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Donate Used Clothes (Ottawa Area)

donate clothes ottawa



ACCEPTING clean 100% cotton material to give away for making masks. 

Complete WishList on Amazon

Item Donation Inquiries Contact: Christina Ranieri. Drop off at 29 Rochester St, Unit 2, must call first T. 613-291-5422 to book a drop off time.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OTTAWA [NOTE: Temporarily suspended bin and pick-ups until further notice, due to COVID-19. Check their website for updates.]

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.) https://www.donatetobbbso.ca

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

Website & find a donation bin near you: http://www.bbbso.ca/donate/clothing


NOTE: Clothing Collection Update:

As of December 26, 2020, we are unable to offer Household pick up due to various Covid-19 restrictions across Canada. 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

For a full list of what can be donated, refer to our what you can donate guide.

To find up to date reopening information and locations: https://declutter.diabetes.ca/?utm_campaign=DiabetesCanada2019&utm_medium=redirect&utm_source=dcsite&utm_content=shorturl

Contact info: Where to donate clothes or arrange for pickup (once Covid situation changes) – call the 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.)


NOTE: UPDATED Nov 2, 2020: 

“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, Nov 2, 2020

Please do not leave any clothing donations outside of our boutique. We will update our website and social media channels with information regarding future opportunities for clothing drop-offs as the situation with COVID-19 progresses.”

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.)

[NOTE: Unknown if program has been suspended during COVID-19.] They are looking for donations of formal prom appropriate dresses, shoes and accessories.

Website: http://www.fairygodmotherottawa.com

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

NELSON HOUSE OF OTTAWA-CARLETON (shelter for abused women & children)
See WishList (specific items only due to space): http://nelsonhouse.on.ca/donations/

Please drop off at the following locations (When you drop off your donations please 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.

You are invited to drop off any used clothing or household items at Value Village:  1651 Merivale Rd, Nepean, ON K2G 3K2. CHECK IF OPEN FIRST: https://stores.savers.com/search?q=Nepean%2C+Ottawa%2C+ON%2C+Canada&site=valuevillage&rad=100

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.


Unfortunately, we are not accepting any gift-in-kind donations, including food & clothing, due to COVID-19 to protect the health and safety of our guests, staff, volunteers and donors. All pick-up services have also been temporarily suspended.

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


Once the COVID-19 situation is over ….

Normal WishList:


If you would like to donate items that are needed every day, (once they can accept items again) here is a list of the top items in demand at The Ottawa Mission:

  • New or gently used bath towels
  • New men’s socks
  • Men’s antiperspirant
  • Men’s disposal razors
  • Knapsacks
  • New or gently used men’s shoes or work boots (sizes 8–15)
  • New or gently used men’s jeans
  • If you would like to donate turkeys to our Thanksgiving Dinner, please contact mission@ottawamission.com

Please drop off your donations [once they are accepting items again] at the shelter – front desk is always open at 35 Waller Street. Short term street parking is also available on the south side of the Mission on Daly Avenue.

If you would like arrange for a donation pick-up, please call 613-234-1144, ext. 248.

Email: donations@ottawamission.com


For the most up-to-date Covid info please go to their website: https://saintvincentdepaul.ca


  • Merivale Road
  • Wellington St. West 

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

NOTE: “We urge you not to drop off donations in our outside bins on Dec. 25, 26, and Jan. 1, 2021, as well as on any Sunday. Your donations are precious gifts that are worth protecting.” – SVP Facebook

Store Locator/Contact information/Hours : https://saintvincentdepaul.ca/our-locations


NOTE: COVID-19 UPDATE https://thriftstore.ca/news/covid-19/

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

WishList: http://www.thriftstore.ca/index.php/about/ways-to-give

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

Donations of gently used clothing and household goods can normally be donated to your local Salvation Army Thrift Store. However, with the closures as of Dec 26th again, please see their update for specifics.

SHEPHERDS OF GOOD HOPE [NOTE: Please note, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we are not accepting any drop-off donations for the time being. This includes prepared food, perishable and non-perishable food stuffs, bulk food items, linens, and towels. We would greatly appreciate any monetary donations at this time to help us purchase much needed items. If you would like to donate, please make visit our Ways to Give page online or you can email us at donate@sghottawa.com. We will notify the public when we can start accepting in kind donations again. Please watch [the SGH website] this website and our social media channels: @sghottawa. Thank you. We are grateful for your support. – SGH . 

  • We are currently not accepting drop-offs of in-kind donations until further notice, however if you are a commercial donor we ask that you contact our Community and Volunteer Services team. donate@sghottawa.com

[After Covid-19 has ended] The following items are of the greatest need:

  • Men and Womens’ seasonal clothing including shoes
  • Linens, blankets and towels
  • Toiletries (new) such as shampoos, conditioners, soaps, feminine hygiene products, razors, deodorants, toothpastes and toothbrushes

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

Call Ash at (613) 789-8210 ext 240. Pickups of large quantities can be arranged or simply drop off your goods [once the temporary restrictions are lifted at SGH] at 233 Murray Street at Door #3 on the north side of the building everyday between 6:30 am and 9:00 pm.

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

SNOWSUIT FUND (Ottawa Area) Winter 2020 – Gently Used/New 

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

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

The Snowsuit Fund, 225 Donald St, Unit 134, Ottawa, ON K1K 1N1
Phone 613-746-5143

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 snowsuitfund.fundraising@gmail.com.

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

Other ways to help: https://snowsuitfund.com/get-involved

October 19, 2020

The Snowsuit Fund Kicking Off 20-21 Season

“This season, The Snowsuit Fund anticipates an increase in the number of families needing our support due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve been helping to keep Ottawa’s vulnerable children warm for almost 40 years, and we have no intention of stopping now, when our community needs us more than ever.  We are determined to ensure that every child can enjoy winter the way it’s meant to be enjoyed,” states Trina Fraser, newly appointed Chairperson, The Snowsuit Fund’s Volunteer Board of Directors.

The mandate is clear. The Snowsuit Fund (SSF) is communicating its message with objectives that will fulfill its mission despite challenging circumstances.

16,000+ snowsuits are needed this season

6,500+ families are relying on SSF for support

$50 is the cost of 1 snowsuit ” – Press release

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