Wondering where to donate your well-loved clothes in Toronto?
It’s easy to just drop off clothing at your nearest Value Village or Talize, but these are for-profit thrift stores that are marking up prices of items they’re getting for free.
If possible, it’s much better to donate to non-profits where people in need are able to get well-loved clothing for free.
Take note that you should only donate clothes in good condition that you wouldn’t mind giving to a friend.
If it’s in bad condition (ripped or stained), it’s best to upcycle it or toss it!
Without further ado, here’s where to donate your used clothing in Toronto.
Where to donate clothes in Toronto
New Circles is an amazing Toronto-based nonprofit that helps to provide basic necessities to people living in poverty.
Their clothing bank, GLOW (gently loved outfits to wear), is actually the largest clothing bank in Toronto!
I love that they offer a retail shopping experience to preserve their clients’ dignity.
Not only do they provide clothing, but they also provide employment skills training and settlement support to low-income individuals across Toronto.
You can drop off your gently-used clothing at their location by Victoria Park & Eglinton East anytime from Monday to Friday from 9 to 5 PM.
They accept clothing, footwear, and accessories for everyone of all ages, genders, and sizes!
LOCATION: 161 Bartley Dr, Toronto, ON
Jessie’s Centre is a safe space for pregnant or young moms that are aged 19 or under.
They offer a lot of wonderful services, including counselling, health services, and housing support.
You can donate new or gently-used clothing for women and babies, including maternity clothing.
They also accept useful household items and baby equipment!
LOCATION: 205 Parliament St, Toronto, ON
The OFCP is a nonprofit that supports people with cerebral palsy, and their programs and services are almost entirely funded by their collection and resale of used clothing and other goods.
So, instead of donating directly to Value Village, why not donate to the OFCP, so they can do good with the clothing they resell?
They accept clothing, shoes, and coats in good condition, as well as bedding, linens, toys, and books.
You can drop off at their Toronto collection office on Lawrence West, or you can request pickup from your home.
LOCATION: 104-1630 Lawrence Ave. West, Toronto, ON
The Oasis Addiction Recovery Society is a nonprofit that provides post-treatment, employment-focused programs for people in recovery from drugs and alcohol.
Their funds are largely supported by the Oasis Clothing Bank, and you can drop off gently-used clothing, shoes, and linens at one of their donation bins.
They have almost 100 donation bins across Toronto, and you can find your nearest one on their website.
LOCATION: 60 Carnforth Rd, Toronto, ON
Dress for Success is an amazing nonprofit that empowers women to achieve economic independence.
They’ve assisted over 15,000 women in the GTA since 2009, and they’re a local affiliate to the NYC-based nonprofit operating in over 150 cities across 30 countries.
They help dress and suit women at their boutique in North York, and they offer employment support and programs.
They typically accept gently-used professional attire for women, but since their stock is full at the moment, they’re only accepting gently-used womenswear for size 14+, as well as purses and handbags.
LOCATION: 5150 Yonge Street, Concourse Level, North York, ON
Toronto’s Totally FREE Stuff is a Facebook group that made my life a lot easier when decluttering for my move.
It’s basically a group where you can post items for free in Toronto, and people either pick up from or meet up with you.
All you have to do is post the item(s) along with your major intersection or where you’re willing to meet up at!
You can pretty much post anything and everything, though some things are more in demand than others (clothes vs. books).
I gifted a lot of my old clothing, shoes, and accessories in the group, and it’s nice knowing someone else can enjoy them!
Where to donate clothes in Toronto:
- New Circles
- Jessie’s Centre
- Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy
- Oasis Clothing Bank
- Dress for Success
- Toronto’s Totally FREE Stuff
These were some places to donate your gently-used clothes in Toronto, other than Value Village!
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