Give old items a new lease on life!

Donate your stuff to our Thrift Stores. 

We gratefully accept donated items

We very much appreciate donated stuff from the public, and we will be happy to accept your stuff during our open store hours!

Items that we accept

We accept all clothing, housewares, furniture, home décor, personal hygiene items and toys that are clean, gently used and in good repair. 

For more information please contact The Essential Boutique. 

Unfortunately we are unable to accept any item that is stained, ripped or in poor repair. 

Items that we do not accept

Please understand that through experience we have learned that not all of the donated items that we receive will be able to be sold swiftly enough. Sometimes due to an items condition, or just a lack of interest from our shoppers, some items just will not sell. These items end up costing disposal fees and this is an expense that we cannot afford.

So we ask you to please not donate broken items, dirty and uncleaned items, or other items that you yourself would not purchase at a thrift store. 

We do refuse the right to accept certain items if we do not feel that we will be able to quickly sell them due to their condition, or relative lack of interest from the buying public.

On the other hand, if you have any doubt please feel free to ask us. We thank-you for your consideration over this matter, and we thank-you everyone for their donations over many years now.

Do we have a pick-up service?


Where can I bring my items?

Please bring your items to the back side of the Essentials Boutique. 

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, then please call or email us today to learn how 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 two thrift stores in the city and redistribute those items to a new home.

We wish to thank everyone for their support and for their many donations over the years past 20 + years. Your generosity has helped many local community members to purchase affordable goods.

We also want you to know that the proceeds from these stores do financially support persons with developmental disabilities at Centra Cam Vocational Training Association here in Camrose.

You are making a difference!

Please know that your donations are very beneficial to the community:

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