Food. Warmth. Household goods. The simplest things can make a big difference in the lives of the people who access our programs and services.
Due to our limited storage space and to adhere to COVID-19 protocols, we are asking the public to please ONLY donate our most needed items, and arrange with a member of our team to drop off your donation. We can arrange pick up during certain hours if needed.
Monetary donations are greatly appreciated and allow us to stretch your dollar further through bulk purchasing and vendor relationships. If you would like to donate, please make visit our Ways to Give page online or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to donate goods, please see the list below for the items we most need then please fill out our donation form so we can arrange pick-up and drop-off of your items.
You can stay up to date on our most-needed items via our social media channels @sghottawa. We are grateful for your support.
Please note that we accept donations of items for people of all genders.
If you are donating hygiene items, please click here for our Hygiene Supply Donation Guidelines to see what we do and don’t accept.
To make an in-kind donation of goods, please click here to fill out our donation form.
Year-Round, We Need:
- Medical gowns
- Instant ground coffee
- Peanut butter
- Snack items in individual portions (desserts, chips, granola bars, fruit snacks, etc.)
- Mugs (no glassware)
- Soup bowls (small)
- Dinner plates
- Canned meat (tuna, salmon, turkey etc.)
- Tomato products (sauce, paste, crushed tomatoes)
- Canned vegetables
- Creamed soup
- Canned beans
We appreciate all offers of donations. However, due to space limitations, we can only accept a small number of basic clothing items. If you are looking to donate clothing, please consider one of the other charities in our sector who are accepting clothing donations:
- The Salvation Army
- St. Vincent De Paul
- Clothing Pickup for Cerebral Palsy
- Diabetes Canada
We Cannot Accept
- Most furniture and appliances
- Open containers of food
- Expired food
- Food that is not prepared in a professional kitchen
- Used hygiene items
- Queen/king sized bedding
- Fabric/wood furniture
What If My Item Isn’t Listed?
A member of our team will be pleased to let you know if we can accept your items. Please click here and fill out your information and donated item information. A member of our Community and Volunteer Services Team will be in touch.
Where Can I Donate My Items?
Please connect with us by filling out our donation form. A member of our Community and Volunteer Services team will connect with you to arrange pick-up or drop off. If our team asks you to drop off the items, please go to:
233 Murray Street
Door #3 (north side of the building)
Every day between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
If the door is locked, please ring the doorbell.
Can You Collect My Items?
If you live in the Ottawa area and are elderly, disabled or without transportation, or if your donation of items is too large to transport safely in your vehicle, we would be pleased to collect it.
We can only collect donations within a 30 minute driving radius of our downtown location at 233 Murrary Street. Please allow two business days for us to respond when requesting a pickup.
To arrange pickup of your items, please click here and fill out your information and donated item information. A member of our Community and Volunteer Services Team will be in touch.
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