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Donate Used Clothes (Ottawa Area)

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Donations bins are now OPEN! Also, scheduled pickups are available. 

We would appreciate:

  • Gently used clothing, shoes, accessories (will be sold by the pound to generate income to fund Big Brothers Big Sisters programs. Watch for Big Purple bins.)

Wishlist and info:


Telephone: 613- 247-4776  x 325   Email: info@bbbso.ca


20-1100 Medford Street Ottawa ON  K1Z 8L5
ATTN: Maurice Courchesne

WishList: https://www.caldwellfamilycentre.ca/wish-list/


Clothing Collection Update:

Our donation bins remain open, we ask that you do not leave items outside the bins as they will end up in landfill due to the affects of inclement weather. Support diabetes research and help divert from landfill by donating:

  • Clothing & Textiles
  • Small household items
  • Home décor, shoes and more

Where to donate clothes or arrange for pickup – call the Diabetes Clothesline® at 1-800-505-5525



Find a donation bin: https://declutter.diabetes.ca/donation-bin

What you can donate:


(Note: donated articles are sold to Value Village stores across Canada, which raises money for diabetes research, education, service and advocacy.)

What we’ll come pick up

For household pick up, all items must be packed in sealed bags or boxes, weighing less than 40 lbs., and placed on the doorstep to ensure a safe, contactless, pick up for our donors and staff.

Loose items will not be collected.


Call for free pick-up, or find a donation bin near you.

WishList: https://cp4cp.ca/#map

Clothing Pick up for Cerebral Palsy (CP4CP)
2405 St. Laurent Blvd. Unit G
Ottawa, ON, K1G 5B4

Phone: 613-536-8928
Toll Free: 1-877-888-4315


“Thank you for wanting to support our efforts by giving workwear to our boutique! Dress for Success Ottawa is now accepting workwear by appointment only. Two Mondays every month, our volunteers are ready and waiting to accept your generous donations of interview ready wear by-appointment! Select the best day and time that works for your schedule and we’ll be ready and waiting for you.” – Dress for Success website

Professional job interview clothes … WE WELCOME CLOTHING DONATIONS IN ALL SIZES. 

WishList/More info: https://ottawa.dressforsuccess.org/get-involved/donate/

200 Catherine Street, Ottawa, Ontario  K2P 2K9

FAIRY GODMOTHER OF OTTAWA INC.  (NOTE: not a registered charity)

Donations of formal prom appropriate dresses, shoes and accessories. (Drive completed for the 2022 season.)

Website: http://www.fairygodmotherottawa.com

Drop off locations – all Browns Cleaners locations: https://brownscleaners.ca/location/


Shelter for abused women & children.
WishList (specific items only due to space): https://www.nelsonhouse.on.ca/items-donation

Item Donations:

NEW*: At Nelson House: accepts donations of *new/unused winter coats directly at Nelson House.

USED: For donations of used items, please drop off at the following locations (When you drop off your donations please ensure you mention you were referred by Nelson House*)

Clothing & Household Items:
Unfortunately we are not able to accept clothing or household donations directly at the shelter, so you are invited to drop off any used clothing or household items at Value Village:  1651 Merivale Rd, Nepean, ON K2G 3K2. CHECK if Value Village is open.

They provide much needed items to our residents for free during their stay with us. This is a valuable resource for our residents and we appreciate your support.

Main Line: 613-225-0630

OTTAWA MISSION* [call first – *only new items for now]

For gift-in-kind donations from a BUSINESS or for more information, please call 613-234-1155.

WishList https://ottawamission.com/take-action/

If you would like arrange for a donation pick-up [currently accepting new items only] Email: donations@ottawamission.com


WishList: http://www.rmhottawa.com/ways-to-give/wish-list/

NEW ADULT SOCKS.  Click link above to view our full wish list.

Contact information/drop off location/map : http://www.rmhottawa.com/contact/ 




  • Merivale Road – 1620 Merivale Rd, Nepean, ON K2G 3K3
  • Wellington St. West – 1273 Wellington Street W., Ottawa, ON K1Y 3A6

Donate clothing, furniture (not large appliances), various household items.

NOTE: “We urge you not to drop off donations in our outside bins on on any Sunday (the bins don’t get emptied on Sundays). Your donations are precious gifts that are worth protecting.” – SVP Facebook

Drop-off bin & store locations: https://saintvincentdepaul.ca/our-locations

donate toys, kids toys, toddler toys, baby toys Ottawa



To see complete WishList: http://abilityfirstottawa.org

  • Puzzles that make sounds or large piece puzzles
  • Board games (for children)

Item Donation Inquiries Contact: Christina Ranieri  T.: 613-291-5422

Drop off (call first) at Collab Space (no pickups), 70 Bongard Avenue, Ottawa, ON

NOTE: Drop off at reception with item labelled for Ability First Ottawa – please call in advance to make sure someone is there to receive it: Collab space 613-319-2025. Thanks.

