Excerpt from an article on the Columbia Basin Trust website.

With over three years of planning and a grant from Columbia Basin Trust of $60,000, the Treasure Shop is expanding their building which will allow them to sell larger items such as furniture – in turn, providing more benefits to the community.

The expansion will see the women’s and vintage clothing sections moved to the spacious new 3,200 square foot second floor leaving the men’s, electronics, books, and housewares section on the first floor. The second floor also boasts a large donation sorting area and a combination break room and meeting room for the hardworking volunteers. Drawing repeat customers from all over the West Kootenays, the Treasure Shop is a popular and affordable store that continues to profit the community.

“The Treasure Shop is a vital part of community-building in Castlegar and an outlet for people to donate time and goods to support health in our region,” said Kelvin Saldern, Community Liaison, Columbia Basin Trust. “This expansion will allow the store to attract more volunteers and also bring shoppers to Castlegar’s downtown core.”

The Treasure Shop expansion project also received funds from Teck, Celgar Pulp, Kootenay Savings Credit Union, Regional District of Central Kootenay Area I and the Wishlow Family in memory of dedicated volunteer Louise Wishlow.