Now open: My Sister’s Closet Online Shop

Our stores are still closed for the foreseeable future, but our My Sister’s Closet online shop is now open!

We miss connecting with you in person, and while distance makes the heart grow fonder, we know that the pandemic is temporary and soon we will reconnect. While we countdown the days until then, in the meantime, we’ve put together a curated collection of clothes, accessories, shoes, and handbags that we know you’ll love.

Spring cleaning?

We welcome donations of adult clothing and accessories. While our typical practice is to have donors come say hello whenever our stores are open, during these times we ask that you give us a call at 778-996-5451 or write us an email mrsp@bwss.org as to make sure someone is available and that we are able to practice safe social distancing.

As many of you know, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) has decided to temporarily close our stores and programs at My Sister’s Closet at both locations on Commercial Drive and Seymour Street back in March 2020.

This has been a difficult decision for us, as we recognize that My Sister’s Closet has a tight-knit community made up our volunteers, donors, shoppers, and staff. Community is especially needed at a time like this, but we also realize the need to prioritize all of our health and safety.

Closing My Sister’s Closet has taken a huge toll on our financial capacity as a non-profit organization. BWSS relies heavily on the funds we receive from shoppers and donors to continue supporting survivors of gender-based violence with crisis intervention, counselling, and legal advocacy. We hope our online shopping experience will help you feel great while also doing great: as always, 100 percent of My Sister’s Closet proceeds will help women escape abusive relationships.

In dire situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic, BWSS needs to remain available and provide support to women and their families.
Our sources of funding are drastically affected with limited resources, including with this recent temporary closure of our stores. However, in the midst of social distancing and isolation, homes aren’t safe for everybody and we need your support and generosity now more than ever.
For more information and to help us keep our services available for survivors especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, please click here or call 778-996-5451.

 

We wish you safety and good health in the meantime, and we hope to see you again soon!