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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

CANADIAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION [NOTE: Temporarily suspended bin and pick-ups due to COVID-19. Now some locations are reopening. 

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

[Once Covid-19 situation is over] Contact information:

Where to donate clothes or arrange for pickup – 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.)

DRESS FOR SUCCESS – OTTAWA [NOTE: [As of checking July 2, 2020 still not open for donation of clothes.] “Clothing Donations – March to June, CANCELLED. 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.”

[Once COVID-19 is over] Professional job interview clothes … WE WELCOME CLOTHING DONATIONS IN ALL SIZES. [once re-opened for donations.] 

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

200 Catherine Street
Ottawa, Ontario  K2P 2K9

“East side drop off door for clothing donations please.”

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*)

The Salvation Army Thrift Store *, 1616 Merivale Road, Tel: 613-228-5282. – accepting donations – updated July 2, 2020.

[NOTE: UNKNOWN] Julian of Norwich Anglican Church (formerly St. Richards) 8 Withrow Ave., Ottawa Monday-Friday between 9 am and 2 pm


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, here is a list of the top items in demand right now 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 at any time to the shelter – our 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


[As of May 19, 2020 – Accepting drop offs at bins only.

  • Merivale Road store location is open*.
  • The store on Wellington St. West reopens July 6, 2020*.

*Donations are still only accepted at the outside bins – not in store, so precautions can be taken. – updated July 2, 2020]

Donate clothing, furniture (not large appliances), various household items. Drop off possible at 2 stores  & home pick-ups possible.

Lists of items accepted or not see: https://thrift-store.ca/donations/

Store Locator/Contact information/Hours : https://thrift-store.ca/ottawa-locations/ 


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 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.

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 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) Gently Used/New [NOTE: Suspended]

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.

Clothing Depot Drop Off Hours 2019/2020

Otherwise, please call (613) 746-8719 to book an appointment.

Donate clothing:

  • knitted articles
  • hats
  • mitts
  • gently used or new winter outerwear
  • boots of all sizes
  • Many of our clientele also have older children in need of winter clothing, or the parents themselves are in need of a warm coat.

Coming by after hours? Clothing donations can easily be made through secure drop-box located at Snowsuit Fund entrance.

Items may also be dropped off at participating sponsors Canadian Tire Stores and Browns Cleaners. Thanks!

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