Clothing & Thrift Stores
Website: Clothing Depot - Family Resource Centre
Address: 234 Princess Ave., Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0R1
Phone: 204-595-5005 (allows texting)
Services: We sell infant and children's clothing, as well as diapers. Most items are for 6 years old or younger.
Cost: Contact us to learn more about our prices.
How to Access: Contact us by phone, email, or through social media (Facebook and Instagram)
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm (Contact us to make an appointment)
Koats for Kids- (Portage Plains United way, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Canadian Mental Health Association, Family Resource Centre)
Address: 15 Tupper St. South. Portage la Prairie, MB. R1N 1W7
Phone: 204-857-4397 BBBS 204-857-4440 UW
Services: Donations of gently used coats, ski pants, boots, scarves, mitts, and gloves are collected in the month of October by the Family Resource Centre, Big Brothers Big Sisters, CMHA, and Portage Plains United Way. Drop off for winter coats are at the above locations a well as Portage Firehall and PCU Centre.
The coats are distributed every Thursday in the month of November (typically) from 2:00pm - 5:30pm, to families in need and who would otherwise not have access to winter outerwear.
Eligibility: Families in need of outer winter wear, for those that would otherwise be unable to access appropriate and proper Manitoba winter wear.
How to Access: Contact Portage Plains United Way, Family Resource Centre, United Way, Big Brothers Big Sisters, or Canadian Mental Health Association for more information on how to donate, how to receive coats and more specific details such as distribution location. Can also be found on portageonline.com under events.
Hours: N/A Program normally runs during the month of November.
McKenzie United Church Thrift Shop
Address: A-45 Saskatchewan Avenue East, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0L8
Services: Thrift store with various clothing and household items available.
Service: Provides gently used clothing and household items at reasonable prices
How to Access: Phone or visit their location for more information on items available and details about donations.
Hours: Tues - Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm; Sunday & Monday closed
Portage MCC Thrift Shop
Address: 149 Saskatchewan Avenue East, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0L7
Service: Portage MCC Thrift Shop is largest, and longest-operating thrift store in Portage la Prairie. It is a place where your clean, useful donations provide affordable family clothing and household items for any community member in need.
Hours: Monday closed (open for donations). Tuesday-Friday, 9:30-5:00. Saturday 9:30-4:00. Sunday closed.
Portage MCC Furniture Plus
Address: 131 Saskatchewan Avenue East, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba R1N 0L7
Services: Various second hand items such as clothing, housewares, and furniture available at affordable prices. Volunteer opportunities available and donations are gratefully accepted for causes locally and globally. Partnerships with other community agencies exist to directly donate to community member in urgent need.
How to Access: Visit or phone their store on Saskatchewan Ave. for more information on accessibility and items, or visit their website for more information about the organization.
Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 9:30am-5:00 pm, Saturday: 9:30 am-4:00 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday, Open Monday for donations at the back entrance.
Additional Information: Donations may be clothing (must be gently-used, clean and odour-free), most housewares (must be clean, with no cracks or damage), books, toys, home electronics and furniture. Silent Auction operating on a continual, rotating basis.