Getting rid of old clothes?

Your Hand-Me-Downs Lift Us Up!

OUR 2019 DONATION GOAL

HELP US RAISE 300,000 LBS OF CLOTHING!

*For every 1,000 lbs of clothing donations we receive, the bin gets a little fuller!

Keep Your Clothing Out of Landfills!

In North America alone, over 26 billion pounds of textiles end up in landfills every year. When asked why they don’t donate used goods, 1 in 3 people say they don’t bother because it’s easier to just throw used items away. But what if all that tossed clothing could turn into donations that don’t just protect the environment, but serve the community, too?

Your Used Clothing is Our Hero

Thanks to our community partnerships, each pound of clothing donated to one of our purple bins generates income for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa. Funds raised through our Clothes for Kids’ Sake campaign directly support our programs. That means money for your old clothes go directly into mentoring programs in Ottawa!

Mentoring Makes a Difference

A Social Return on Investment study determined that for every $1 invested in mentoring programs, $18 is returned to society. But the benefits of mentoring go beyond the monetary return—Big Brothers Big Sisters programs also improve the mental health, employment opportunities, and civic engagement of at-risk children over the long term.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

How Does Mentoring Help?

Watch our video to learn about how our mentoring programs benefit the community. You can also check out the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada YouTube page to learn more about how we’re helping at-risk children across the country every day!

FIND ONE OF OUR PURPLE BINS IN OTTAWA!

All Saints High School

+1 613-271-4254
All Saints High School
5115 Kanata Ave, Kanata, ON K2K 3K5, Canada
+1 613-271-4254
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Minto Recreation Complex, Barrhaven

+1 613-727-2683
Minto Recreation Complex, Barrhaven
3500 Cambrian Rd, Nepean, ON K2J 0E9, Canada
+1 613-727-2683
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Strandherd Crossing

Strandherd Crossing
3091 Strandherd Dr, Nepean, ON K2G 4R1, Canada
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Food Basics Stittsville

+1 613-831-3394
Food Basics Stittsville
5703 Hazeldean Rd, Stittsville, ON K2S 0P6, Canada
+1 613-831-3394
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St. Peter’s High School

+1 613-837-9377
St. Peter’s High School
750 Charlemagne Blvd, Orléans, ON K4A 2V1, Canada
+1 613-837-9377
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa
1645 Woodroffe Ave #12, Nepean, ON K2G 0C4, Canada
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Stittsville Legion Branch 618

+1 613-836-1632
Stittsville Legion Branch 618
1481 Stittsville Main St, Stittsville, ON K2S 1E3, Canada
+1 613-836-1632
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St. Benedict Elementary School

St. Benedict Elementary School
2525 River Mist Rd, Ottawa, ON K2C 3H2, Canada
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Bairn Croft

Bairn Croft
1395 Youville Dr, Orléans, ON K1C 4R1, Canada
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St. Joseph High School

St. Joseph High School
3333 Greenbank Rd, Nepean, ON K2J, Canada
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St. Francis Xavier High School

St. Francis Xavier High School
3740 Spratt Rd, Gloucester, ON K1V 2M1, Canada
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St. Mark High School

St. Mark High School
1040 Dozois Rd, Manotick, ON K4M 0E2, Canada
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St. Cecilia Elementary

St. Cecilia Elementary
3490 Cambrian Rd, Nepean, ON K2J 0V1, Canada
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Our Lady of Fatima School

Our Lady of Fatima School
2135 Knightsbridge Rd, Ottawa, ON K2A 0R3, Canada
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Notre Dame High School

Notre Dame High School
710 Broadview Ave, Ottawa, ON K2A 2M3, Canada
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Georges Vanier Catholic School

Georges Vanier Catholic School
40 Varley Dr, Kanata, ON K2K 1G5, Canada
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St. Daniel School

St. Daniel School
1313 Field St, Ottawa, ON K2C 2P9, Canada
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Chapel Hill Catholic School

Chapel Hill Catholic School
1534 Forest Valley Dr, Orléans, ON K1C 6G9, Canada
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Thomas Darcy Mcgee Catholic School

Thomas Darcy Mcgee Catholic School
635 La Vérendrye Dr, Gloucester, ON K1J 7C2, Canada
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Frank Ryan Sr. Elementary School

Frank Ryan Sr. Elementary School
128 Chesterton Dr, Nepean, ON K2E 5T8, Canada
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St. Marguerite d’Youville

St. Marguerite d’Youville
89 Lorry Greenberg Dr, Ottawa, ON K1T 3J6, Canada
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Corpus Christi School

Corpus Christi School
798 Lyon St S, Ottawa, ON K1S 4A1, Canada
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St. Patrick in Barrhaven

68 Larkin Dr. Nepean, Ontario K2J 1A9

St. Patrick in Barrhaven
68 Larkin Dr, Nepean, ON K2J 1E3, Canada

68 Larkin Dr. Nepean, Ontario K2J 1A9

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St. Martin de Porres in Kanata

20 McKitrick Dr. Kanata, K2L 1T7

St. Martin de Porres in Kanata
20 McKitrick Dr, Kanata, ON K2L 1T7, Canada

20 McKitrick Dr. Kanata, K2L 1T7

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St. Isabel in Kanata

785 Goulbourn Forced Rd. Kanata, K2T 0N5

St. Isabel in Kanata
785 Goulbourn Forced Road, Kanata, ON K2K, Canada

785 Goulbourn Forced Rd. Kanata, K2T 0N5

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St. Gabriel in Kanata

400 Keyrock Dr. Kanata, K2T 0G6

St. Gabriel in Kanata
400 Keyrock Dr, Kanata, ON K2T 0G6, Canada

400 Keyrock Dr. Kanata, K2T 0G6

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St. Leonard in Manotick

5344 Long Island Rd. Manotick K4M 1E8

St. Leonard in Manotick
5344 Long Island Rd, Manotick, ON K4M 1E8, Canada

5344 Long Island Rd. Manotick K4M 1E8

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St. Gregory in Meadowlands

148 Meadowlands Dr. W. Nepean K2G 1T2

St. Gregory in Meadowlands
148 Meadowlands Dr W, Nepean, ON K2G 2S5, Canada

148 Meadowlands Dr. W. Nepean K2G 1T2

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Barrhaven

41 Weybridge Dr. Nepean K2J 2Z8

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Barrhaven
41 Weybridge Dr, Nepean, ON K2J 2Z8, Canada

