Philanthropy by The Latest SCOOP!


A new store is coming, at least temporarily, to take over the space that previously housed the beloved book store Duthies on West 4th.

Philanthropy is a ‘pop -up’ charity store that is dedicated to giving back to the local community. Philanthropy will sell quality, unused items that donees will receive a charitable tax receipt for (as per CRA Regulations) and 80% of the gross profit will go back to BC charities. Philanthropy by The Latest SCOOP is open for a limited time only. Philanthropy Opens for Business: June 2nd, 2010. Location: 2239 West 4th Avenue (In the old Duthie Books location next to Capers)

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Wednesday 10:00am-7:00pm

Thursday-Friday 10:00am -8:00pm

Saturday 10:00am-7:00pm

Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm

Charities of Choice for Philanthropy June , 2010:

Philanthropy is working with two charities in Vancouver. Gross profits will be shared equally between both charities.

ARTS UMBRELLA Arts Umbrella provides the highest quality visual and performing arts education to Metro Vancouver children and youth ages 2-19, regardless of their financial circumstances.

CANUCKS FOR KIDS FUND The Canucks for Kids Fund commits time, resources and grants to qualified BC charities benefitting children, youth and families by focusing on health and wellness, social development, education, awareness, and grassroots hockey.

Last modified: May 25, 2010

One Response to " Philanthropy by The Latest SCOOP! "

  1. Anonymous says:

    I shopped at Scoop today & was not impressed with their ‘no refund’ policy. Unbeknownst to me at the time that this was a charity pop up store…

    Two staff members told me I could not receive a refund on a purchase I had just made because:

    a) the cash register didn’t have a ‘refund’ function key
    b) no refunds were allowed, period.
    c) was told there were ‘no refund’ signs ALL OVER THE STORE, I looked and only found them at the check out. I told the lady this and she replied with “oh really, hmmm, sorry”.
    d) finally, “we are not authorized nor do we know how to do a refund!”

    WOW! Are you kidding me!? I asked for the manager & as the lady proceeded to write down her phone number, I asked her to give her a call. She went to the back of the store & returned shortly with a ‘it turns out I can give you a refund as our ‘no refund policy’ isn’t stated on the receipts”… and guess what… I received my refund, the cash register had (it turns out) a ‘refund’ key! and the lady helping me knows how to do refunds! and she got ‘authorized’ to perform a refund!!!

    Who knew? Crazy… won’t be returning!