It Takes a Village

Description (Service)
It Takes A Village is a community resource centre, supporting people in the application of social justice principles. We have a moneyless second hand store, a self attesting food bank and help community members navigating paths with addiction, mental illness, hunger and food insecurity and other struggles, to access supportive resources in the community. We assist people to access technologies to enable attendance at Zoom court appearances and other appointments. Out in front of our location we have our Give & Take stand where community members are welcome to take any of the food that is on the stand, no questions asked.

Organization has a volunteer team of approximately 30 people. Do not do reference or back ground checks for volunteers, as we hope to give people a safe and supportive environment in which to reintegrate and re establish a current work/volunteering history.

Moneyless thrift store is a conduit for what the community wants to give to their people. All items are donated and we are grateful for good, clean gently used items that people would use everyday. In season clothing ( no rips, stains or broken zippers), basic housewares (pots, plates, bowls, can openers), linens(blankets, sheets, towels, kitchen linens and curtains), children's toys/books/DVDs. Please DO NOT drop items off when we are NOT OPEN! It is so important that the community help us to keep our location looking as tidy as the other storefronts!
Service Details
Hours Sun-Mon closed, Tue 10am-2pm, Wed 10am-2pm, 4pm-7pm, Thu 2pm-6pm, Fri 10 am-2 pm, Sat 10am-2pm
Areas Served Listowel
Eligibility no restrictions
Application walk in
Languages Some volunteers who speak German, Ukrainian and Arabic
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community North Perth
Address & Map
148 Main St W
North Perth, ON
Canada N4W 1A1
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-418-4651
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Primary Contact Andrea Charest; Phone: 519-418-4651; Email:
Alternate Contact Andrea Charest; Phone: 519-418-4651; Email:
Mailing Address 148 Main St W 
North Perth, ON 
Canada N4W 1A1

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