Salvation Army in Kitsilano is charging over 40 dollars for used shoes

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The Salvation Army Headquarters are either not monitoring their local Salvation Army Thrift Stores or they are turning a blind eye to the injustice and price-gouging.

On May 13 2015 we visited Kitsilano Salvation Army (Kitsilano is a high-rent neighbourhood in Vancouver).  A man on welfare who has about 210 dollars a month left after rent was trying to buy shoes.  Of course the man on welfare cannot afford to buy shoes at a retail store, so he thought the Salvation Army would sell “donated shoes” at a price that a person on welfare can afford.

What is scandalous is that the Salvation army manager, in the rich neighbourhood, decides to sell “used black shoes” for not 5 dollars; not 10 dollars; not 15 dollars; not 20 dollars.  BUT 40 DOLLARS FOR A PAIR OF USED BLACK RUNNING SHOES. PLUS TAX.

Why does CATHOLIC CHARITIES and Saint Vincent Depaul Thrift Stores charge 5 to 10 bucks for used shoes?  Because they truly do uphold and value their mission statement, that’s why.  This injustice must STOP.  Salvation Army is bordering on a scandal which must be stopped.

 Please join us in seeking justice and contact:

British Columbia Divisional Headquarters

Patricia Cuff
Div. Director of Public Relations & Development The Salvation Army BC Division

Patricia_Cuff@can.salvationarmy.org

Off. 604.296.3821 c. 604.626.1513

http://www.salvationarmy.ca/prcontacts/

https://www.facebook.com/salvationarmy
https://www.facebook.com/SAThriftStoresCanada

https://www.linkedin.com/company/2951252?trk=prof-0-ovw-prev_pos

https://www.youtube.com/user/salvationarmy
https://www.youtube.com/user/SalvationArmyThrift

Price gouging is a pejorative term referring to a situation in which a seller prices goods or commodities at a level much higher than is considered reasonable or fair. This rapid increase in prices occurs after a demand or supply shock

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