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One of the best known thrift shops in Cobourg – Beyond the Blue Box – celebrated its 25th anniversary today with a concert and free food in Victoria Park.  Four bands were scheduled and it opened with the usual ceremony – Town Cryer Mandy Robinson, MPP Lou Rinaldi and Jamie Simmons (for MP Kim Rudd); there were no members of Council at the opening.  Beyond the Blue Box is unique because it employs members of the community with developmental needs as well as helping recycle a wide range of goods.  But the four others are run by volunteers and support local charities.  All speakers made a point of thanking the volunteers – without them, these charity shops would not exist.

Beyond the Blue Box Celebration

Beyond Blue Box event schedule Beyond Blue Box event Beyond Blue Box event food

Cobourg’s Charity Thrift Shops

beyond blue box

Beyond the Blue Box – 2 stores – the original plus a boutique that sells more upscale merchandise.
14 Covert St
Provides employment opportunities for members of the community with developmental needs and occasionally supports various local charities.

Web site

Horizons of Friendship

Horizons of Friendship
50 Covert St
Proceeds go to help poor in Central America and Mexico

Web site

humane society

Northumberland Humane Society
46 Covert St
Proceeds go to support the Northumberland Humane Society who operate the animal shelter.

Web site

Petticoat Lane

Petticoat Lane
25 Munroe St
Run by Hospital volunteers – all proceeds go to Northumberland Hills Hospital.  Since 2003, they have raised more than $1million for the hospital.

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Mission Thrift

Mission Thrift Shop (Was originally called Bibles for Missions)
975 Elgin St.
Proceeds provide bibles to third world countries.

More about them here.

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