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10 Ways to give to Charity without donating Money

Gina Hillis

Gina Hillis, Broker with Hillis Group Realty, is a well-established and highly experienced real estate professional with a strong reputation for custo...

Gina Hillis, Broker with Hillis Group Realty, is a well-established and highly experienced real estate professional with a strong reputation for custo...

Sep 14 7 minutes read

Clearing your Clutter for Charity

Are you thinking of selling your home?  The number one thing we recommend to our clients, is to "declutter".  We all have collections, whether stacks of books, our children's old sports equipment, kitchen odds and ends of dishes, glasses, cutlery, or furniture no longer needed. You may even have stock piles of clothing, shoes, purses, costume jewelry. There's an old adage--"your stuff is another's treasure". Consider donating to a charity!  

Decluttering is healthy! Not only will you improve your homes' salability ---you will feel amazing and free.  There are countless charities to choose from and the best part is these charities help us and in return, we help them.

We have posted a few ideas about who takes what--and where it goes: If you have a favourite charity, let us know!







Canadian Diabetes Association

1-800-505-5525 or visit diabetes.ca

Accept clothing, footwear, blankets, pillows, sleeping bags, toys, books, sports equipment, small household items, cellphones, computers.

Note: These items are sold to Value Village Stores and the proceeds support diabetes research, education and services.









Habitat for Humanity

416-755-7353 or visit habitatgta.ca

Accept Windows, doors, large working appliances, kitchen cabinets, sinks, toilets, bathroom vanities, lighting fixtures.











Pegasus

416-913-2544 

931 Kingston Rd in the Beach



Clothing, jewelry, accessories, books, housewares. Proceeds support Pegasus's programs for adults with developmental disabilities and autism.


*Drop off only. 











Furniture Bank

416-934-1229 Ext. 2 or visit furniturebank.org  or  [email protected]

Most types of furniture, small appliances, television screens 37 " or less, bed frames and unstained mattresses.

This organization's pick up and delivery service a a social-purpose enterprise that employs people with limited job opportunities and helps fund the group's services. 

*The pickup fee varies but usually starts at $70.00 and  receive a healthy tax receipt which is bonus. Items can also be dropped off (call ahead if more than 10 items) at Furniture Bank, 25 Connell Court Unit 1 in Etobicoke. For info and arranging pick up in the GTA or complete online form to have them call you. 









Oasis Clothing Bank

416-751-0553 or visit clothingbank.ca

Clothing, shoes, linens can be dropped off at Oasis boxes around the city. Bicycles, books, computers, exercise equipment, small appliances and furniture, sporting goods, stereos, toys, tools. Donated items are either given to participants in Oasis's addiction recovery program and sold to help fund recovery services.

*Call or drop off. 














416-915-5671 ext. 222 or visit  reddoorshelter.ca/moving-program

Table and chair sets, sideboards, dressers, desks, shelving units, coffee and end tables. Furniture is given to clients moving out of shelters or abused women. 

*There is a pick up fee of $25-$45 depending on location.















Free Geek

416-571-3737 or visit  freegeektoronto.org

Will take almost everything electronic with a very short list of items they cannot accept such as major household appliances, air conditioners, microwave ovens, smoke detectors, flash lights, electric typewriters, VHS and tube televisions.














Mississauga Symphony Orchestra 

647-866-7253 to arrange for pick up or drop off lower level of the  Sheridan Centre in the sorting section.

Tuesdays, 1 pm - 4 pm and Thursdays, 9 am to 12 pm From Oct 17th to Aug. 23rd year round in the sorting centre

Accept books, CDs, DVDs, records, sheet music, games and puzzles in good condition. They do not accept Readers Digest condensed books, VHS tapes, magazines, encyclopedias or text books. Ensure donations are submitted in boxes with reasonable weight.











New Circles

416-422-2591 or visit newcircles.ca for drop off locations
















Children's Book Bank

416-922-7323 or email [email protected]

Gently used children's books for newborns to age 12. Gives away about 300 book a day to young children in low-income neighbourhoods.















Jessie's (The June Callwood Centre for Young Women)

416-365-1888  or jessiescentre.org for dropping off donations

205 Parliament Street, Toronto

Car seats less than 4 years old, foldable strollers and highchairs, maternity clothes, gently used toys and clothing for children up to 10 years old.











 

A Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a warehouse that accepts donations of overstocked, used, discontinued items and salvageable building materials donated from manufacturers, other stores, local contractors and the public. Items that are donated include new and gently used furniture, building materials, appliances, cabinetry, sinks, countertops, household and décor items, lighting and much more. The ReStore then sells those donated items to the public at a reduced cost, typically 30-70% percent less than the original retail value.

3 LOCATIONS

Mississauga

4500 Dixie Road, L4W 1V7
Mon - Sat 9 am - 6 pm
(905) 828-0987

Milton

25 Brown Street, L9T 7Z8
Mon - Sat 9 am - 6 pm
(905) 693-0444

Burlington

1800 Appleby Line, L7L 6A1
Mon - Sat 9 am - 6 pm
(905) 637-4446






St Vincent De Paul Store & Warehouse , Toronto

Do you wish to donate clothing, furniture or various household goods?

Managed by the Toronto Central Council.

60 Newcastle Street (Royal York & Evans) .                           

Toronto, M8Y 1A3Telephone: 416 503-2472
Fax: 416-503-0714
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://svdptoronto.org/what-we-do/special-works/stores-division/ .                

Please contact the SSVP store nearest to you:









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