Food. Warmth. Household goods. The simplest things can make a big difference in the lives of the people who access our programs and services.
Please note that we accept donations of items for people of all genders.
To make an in-kind donation of goods, please click here
Year-Round, We Need:
- Peanut butter
- Spices (cumin, coriander, thyme, rosemary, oregano, turmeric, paprika, meat rubs etc.)
- Mugs (no glassware)
- Soup bowls (small)
- Dinner plates
- Side plates
- Single/double sized bedding (sheets, pillowcases)
- Food vouchers
- Gift cards, (coffee, fast food, grocery stores, Shoppers Drug Mart, Giant Tiger, etc.)
- Taxi vouchers
- Small appliances
- Small flat-screen TVs
We appreciate all offers of donations. However, due to space limitations, we are currently over capacity in clothing donations. 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
- Canadian Diabetes
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 Bring My Items?
We accept donations of items at our main administrative offices, at:
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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