We are a community of volunteers, including seniors, students, and new immigrants. Our volunteers sort and price donations and fulfill many other tasks involved in operating a thrift store. We provide skill building opportunities (retail and digital) for our volunteer staff which becomes a gateway to valuable paid employment.
Since 2012, BASES has donated over $550,000 to programming for children and youth in our community. 2019 was a record year with BASES funding more than 2000 participant spaces in over 80 out-of-school time programs for children and youth.
Our partner schools in Burnaby and New West include:
Armstrong, Byrne Creek, Cariboo Hill, Edmonds, Maywood, Morley, Second Street, Stride, Twelfth Avenue, Windsor, Fraser River Middle, Qayqayt and Lord Kelvin.