National charities that want donations of items

It may take a while to cover most of the cities in Canada, so I have created a page with National charities that have a reach to many cities across Canada. If you don’t see your city listed in my drop down list, next to the province name,  just use the charity’s own drop down menu on the charity’s own website to find your city or one nearby.


Canadian Diabetes Association 

You can call us toll-free from anywhere: 1-800-505-5525

Donations of sports equipment, clothing, toys, kitchen utensils, printer cartridges and cell phones. Note that items will be sold to Value Village to raise funds for the Canadian Diabetes Association.


Car Heaven (Donate cars etc. Canada wide – except a few places in Alberta are not covered.)

Contact for more information – 1-877-755-6272 or

Note: All of the vehicles donated through Car Heaven are strictly recycled and never go back on the road. Minimum $100.00 tax receipt from the charity you choose from their list. Car Heaven will pick-up (but not from an alley or underground garage).


Food Banks Canada (Locator by Postal Code/City)

The Food Banks Canada network is made up of ten Members (Provincial Associations) and their approximately 450 affiliated food banks (Affiliate Members). Please call your local food bank before visiting.



Your donation of a guitar can help change the life of a veteran in need.

Do you have an extra guitar that hasn’t been played as much as it should? Please consider donating it to Guitars for Vets, where it will be recruited to play a lead role in the music rehabilitation programming for a veteran who needs it most.

Drop-off locations: Guitars can be dropped off at any Long and McQuade music store across the country. See here for more information:

Thank you.

Habitat for Humanity (Donations of used building material such as cabinetry, light fixtures and more.)

See if there is a ReStore location near you:


Phones for Food Program

How to participate — corporations and individuals: Anyone can participate by collecting old, unwanted handheld devices and dropping them off at any Rogers Wireless, Fido, or Sony Style store. Alternatively, you may use the postage paid envelope enclosed with a new wireless handset purchased at a Rogers Wireless or Fido outlet. Or, download and print the postage-paid mailing label which you can affix to your own envelope or box and drop it into any mailbox. Money that is generated from recycling the phone will be given to a food bank based upon which city the phone was mailed from or dropped off.

Our recycling service provider will wipe all devices upon receipt; however, we do request that donors remove their SIM card before donating, as an extra level of security.

Information:  1-877-535-0958 x237.


RECYCLE MY ELECTRONICS – Do you have electronics that have reached their end of life? (A not-for-profit organization)

Drop off locator:

British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, Newfoundland and Labrador

News article from The Star



The Salvation Army Thrift Stores





Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *