Winter wear, of all sizes, is accepted and collected throughout the year and in the fall. The coats, ski pants, hats, mitts and scarves are offered to the general public in a two day event.
Emergency Clothing & Furniture Depot
The Emergency Clothing and Furniture Depot (ECFD)
is a non-funded division of Centra Cam Vocational
Training Association (CCVTA). In addition to being a
major training centre for the clients that attend
programs at CCVTA, ECFD provides clothing,
furniture, housewares, toys and home décor items
to residents of Camrose and area. ECFD is able to
provide this service to people in need because of the
generous donations from the community.
There is a variety of reasons why people access ECFD; among them are, women and children fleeing family violence, loss of employment, need to obtain clothing for employment or potential employment, house fires, homelessness, family break-down, immigration and extreme poverty. When Fort McMurray was evacuated, ECFD was able to provide clothing and personal care items to many of the evacuees that came to Camrose.
ECFD is now OPEN to the Public. Tuesday-Saturday 9:30am to 3:30pm
A referral is no longer necessary to access our facility. Those is
need may still access the NEW referral forms. Please contact ECFD with
The Emergency Clothing and Furniture Depot hosts Coats for Camrose the third Wednesday and Thursday in October. We have been very fortunate that Duggan Mall has donated the space for the past several years. ECFD stores all winter wear throughout the summer and transports it to the proper location in the fall where it will be hung up and made available to the public. Coats for Camrose is open to the public and referrals are NOT required.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
Where does ECFD get the items to give away?
The items available at ECFD come from the generous donations from the community.
What happens to the items after I donate them?
The staff sort through the donations and determine where the items will be sent. ECFD makes all useable and essential items available for referral customers. Non-essential items or items that we have excess of may be sent to the Outlet Store to be sold.
What do you accept?
We accept all clothing, housewares, furniture, home décor, personal hygiene items and toys that are clean, gently used and in good repair. For more information please phone ECFD. Unfortunately we are unable to accept any item that is stained, ripped or in poor repair.
What don’t you accept?
ECFD is unable to accept any item that is in poor repair, damaged, dirty, have excess pet hair or tobacco smoke. We are also unable to accept cribs, walkers, lawn darts, bunk beds, used cosmetics car seat, building material or hazardous waste.
What items are you most in need of?
We are always in need of new personal care items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, feminine products, diapers, diaper wipes, socks and underwear.
Do you have a pick-up service?
Unfortunately we are unable to pick up your items; however, we are able to assist with unloading your items when you arrive.
When can I bring my items?
ECFD is open Monday-Saturday from 8:30-4:00 for donations. Please bring all donations to the back door. ECFD is closed on all Statutory holidays, the third Friday of the month for staff training and some days during the Christmas Season.
Where can I get a referral?
There is a wide variety of agencies that can issue a referral to you. Please phone the ECFD Coordinator for more information.
I have a referral. When can I use it?
ECFD is open to referral customers Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30-3:30.
How much does it cost to access ECFD?
There is no longer a user fee to access ECFD. All items are listed with very reasonable prices.
Can I volunteer at ECFD?
We love volunteers! All volunteer applications are processed at the main facility, please phone 780-672-9995 for more information.
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Coats for Camrose
Open to all residence of the Camrose and surrounding area.