 ‘HELP SANTA TOY PARADE’ 2022 by Ottawa Fire Fighters’ Association  (Annual Event)

Event website: http://toyparade.ca

Email:   toyparade@ottawafirefighters.org   Telephone: (613) 857-3897

Mailing Address: 2378 Holly Lane, Suite 201  Ottawa, ON   K1V 7P1


Website: http://www.helpingwithfurniture.com

How to donate furniture or other types of support: https://hwfottawa.org/donations-dons

5350 Canotek Rd, Ottawa, ON

Tel. 613-612-6228

ST. BRIGID’S SUMMER CAMP [not running for summer 2022]

Is in need of new or lightly used items. Please contact St. Brigid’s if you would like to donate.

  • Games (Chess, cards, checkers…)
  • Musical instruments (guitars…)
  • Arts & Crafts (paints, brushes, markers, crayons, jewlery making & beads, any type of decorative crafts (feathers, foamies), scissors…)

You can leave a voice mail or e-mail message at anytime. We are available in person Monday-Thursday 5pm-8pm. All messages will be returned within 24 hours.

St. Brigid’s Summer Camp
Tel: (613) 742-8160
E-mail: info@stbcamp.ca
Fax: (613) 435-4653
Charity Number: 131 77 2451 RR0001

Website: http://www.stbcamp.ca


-Coloring Books, Crayons, Lego, Puzzles

See their website for other types of welcome donations. https://stjoeswomenscentre.org/donations/

Donations can be dropped off to the Centre, Monday to Friday from 9 am – 3 pm

Address: 151 Laurier Ave. East, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N8



Accepts used and new toys in good clean condition.
Drop off possible at their Ottawa thrift stores & home pick-ups for large items might be possible.



  • Merivale Road – 1620 Merivale Rd, Nepean, ON K2G 3K3
  • Wellington St. West – 1273 Wellington Street W., Ottawa, ON K1Y 3A6

NOTE: “We urge you not to drop off donations in our outside bins on any Sunday (the bins don’t get emptied on Sundays). Your donations are precious gifts that are worth protecting.” – SVP Facebook

Drop-off bin & store locations: https://saintvincentdepaul.ca/our-locations

Information Main Line – 613-722-7166

TOY MOUNTAIN  2020 – Donations of “NEW” Toys (Ottawa)

For complete details: http://www.toymountain.ca 

Media coverage & info for 2020 appeal:



Donations of gently used clothing and household goods

Many thrift store locations: http://www.thriftstore.ca/locations

If you are in need of assistance, please contact 1-800-SAL-ARMY. 


For pick-up and drop-off details and list of wanted items etc:

WishList: https://www.sghottawa.com/donate-items/

Note: If you are a commercial donor please contact the Community and Volunteer Services team. donate@sghottawa.com

Shepherds of Good Hope
233 rue Murray Street
Ottawa ON
K1N 5M9

Tel: 613-789-8210

MAP/Contact Info: https://www.sghottawa.com/contact-us/

SNOWSUIT FUND (Ottawa Area)  – Gently Used/New 

WishList/drop-off locations: https://snowsuitfund.com/get-involved/snowsuit-donations/

See their website for locations accepting used snowsuits on their behalf.

Contact: http://snowsuitfund.com/contact-us/

The Snowsuit Fund, 225 Donald St, Unit 134, Ottawa, ON K1K 1N1
Phone 613-746-8719

Please email all inquiries to Joanne Andrews, General Manager e-mail:
joanne.andrews@snowsuitfund.com  attention: Joanne.

For Fundraising inquiries, please send a note to communications@snowsuitfund.com.


  1. I am located in downtown Ottawa and am looking to donate 4 bags of used (clean) clothing that I’ve had bagged since March 2021. I’m without a car so they will need to be picked up. Please let me know if there are any options for pick up.

    • Hi, thank you for wanting to donate the clothes. Could you tell me please if they are adult or children’ clothing and for male or female? It will help me with recommending an organization. Thanks, Michelle 613-859-3742

  2. Hello. I have 2 large rubbermaid containers of women’s gently used clothing L and XL. Also shoes and purses…LOTS!
    Most of the clothing is brand new and all is spring/summer.
    I would like to donate as quickly as possible since more clothing is coming to us.
    Please advise.
    Thank you.

