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25 places to donate used clothing in Toronto

Places to donate used clothing in Toronto are charities and stores that will turn your pre-loved piece of clothing in to someone else’s treasured find. As long your old clothes are still in wearable condition, there’s no shortage of places to donate them so they don’t end up in the landfill.

Here are some places to donate used clothing in Toronto.

Oasis Clothing Bank

Offering help to those recovering from addiction, Oasis will take your gently used clothing—just drop them off at a bin near you.

New Circles

This charity is all about providing basic necessities like clothes to those living in poverty. You can donate to their clothing bank GLOW. They also provide clothes to Mount Sinai Hospital.

Jessie's Centre

This organization helps young mothers with kids and those expecting by providing them with resources. The centre is always on the lookout for baby clothes, clothes for young women, and maternity wear.

Canadian Diabetes

You can arrange to have all types of used clothing picked up directly from your home, or find a donation bin near you to make sure your clothes go to those in need.

Kidney Foundation of Canada

This foundation's Kidney Clothes program will take your pre-worn clothes and raises funds to help the foundation help Canadians living with kidney diseases.

Dress for Success

Normally you would be able to drop off your lightly worn clothes to this head office at 5150 Yonge Street, but for November 2022, Dress for Success donations are temporarily suspended, but you can expect donations to open up sometime later this year. Financial donations are still super helpful in the interim.

Dress Your Best

This organization outfits men for success, offering them assistance and personal styling for job interviews. Kickstart somebody’s new career by donating some clean and professional clothing. As of June 13, 2022, those looking to make menswear clothing donations may contact or call 416-422-2591.

Suits Me Fine

Help out clients of CAMH by donating to this community store at their Queen Street site. They offer a wide array of clothes for free; call them to see how best to donate.

Really Really Free Market

Though currently postponed according to their Facebook, the community around this market in Campbell Park was invited each first Saturday of the month to browse for an hour while grabbing anything of interest, really. Here's hoping there's an update from organizers soon on its triumphant return. 

Pegasus Community Project

This charity provides services to adults with developmental disabilities. You can drop off your clothes at their office on Kingston Road. Proceeds from the Pegasus Shoppe go back to the organization.

Yonge Street Mission

Drop off your high-quality worn clothes at YSM’s thrift store Double Take at 310 Gerrard East, which resells goods at really affordable prices. If you want to donate specific things they are in need of, consider checking out their Priority Needed Items to help out.

Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy

You can have your used clothes picked up straight from your house for free through the OFCP, or donate items like coats, shoes, and the like at a donation bin near you.

Scott Mission

Help out a family in need by getting your gently used clothing at one of two Scott Mission locations during their open hours. The organization prefers donations in clear plastic bags for easy sorting.

Covenant House

The Covenant House has a helpful clothing wishlist that will get at-risk youth the warm items they need the most, along with a hygiene wishlist to round out donation support. They also accept donations as gift cards in $5, $10, $20, and $25 denominations, and Pre-Paid Presto Cards.

Value Village

Drop off your clothes at any location of this for-profit organization, which will take your used clothes and resell them for cheap. Keep in mind they also pay other charitable organizations like the OFCP for items to stock their stores with as well.

Salvation Army

Drop off your old outfits at a Salvation Army bin or Donor Welcome Centre close to you.

Clothing donation bins

There are many different clothing donation bins around the city. Find the closest one to you here. Make sure to double-check via the organization's website before you head out. 

Consignment stores

If you've got a brand-name gem that you're trying to get some money back for, try one of Toronto's best consignment stores to make a little profit off your pre-loved stuff.

Long Branch Baptist Church

Make your donation mean something at Long Baptist Church, where every Friday morning, people can go to their clothing outlet who are in need of everyday items and other things. You can also donate clothes to their clothing outlet as the church is always looking to receive new clothes for those who need them

Common Sort

With three locations set up in Toronto, Common Sort allows you to sell your clothes in exchange for 25 per cent of the price back in cash, or 50 per cent back in store credit. Find the closest Common Sort near you, with locations in Riverside, Parkdale and the Annex.  

Horizons for Youth 

Want to make good use of your lightly used items, you no longer need? This organization has a wishlist set up on their website where you can donate the things their youth need most, from sweaters, sweatpants, bedding, body wash and much more. 

Fred Victor 

This homeless shelter accepts financial donations and clothing donations such as socks, coats, boots and other essentials. But before arriving, you'll need to set up a drop-off time via email at 

The New Mom Project

Want to lend a helping hand to mothers in need? The New Mom Project's aim is to help mothers in financial need and provide them with infant clothes, and a baby bundle that includes pj's, diapers, wipes and more for $150.

Sanctuary Toronto

Put some of your bulky items of clothing you no longer use at Sanctuary Toronto. Sanctuary accepts women's and men’s jackets, hoodies, jeans, cellphones, tents, and more. They do not accept dress clothes, kids’ clothing or housewares. Check their website for a full list of what's most needed.

FCJ Refugee Centre

If you've got more than just used clothing to give away, FCJ will be accepting household linens, kitchenware, and unopened toiletries in addition to your used clothing. They do not accept electronics, toys, books, or DVDs.

With files from Tanya Mok.

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