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Donate Used Clothes (Ottawa Area)

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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.


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.) 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


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

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

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.)


“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

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.)

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/


Shelter for abused women & children.
WishList (specific items only due to space): http://nelsonhouse.on.ca/donations/

Item Donations:

NEW: At Nelson House: only accepts donations of new/unused clothing and undergarments, boots, shoes and toys 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


“Unfortunately, we are not accepting any gift-in-kind donations of 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.” [note: food might be accepted depending on need at the time, please call to ask.]

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

To make a monetary donation to help the Ottawa Mission get through this difficult period, go to THEIR WEBSITE for more info about how to donate money. Thx.

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:

  • Men’s Hygiene Items in Demand

    New Only:
    Underwear (sizes SM – XXL)
    Disposable razors, shaving cream & deodorant

  • Men’s Items in Demand

    New or Gently Used:
    Bath towels
    Steel toed work boots, sizes 9 to 12
    Fall coats
    Jeans, sizes M-XL

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 (once accepting items again), please call 613-234-1144, ext. 248.

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/ 


For the most up-to-date Covid info please go to their website:



  • 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 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


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 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.


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


Currently in need of (as of July 27, 2021):

Clothes/Linens (arranged for pick up only, unless commercially sourced)

  • Our beds are twins, so that size is ideal, but larger can work (sheets, blankets, pillowcases)
  • All towels and washcloths 
  • Brand new pillows
  • Brand new underwear

PPE or Related (arranged for pick up or drop off)

  • Cloth/home-made masks
  • 3ply surgical masks (preferably level 3)
  • Hand sanitizer 70% alcohol content or higher (as with all donations, this one will have to be received by staff or under staff supervision)
  • Disposable/nitrile gloves

Hygiene Related

  • Razors (Very high need right now)
  • Deodorant (very high need right now)
  • Sunscreen
  • Shampoo
  • Body wash
  • Toothbrushes

Food (arranged for pick up or drop off)

  • Commercially prepared meals
  • Commercially prepared deserts
  • Commercially sourced produce both prepared and not
  • Commercial condiments & ingredients
  • Commercially sourced beverages (juice, milk, etc)

These items can change based on the season (i.e. sunscreen is needed now due to summer weather – once we start getting into the fall/winter we will need warmer clothing again).

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: 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




“We are sharing donations between the three City of Ottawa Winter Respite Centers as well as community partners who conduct outreach to those who are most in need.

Below is a list of items that we are still accepting in Brand New OR Gently Used (and laundered) condition.  We will accept winter coats and store them for next year if they are not dress coats and are practical for our clientele. Please refrain from donating items that are not on this list unless you have spoken to someone on site for approval. 

We are still accepting:

  • Men’s and Women’s Gently Used Running or Walking Shoes and Sandals (No dress shoes/high heels) highly needed
  • Men’s and Women’s Spring Jackets
  • New Men’s underwear highly needed
  • New Socks highly needed
  • Belts
  • Baseball Caps      
  • Men’s comfortable clothing Size Small to 2XL (Gently Used)

o    Track Pants/Jogging Pants
o    Jeans/Slacks
o     Hoodies/Sweaters
o    Sports Shorts
o    T Shirts – *Popular item

**Please – NO items like dresses, dress shirts, dress pants etc.

·       Items to keep warm and dry in the evening’s hot pockets, sleeping bags, umbrella’s, small tarps, plastic grocery bags, BACK PACKS, Duffle Bags, ponchos.

·         Our clients also enjoy fresh fruit and juice, granola and protein bars and sweet treets ?

The Centre is open 5 day a week Monday to Friday, between 9:30am to 4:00pm. You are welcome to drop off donations anytime between those hours. Please check in with our front door security team and they will assist you with the exchange/drop off.

We are located at the Tom Brown Arena – 141 Bayview Station Rd. (Off Scott St)

Again, thank you for your kindness and generosity.”
Marie-Anne Fecteau-Giaccone
Tom Brown Respite Centre
141 Bayview Station Road
City of Ottawa


  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

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