Madeline Crane

My career with Friends Of Haven Thrift Shop started 18 years ago in 2000 when I resided in Cranbrook, B.C. and wanted to move to Nanaimo. I saw an ad Friends of Haven Thrift Shop had advertised for a staff position which I was the first to apply for and was hired. At the time I was the only staff member who worked closely with the owner and approximately 40 volunteers.  I quickly fell in love with the business, the customers and the volunteers and so purchased the business at the beginning of 2018 when the previous owner decided to retire.


We have a great team of friendly and very knowledgeable staff who are eager to please in assisting customers to find that perfect treasure.


Currently, our team of approximately 15 volunteers are a blessing to Friends of Haven Thrift Shop in helping process the donations we receive at the back of our shop, place them on the floor and assist our customers when we get really busy. We could not be who we are today without the generous contribution from our volunteers.

Volunteer Appreciation Week:

We highly value our volunteers and within Volunteers Appreciation week we serve them a luncheon, give them an appreciation card and flowers. We count up their hours which we tally annually and acknowledge each one for their invaluable efforts given to The Friends Of Haven Thrift Shop.

New Volunteers:

If you are interested in helping us, we welcome you! Please contact us for further information.

Phone: (250) 754-3687
Email: [email protected]

Customer Service
Quality Products
Community Spirit

People who love our Shop

Used, everything! The profits go to help centres for women in need

Ed A.Lepage

My daughter had told me about Haven a few months ago and today I finally made it in.  I don’t live locally.  Love the items, the staff and the prices are good.

Sally C

Best priced thrift store in town!

Teesha Middleton

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