Anney's Closet

Using household items donated by downsizing seniors, friends of Soroptimists, and other kindhearted folks in our community, we’ve created a “free store” for women and girls who need household items.

Girls and women who are referred to us from  advocates at our partner social service agencies have the opportunity to select items from Anney’s Closet that will transform their new apartments into functional and comfortable homes.

Our volunteers work to sort and arrange donated items in the Closet, build relationships with social agencies and the community,  and help the visitors pick out items for their new home.

We also sell large pieces of furniture that have been donated to generate funds to operate Anney’s Closet as well as other SIVW programs and services.

The space for Anney’s Closet, four huge storage lockers in an immaculate indoor storage facility, is donated to us by the wonderful owners of West Shore U-Lock.

Who do we help?

When girls sign a Youth Agreement or age out of the foster care system, they head out to begin life on their own…often with only a few clothes or personal items to call their own. Same goes for women fleeing violence, domestic abuse or other unsafe living situations. They have no furniture, household items or “nice things” to set up their new home.

Through our network of social workers, youth and family counselors, and school counselors who watch over girls living in foster care, those pregnant and parenting at a very young age, or women transitioning out of unsafe environments, we connect with those who can benefit from a visit to Anney’s Closet. The agency workers arrange the visit and assist with the shopping, and our volunteers coordinate delivery of furniture to the new home.

Program name (alternate):  A Program by Soroptimist International Victoria Westshore

Address / Contact Info

Soroptimist International Victoria Westshore
Donation drop Off Location: U-Lock Westshore 1621 Island Highway Colwood, BCV9B 1H8
Contact name: Client Visits:
Please call or email us before bringing donations to let us know what you'd like to donate as our storage space is very limited.

Phone Numbers

Anney: (250) 588-7754

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: Please contact us to book a visit.

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Service Details

Regional Centres ServedBrentwood Bay, Colwood, Esquimalt, Langford, Metchosin, North Saanich, Oak Bay, Saanich, Saanichton, Sidney, Sooke, Victoria, Victoria,, Victoria, BC, View Royal
Program fee0.00
Referral criteriaVisits to Anney's Closet need to be booked by one of our Social Service agency partners: case worker, social worker etc. See our complete list of partners on our website.
How to applyClients: If you want t ocome pick out free items for your home, please have your worker give us a call or an email to arrange a visit to Anney's Closet.
Donors: if you have gently-used household items from our Needs List please send us an email to find out the next donation drop-off day.
Wait list (weeks)3
Age ranges servedchild 0-12, youth 13-19, adult 20+, senior 55+, all ages
Currently accepting new patients / clientsCurrently accepting new patients / clients
Languages spokenEnglish

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This program was last updated on: 15 Dec 2016.