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 the top drop menu, next to your province’s name, check out these charities and search by postal code/city on their website.
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.
CANADIAN RED CROSS
Donations of used medical equipment, suitable to be loaned.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 THROUGHOUT CANADA (Locator by Postal Code/City)
Locate the food bank closest to you:
Food Banks Canada works with 550 food banks and more than 3000 food programs across Canada. Please call your local food bank before visiting.
GUITAR DONATIONS CANADA WIDE – GUITARS FOR VETS
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:
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY (Donations of used building material such as cabinetry, light fixtures and more.)
See if there is a ReStore location near you: https://www.habitat.ca/restore
RECYCLE MY ELECTRONICS – Do you have electronics that have reached their end of life? (A not-for-profit organization)
Drop off locator: www.recyclemyelectronics.ca
British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, Newfoundland and Labrador
THE SALVATION ARMY THRIFT STORES
SALVATION ARMY THRIFT STORE [NOTE: COVID-19 Response
If you are in need of assistance, please contact 1-800-SAL-ARMY. To learn more about how we are responding to the pandemic while continuing to care for those in need, please visit at www.thriftstore.ca/news
Many thrift store locations are reopening: Check by postal code if your location has reopened: http://www.thriftstore.ca/locations
For example, the 1616 Merivale Road location is open and accepting donations of clothing and small household items (but not furniture.) – updated July 2, 2020.
Donate gently used clothing and household goods to your local Salvation Army Thrift Store! See wish list link above for what they do and don’t accept.