVA West Island. (our charitable healthcare organization)
The efforts of the volunteers allow the thrift shops to raise and donate half a million dollars a year to VON-NOVA West Island.