Swap Exchange great idea!

Ucluelet – What a great idea for Earth Day – to encourage the recycling and reuse of clothing and other consumer goods! As the owner of Ucluelet’s local thrift store, Cargo Thrift, it’s a perfect time to remind your readers that recycling and reusing can be done year round, not just one day a year! I provide this service everyday in Ucluelet by accepting donations of used goods, then sorting, cleaning and making then available for reuse by my customers. Additionally I haul surplus items to Port Alberni for donation there, so nothing is wasted. At the end of each year I profit share with our local service organizations.

By donating used clothing, books, movies, music, household and miscellaneous items residents are taking environmental action that also supports a business that supports the community – a lovely boutique style thrift store that is a pleasure to shop in.

Thank you to the generous people of the West Coast who have supported Cargo Thrift, now in it’s 10th year, allowing me to live in and contribute to the community that I love!

Helen Wiersma

Ucluelet