OUR 2017 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
5115 Kanata Avenue
Food Basics Stittsville
5703 Hazeldean Road
Stittsville Legion Branch 618
1481 Stittsville Main Street
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.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa
Charitable Registration Number: 10679 4431 RR00011645 Woodroffe Avenue, Suite 12
Ottawa, ON K2G 1W2
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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