41 Weybridge Dr. Nepean K2J 2Z8

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All Saints High School

5115 Kanata Avenue
Kanata, Ontario
K2K 3K5

Minto Recreation Complex, Barrhaven

3500 Cambrian Road
Barrhaven, Ontario
K2J 0V1

Strandherd Crossing

3091 Strandherd Drive
Barrhaven, Ontario
K2J 4V1

Food Basics Stittsville

5703 Hazeldean Road
Stittsville, Ontatio
K2S 0P6

St. Peter’s High School

750 Charlemagne Blvd.
Orleans, Ontario
K4A 3M4

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa

1645 Woodroffe Avenue, Room 12
Nepean, Ontario
K2G 1W2

Stittsville Legion Branch 618

1481 Stittsville Main Street
Stittsville, Ontario
K2S 1A7

St. Benedict Elementary School

2525 River Mist Rd.
Nepean, Ontario
K2J 571

Bairn Croft

1395 Youville Drive
Orléans, Ontario
K1C 7L1

St. Joseph High School

3333 Greenbank Road
Nepean, Ontario
K2J 4J1

St. Francis Xavier High School

3740 Spratt Road.
Gloucester, Ontario
K1V 2M1

St. Mark High School

1040 Dozois Road
Manotick, Ontario
K4M OE2

St. Cecilia Elementary

3490 Cambrian Road
Nepean, Ontario
K2J 0V1

Our Lady of Fatima School

2135 Knightsbridge Road
Ottawa, Ontario
K2A 0R3

Notre Dame High School

710 Broadview Ave
Ottawa, Ontario
K2A 2M2

Georges Vanier Catholic School

40 Varley Drive
Kanata, Ontario
K2K 1G5

St. Daniel School

1313 Field St.
Ottawa, Ontario
K2C 2P9

Chapel Hill Catholic School

1534 Forest Valley Dr.
Orleans, Ontario
K1C 6G9

Thomas Darcy Mcgee Catholic School

635 La Verendrye Dr.
Gloucester, Ontario
K1J7C2

Frank Ryan Sr. Elementary School

128 Chesterton Dr.
Nepean, Ontario
K2E 5T8

St. Marguerite d’Youville

89 Lorry Greenberg Dr.
Ottawa, Ontario
K1T3J6

Corpus Christi School

798 Lyon St. South
Ottawa, Ontario
K1S2L5

St. Patrick in Barrhaven

68 Larkin Dr.
Nepean, Ontario
K2J 1A9

St. Martin de Porres in Kanata

20 McKitrick Dr.
Kanata, Ontario
K2L 1T7

St. Isabel in Kanata

785 Goulbourn Forced Rd.
Kanata, Ontario
K2T 0N5

St. Gabriel in Kanata

400 Keyrock Dr.
Kanata, Ontario
K2T 0G6

St. Leonard in Manotick

5344 Long Island Rd.
Manotick, Ontario
K4M 1E8

St. Gregory in Meadowlands

148 Meadowlands Dr. W.
Nepean, Ontario
K2G 1T2

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Barrhaven

41 Weybridge Dr.
Nepean, Ontario
K2J 2Z8

MORE WAYS TO HELP

MAKE A DONATION

There are children who are waiting right now to be paired with a mentor. Your gift to BBBSO will match a child on our wait list with a caring mentor.

OFFER TO HOST A BIN

Our outdoor clothing donation bins are approved by the City of Ottawa. We collect the clothing donated to the bin on a regular basis and maintain the bins so they are clean and safe. All proceeds from these clothing donations go directly into programming for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa.

If you would like to place a secure outdoor drop-off bin on your property, please fill out our form. We appreciate your support!

HOST A CLOTHING DRIVE

When you, your school, or organization host a clothing drive, you keep clothes out of landfills while supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa (BBBSO) programs! This is also a great opportunity to teach young people about the benefits of recycling. There are no costs or administration requirements to host a clothing drive for BBBSO, and we work with you to handle the entire fundraising program.

If you are interested in hosting a clothing drive to support our programs, please fill out our inquiry form.

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Can’t Make it to A Box?
Schedule a Pick-Up Instead!

Through funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, BBBSO has purchased a truck, which will allow us to continue to pick up clothing from our bins in a more efficient way, as well as offer door-to-door pick-ups. With this new system in place, we expect to meet our year-end goal.

It’s not just clothes! BBBSO also accepts shoes, accessories, textiles, toys, books and small household items.

To schedule a clothing donation pick-up at your home, please contact us at 613-247-4776 or [email protected].

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa

Charitable Registration Number: 10679 4431 RR00011645 Woodroffe Avenue, Suite 12
Ottawa, ON K2G 1W2

E-mail: [email protected]

Telephone: 613-247-4776

Fax: 613-247-2240

Please note that due to the nature of our work, there is not always someone present at the office. If you are planning to drop-in, please call ahead to ensure that someone is available. We apologize for all inconvenience.

We are a nonprofit agency serving at-risk children and youth in the Ottawa area through a variety of mentoring programs. Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential, both as individuals and as citizens.

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