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Donate Used Clothes (Ottawa Area)

donate clothes ottawa

WHERE TO DONATE CLOTHES   


BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OTTAWA 

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:

https://www.donatetobbbso.ca

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


CALDWELL FAMILY CENTRE [pickups currently on hold]

20-1100 Medford Street Ottawa ON  K1Z 8L5
613-728-1800
info@caldwellcentre.ca
ATTN: Maurice Courchesne

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


CANADIAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION 

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

SCHEDULE A DONATION PICK-UP

https://www.diabetes.ca/get-involved/ways-to-donate/donate-clothing—more

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

What you can donate:

https://declutter.diabetes.ca/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.


CLOTHING PICK-UP FOR CEREBRAL PALSY (CP4CP)

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
ottawapickup@cp4cp.ca


DRESS FOR SUCCESS – OTTAWA  

“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/


NELSON HOUSE OF OTTAWA-CARLETON

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


RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OTTAWA* [*new items]

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/ 


SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL 

Information Main Line – 613-722-7166

https://saintvincentdepaul.ca

Stores:

  • 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


SALVATION ARMY THRIFT STORE

Donations of gently used clothing and household goods

Donate Today

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

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


SHEPHERDS OF GOOD HOPE (Men’s Shelter)

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
donate@sghottawa.com

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.


34 Comments:

  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,
    Carla

  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
      CharityWishList.ca

  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
      CharityWishList.ca

  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.

      Sincerely,
      Michelle Beaupre
      CharityWishList.ca

  13. I have been wanting to gather slightly used winter coats from friends and family to get to homeless peoples in Ottawa. Any recommendation on who is taking them at this time?

  14. Juliana Figueiredo

    I’m looking for a charity association in Stittsville to donate men’s clothing. Can someone give me an indication, please? Thank you.

    • Hi Juliana, thank you for wanting to donate men’s clothing in Stittsville. I have spoken with a contact in Stittsville and she is going to get back to me this afternoon after making some local inquiries. I hope to get back to you as soon as I hear back. Thanks. Michelle Beaupre, CharityWishList.ca

  15. Hi, I have five large bags full of men’s clothing. Very good quality, clean, some almost new. Shirts, sweaters in large or XL size. Pants, lots of jeans, shorts in sizes 34, 36, 38 or 40 inches. I have lost weight recently so these clothes don’t fit me any more and would like to donate. I’m located in Kanata, I’d appreciate if this could be picked up from my home. I also have some books, mostly children , that can be picked up as well. Let me know. Thanks.

    • Hi SJ, I left a message at a charity and I am waiting to hear back from them. If they can do pickup I will email you with their contact info. If not I will send you other suggestions. Thank you for putting in the effort to get the clothes to someone that can use them. Sincerely, Michelle Beaupre, CharityWishList.ca

    • Hi SJ,
      So far I haven’t found a charity able to do a home pick-up in Kanata. However, I have left a message with CLOTHING PICK-UP FOR CEREBRAL PALSY (CP4CP) to see if they would do Kanata.

      As another option, The Salvation Army has a Thrift Store Donor Centre near you if you could get the clothes to them yourself … I understand you take Hazeldean Road to Robertson Road.

      BELLS CORNERS Salvation Army THRIFT STORE
      1826 Robertson Road Nepean, ON K2H 5Z6
      613-726-8891
      Store Hours
      Monday to Friday
      10:00 am – 8:00 pm
      Saturday
      10:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Sunday
      Closed

      Donor Welcome Centre Hours
      Monday to Friday
      10:00 am – 8:00 pm
      Saturday
      10:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Sunday
      10:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Hope this information helps. If CP can do Kanata pick-ups I will let you know.

      If you can bring directly to the
      BELLS CORNERS THRIFT STORE
      1826 Robertson Road Nepean, ON K2H 5Z6
      613-726-8891

      Store Hours
      Monday to Friday
      10:00 am – 8:00 pm
      Saturday
      10:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Sunday
      Closed

      Donor Welcome Centre Hours
      Monday to Friday
      10:00 am – 8:00 pm
      Saturday
      10:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Sunday
      10:00 am – 6:00 pm

      If CP does Kanata home pick-ups, I will contact you.
      Hope this helps,
      Michelle Beaupré

    • Hi Srini,
      I found a charity that picks-up from Kanata. You would need to call them so they can know your postal code and tell you when the next available pick-up date would be for your location. They may do a special run sooner since you have 5 bags, if they don’t have a normal run soon. I spoke with a lady by the name of Margaret at CLOTHING PICK-UP FOR CEREBRAL PALSY (CP4CP). Main line is Telephone 613-569-6948, but she also provided her direct line since we just spoke and she suggests you call her directly at 613-536-8928 so she can find out your postal code to see when the next pick-up is scheduled in your area.

      Here’s some general info:
      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
      ottawapickup@cp4cp.ca

      Hope this helps,
      Michelle Beaupré
      CharityWishList.ca
      And MBFM.ca

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