  3. Are there any organizations in the Ottawa area that would accept used/clean underwear?

  4. Hello:
    I have 5 large bags of assorted women’s clothing in excellent condition
    and would love to donate these items.
    Do you know where in Ottawa anyone would be interested?
    Many thanks,

  5. Hello – is there a version of “dress for success” for men? We have high quality men’s dress / office clothes.

    • Hi, Tricia, yes, the charity Saint Vincent de Paul has a program where they help by providing vouchers to shop in their stores so people can shop for business attire and it does not cost the person anything. (Many programs that help get people back into the workforce will send their participants there for example, said the lady I spoke to today at the charity and she suggests dropping the clothes off in person when the stores are open so someone takes them right from you instead of them risking being damaged in a bin. There are two locations Merivale Road and Wellington Street. Open 10 am – 5pm both are open Mon thru Saturdays except closed Sundays. Store locations: 1273 Wellington St West, Ottawa; and 1620 Merivale Rd, Nepean. Their phone number is 613-722-7166. They are listed on my website. Please confirm you received this reply. Thanks. Hope this is helpful. – Michelle Beaupre.P.S. And thank you for taking the time to find a new home for the clothes where they will be put to great use!

  6. Hello I am wondering if there is any way to donate clothing to refugees in Ottawa. Women’s clothing and supplies

  7. Hi there. Do you know if Tom Brown is still looking for the above donations/if there might be anything they are more in need of/anything not listed?

    Thanks so much!

    • Hi Lee, I requested an update from Tom Brown Respite Centre this morning by email. In the meantime, you are welcome to call them directly at T. 613-809-1731. Thank you for wanting to help. Sincerely,
      Michelle Beaupre

  8. I have a few bags of plus sized clothes to donate. One issue is that I have had clothing moths. They seem dormant now.. can you suggest someone to pick up clothes that will then be washed for sure?

    • Hi W Jean, I have contacted Caldwell Family Centre regarding your offer of the clothing. They are checking with their clientele and will contact you directly by email. Thank you for effort to find a new home for the clothing. – Michelle Beaupre, CharityWishList.ca

  9. I have mens jeans, sweaters, shirts, polar fleece pants, scarfs.
    Good quality and clean. I would prefer they are put into the hands of folks that could use them. I have checked with the Mission and Shepherds of good Hope. I’m in the east end and can drop items off.

  10. Hi,

    I have a few bags of clothing that would be great for teen girls or young women. I’m located in lower town but I don’t have a car to transport them. Are there any organizations that would come get them?

    • Hi Nicole, I have a call in to Big Brothers, Big Sisters to see if they are still picking up. I will get back to you as soon as I hear back from them. Then you would make the arrangements directly with them. Thanks for wanting to donate the clothes. – Michelle Beaupre, CharityWishList.ca

  11. Hi,
    I don’t have too much, but I do have a heavy winter coat that I no longer need. I didn’t want to throw it away. There are a few other items too. Where would it help?

    • Hi Will, there are a lot of great charities that would welcome your items including coat. For example, Caldwell Family Center. They are listed on the page you left your comment on. It would really depend on which charity is closest to you to bring the items to. If you would like me to figure out which is closest to you, you are welcome to let me know which part of Ottawa you are located in; or refer to the list on https://charitywishlist.ca/select-province/ontario/ottawa/clothes-ottawa-area/

      I will also email you my response.

      Hope this is helpful,
      Michelle Beaupre

  12. Hi I have an assortment of women’s clothing items that I would like to donate. Everything is in good condition and I do have a lot. I am moving back home (to Europe) so would like to donate somewhere as I am not taking everything back with me.
    I would need somewhere that would possibly do a pickup as I do not have a car. I am located in Sandyhill.
    Thank you for your suggestions!

    • Hi Jane, there are charities listed on my website that do pickups. I would suggest first calling the Caldwell Family Centre – since you have a lot they might do a pick-up. Charities that I know for sure do pick-up are Canadian Diabetes Association, as well as “Clothing Pick-up for Cerebral Palsy. Contact information and website links for all three are on my website where you were: https://charitywishlist.ca/select-province/ontario/ottawa/clothes-ottawa-area/ (As well, since you say a large quantity, you might want to reach out to Salvation Army or Saint Vincent de Paul to see if they could pick-up. They are also listed at the same link.)

      Please contact the charity of your choice directly. CharityWishList.ca is like a free directory. I don’t collect nor accept any items myself.

      Thank you for wanting to find a new home for your items. Best of luck with your travels.

      Michelle Beaupre

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