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Where to Donate

We’ve spent some time decluttering but what do you do with all of your donations?

Ottawa

Dress For Success:
What they accept: WOMEN ONLY suits, business-appropriate shoes, purses, jewellery, in-season outerwear, new (in original packaging) undergarments and hosiery, toiletries & cosmetics.
*MUST BE CLEAN, ON HANGERS
What they’re about: Empowering women to achieve economic independence. Providing professional clothing and development tools to help them succeed.
How to Donate: Drop-offs accepted on the last Monday of each month between 1-6:30 pm.
200 Catherine St. Ottawa ON, K2P 2K9

*Clothing drop-offs have been suspended until COVID-19 bans have been lifted.

Ottawa Mission
What they accept: MEN’S CLOTHING: all style
What they’re about: Helping people who do not have the resources to help themselves.
How to Donate: Drop-off at The Ottawa Mission Headquarters 46 Daly Ave. Ottawa, ON K1N 6E4

*Clothing drop-offs have been suspended until COVID-19 bans have been lifted.

Suits His Style
What they accept: MEN’S CLOTHING, business-professional, business casual. Overcoats, outerwear, winter accessories, ties, [new] socks, watches, [new] toiletries & grooming products.
*MUST BE CLEAN, ODOUR FREE, STAIN FREE, IN GOOD CONDITION.
What they’re about: Reduce poverty in our community by providing work-appropriate clothing to men with a low income or who are unemployed looking for employment.
How to Donate: Drop-off at l’HEXAGONE [you will receive 10% off your next l’HEXAGONE purchase]
*CLOTHING MUST BE BROUGHT IN GARMENT BAGS OR SHOPPING BAGS. 8-10 ITEMS AT A TIME.
252 Dalhousie St. Ottawa ON
Drop-off Hours: Monday-Wednesday 10-6, Thursday-Friday 10-8, Sunday 12-5

*Clothing drop-offs have been suspended until COVID-19 bans have been lifted.

ST. JOE’S WOMEN’S CENTRE
What they accept: Books [children’s & adults, toiletries, household items, NEW kid’s toys, Gift Certificates, Canned/Dry Food
What they’re about: Providing a warm, safe, caring place to spend the day for women. Making a real difference in someones’ life.
How to Donate: Drop-off Monday-Friday 9 am – 4 pm 151 Laurier Ave. East. Ottawa, ON K1N 6N8

*Clothing drop-offs have been suspended until COVID-19 bans have been lifted.

Value Village
What they accept: MEN’S, WOMEN’S, CHILDREN’S CLOTHING, Shoes, housewares, books & media, kitchenware, and other items [BASICALLY EVERYTHING. HERE IS THE FULL LIST.]
What they’re about: Helping more than 100 nonprofit organizations, keeping 700 million pounds of used goods from landfills, and providing revenue to support community programs and services.
How to Donate: Drop-off to your local store. FIND YOUR STORE

Current OPEN locations:

Glouster
1221 Cyrville Rd, Gloucester, ON K1J 7S8
Mon-Sun 11-7pm

Bank St.
1824 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1Z 7Y6
Mon-Sun 11-7pm

Stittsville
5487 Hazeldean Rd Unit 1, Stittsville, ON K2S 0P5
Mon-Sun 11-7pm

Cerebral Palsy
What they accept: MEN’S, WOMEN’S, CHILDREN’S CLOTHING, Shoes, outerwear, bedding & linen, GOOD CONDITION: toys, games, small appliances, small furniture items, sporting goods, books, electronics & housewares.
What they’re about: Helping more than 100 nonprofit organizations, keeping 700 million pounds of used goods from landfills, and providing revenue to support community programs and services.
How to Donate: Pick-up! Click here to request your home pickup. There are also have Donation Boxes and have Partnered with exclusive Value Village locations.

*Clothing drop-offs have been suspended until COVID-19 bans have been lifted.

The Free Store
What they accept: clothing, footwear, towels, blankets, office supplies, kitchenware, small appliances, electronics, textbooks, books, the list goes on.
What they’re about: Creating a waste-free campus and giving items a chance for a second life before hitting the landfills or recycling plants.
How to Donate: Donation bin in CRX Learning Crossroads building under the stairs.

*Clothing drop-offs have been suspended until COVID-19 bans have been lifted.

Trove: CONSIGNMENT
 102-1000 Wellington Street West Ottawa ON K1Y 2X9

What they accept: Women’s & Men’s items in line with current trends. DO NOT accept items with tears, odours, missing buttons, stains or misc. flaws. Clothing must be freshly laundered, pressed and on hangers (hangers will be returned) OR neatly folded. Purses/bags must be cleaned out. Lining stain-free and shoes must be cleaned of scuffs and marks.
* DO NOT ACCEPT bridesmaid/prom dresses or men’s suits. Labels such as: Forever21 Walmart, Old Navy, Smart Set, Mexx, Jacob, Ricki’s, Gap Factory, Garage, Hollister, Abercombie & Finch, Dressbarn, Liz Claiborne, Fairweather, RW&Co. Suzy Shier.

What they’re about: Offering the latest trends at affordable prices.
How to Donate: By appointment only. Click HERE to make an appointment.

The Salvation Army

What they accept: Women’s & Men’s clothing, textiles, household items, accessories, antiques & collectables, computers, electronics, furniture, media & books, seasonal items, toys.
What they’re about: Influencing positively the community in which we operate. Exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of the world.
How to Donate: Drop-off to your local store. FIND YOUR STORE or local donation bin. FIND YOUR BIN

*Drop-offs have been suspended until COVID-19 bans have been lifted.

Habitat for Humanity
Trainyards
768 Belfast Road, Ottawa ON
Hours: Mon/Tues/Thurs/Sun 10-5

Stittsville
3 Iber Road, Stittsville ON
Hours: Mon/Tues/Thurs/Sun 10-5

What they accept: New & gently used renovation and building materials & home décor items. *If items are too large they will pick up! *Because of supply and demand they will stop accepting certain products. Call before donating if you’re unsure. Trainyards location: 613 744 7769. Stittsville location: 343 545 0481
List of accepted items HERE

What they’re about: Bringing communities together to help families build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership.
How to Donate: Drop-off to your local store or call for pickup for large items.

FOPLA

What they accept: BOOKS, must be free of water damage, stains, mildew or musty smells and dirt. Must not have torn or missing pages or severe wear. Must have binding intact.
DO NOT ACCEPT: Encyclopedia, magazines, National Geographic Magazines, Sheet music, Reader’s Digest or special edition books printed after 1950, Directories, annuals, yearbooks, Harlequin Romance, Audio Cassettes & VHS, Dictionaries.
* These books can be recycled in your Black Bin
What they’re about: Making a difference to Ottawa’s Public Library through fundraising and advocacy. Growing a community of library supporters and offering a fulfilling experience to its volunteers.
How to Donate: Small donations of two small boxes can be dropped off at any branch of the Ottawa Public Library or at any of the 5 branches of FOPLA Bookstore during opening hours. – hours differ from branch to branch. Click HERE to see all the hours.

Boxes should measure at MAX 15″ X 12″ X 10″ (LCBO box) boxes should be clearly marked as a donation.
Large donations of two or more require an appointment to be dropped off at FOPLA’s central distribution facility at 100 Tallwood Drive, OTT

*Drop-offs have been suspended until COVID-19 bans have been lifted.

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