Give old items a new lease on life!

Donate your gently used items to our Thrift Store. 

We gratefully accept and appreciate donated items.

Please bring all donations to the rear door during our business hours.

Tuesday to Saturday - 10am to 5pm. 

Items that we accept

Please ensure items are gently used, with no large rips or stains, no chips in glass kitchenware, and in good repair.

For more information please contact The Essentials Boutique.

Items that we do not accept

Unfortunately, while we gratefully appreciate all donations, due to various Health Canada Regulations as well as limited space in our store, we cannot accept all donations.  If  unsure about your donations,  please have one of our staff members view your items before unloading or please phone our store at  780-608-1681 and speak to one of our staff members regarding your items.

We thank you for your understanding. We are incredibly thankful to the many generous members of our community and surrounding areas for their very generous donations over many years.

When can I donate my items? 

Please bring all donations during our hours of operation: Tuesday - Saturday from 10am-5pm

Unfortunately, we cannot accept donations after hours due to theft, vandalism, and dumping. 

Dumping results in lost time for our staff and often extra landfill fees. This takes away from our purpose of raising funds to support the programming at Centra Cam Vocational Training Association. 

Do we have a pick-up service?

No, unfortunately due to staffing levels, we are unable to have a pick-up service. We will gladly assist unloading donations if needed however. 

Where can I bring my items?

Please bring your items to the rear of the building at The Essentials Boutique. (west side of the building) 

4918-46 street, Camrose, AB

The Essentials Boutique (google maps link)

Are we looking for volunteers? Yes we are!

Yes we are!

If you have some free time and would like to support a good cause in a fun and interesting environment, please call or email us today to learn how and to let us know what types of opportunities would work best for you.


Due entirely to the generous donations from the community of Camrose, Centra Cam is able to operate a thriving thrift store in the city and redistribute those donated items to a new home.

We wish to thank everyone for their support and for their many donations over the past 20 + years. Your generosity has helped community members purchase affordable goods as well as diverted many tonnes of goods from the landfill. 

Proceeds from The Essentials Boutique financially supports the programming for persons with developmental disabilities at Centra Cam Vocational Training Association here in Camrose.

You are making a difference!

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Invest into the community! Proceeds go to support Centra Cam’s programming for persons with developmental disabilities.