Inclusion NB and Value Village

For over 25 years, Inclusion NB and Value Village have teamed up to make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families across New Brunswick.

Inclusion NB, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the rights and opportunities of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, has found a steadfast ally in Value Village, a thrift retailer with a commitment to sustainability and community support.

At the heart of this partnership lies the simple act of donation. When you choose to donate gently used clothing, household items, or other goods to the Fredericton and Moncton locations of Value Village, you’re not just decluttering your home; you’re directly contributing to the invaluable work of Inclusion NB. Here’s how:

  • Empowering Individuals: Donations dropped off at Value Village provide vital funding for Inclusion NB’s programs and initiatives as Value Village pays us for those items dropped off at the store. From education and advocacy to employment support and community inclusion, these programs open doors to independence, dignity, and a sense of belonging.
  • Promoting Sustainability: By giving your pre-loved items a second life through donation, you’re also championing sustainability. Value Village’s model of reusing and recycling goods aligns perfectly with Inclusion NB’s ethos of responsible stewardship, ensuring that resources are maximized, and environmental impact is minimized.
  • Celebrating Inclusion: Value Village goes beyond being just a thrift retailer; it stands as an inclusive employer committed to fostering diversity and providing equal opportunities for all. By embracing individuals of varying backgrounds, and experiences, Value Village creates a workplace culture that thrives on inclusivity and respect.

As we celebrate over two decades of partnership between Inclusion NB and Value Village, it’s essential to reflect on the profound impact that collective action can have. Over 22,000 New Brunswickers have an intellectual or developmental disability and New Brunswick has the second highest rate of people with a disability in the country at 35.3%.

On average, Inclusion NB supports over 65 individuals and families every month and resolves more than 300 family advocacy requests each year.

So, the next time you’re considering where to donate your gently used items, remember that your actions ripple far beyond the thrift store shelves.