Where to Donate
What can you do with the stuff you don’t need anymore? Do some good!
Your unwanted items can help others get a step up, restore dignity, and make true difference in someone’s lives. Here are our favourite places to find a new home for your gently used things:
Oasis Clothing Bank will accept clothing, shoes, and linens at Oasis boxes around the city. Donated items are either given to participants in Oasis’s addiction recovery program or sold to help fund recovery services.
clothingbank.ca – 416-751-0553
Visit their site to find drop-off boxes!
Children’s Book Bank accepts gently used children’s books for newborns to age 12 and gives away about 300 books a day to youngsters in low-income neighbourhoods.
Childensbookbank.com – 416-922-7323
Drop-off: 350 Berkeley Street
Baby & Kid’s Gear
Jessie’s, the June Callwood Center for Young Women, will take car seats less than five years old, foldable strollers, high chairs, maternity clothes, gently used toys, and clothing for kids up to age 10.
jessiescentre.org – 416-365-1888
Call before drop off: 205 Parliament Street
Free Geek will take almost everything electronic for reuse, refurbishing, or recycling. This includes: computers, phones, cords, cables, copiers, speakers, lcd/plasma tv’s, dvd players – you name it, they’ll take it.
www.freegeektoronto.org – 416-572-3738
Drop off: 180 Sudbury Street – call them and they’ll meet you at your car to help you!
Diabetes Canada is looking for clothing, footwear, blankets, pillows, sleeping bags, toys, books, sports equipment, small household items, cellphones, and computers. The donated articles are sold to Value Village, and the proceeds support diabetes research, education, and services.
diabetes.ca/declutter – 1-800-505-5525
Call for free home pick up!
Appliances & Fixtures
Habitat for Humanity will take Windows, doors, large working appliances, household fixtures and finishes such as cabinetry, lighting, sinks, toilets, windows and doors. They will provide a tax receipt for donations over $150 and will pick up for free for larger, multi-item donations.
Habitat for Humanity
ReStore Studio District:
3 Carlaw Ave.
Toronto, ON. M4M 2R6
ReStore East York
155 Bermondsey Rd.
Toronto, ON. M4A 1X9
For the items that can’t be donated, 1-800 Got Junk is the most reliable game in town. They are full service, provide up-front pricing and practice responsible disposal.
1800gotjunk.com – 1-800-468-5865
Furniture Bank will take most types of furniture, small appliances, televisions with screens 37 inches or less, bed frames, and unstained mattresses. While items must be in decent condition, Furniture Bank does steam clean them. The organization’s pickup and delivery service is a social-purpose enterprise that employs people with limited job opportunities and helps fund the group’s services. The pickup fee varies, usually starting at about $70.
furniturebank.org – 416-934-1229
Drop off (call ahead if more than 10 items) at 25 Connell Court Unit #1 in Etobicoke, Monday to Friday 9am-12pm
or call 416-934-1229 EX. 2 to arrange pick up for a small fee.