What Kinds of Donations Do You Take?
Acceptable Items for Donation:
- All clothing
- Accessories (belts, hats, scarves)
- Purses, wallets, backpacks and bags
- Shoes and boots
- Towels, tablecloths, curtains and linens
- Undergarments, nylons and socks
- Blankets, bedding and pillows
- Books (no encyclopedias and magazines please)
- Housewares (dishes, cutlery, pots)
- Toys, books, games and video games
- Videos, records, CD’s and DVD’s
- Small tools
- Small appliances
In short, providing your unwanted items are reusable, Big Brothers Clothing Donation will accept them. Still unsure about that old toaster or t-shirt? The following general guidelines should help you determine if items are acceptable.
Donated items MUST be suitable for resale and in working order. Donated items CANNOT be soiled or torn, or a potential safety hazard. All items must be in bags that are tied or boxes that are closed, especially given COVID-19 pandemics.
Please call 604.526.2447 if you have any further questions regarding donation items.
Click here to see a list of donation items we don’t accept.
Renew Crew does NOT ACCEPT ANY FURNITURE at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.
If you currently have furniture or other items that we are unable to accept, to be removed from your home, please contact our partner Fresh Start Recycling and Disposal Ltd. Quote BIGBROTHERS when you book and Fresh Start will donate 1 cent per pound to Big Brothers and offer you a 10% Discount. Visit this page for full details!
Where Does the Money Go?
When donations are picked up from your doorstep or a drop-off bin, Big Brothers Clothing Donation sells them to Value Village stores, offering low income families inexpensive options, with profits going toward Big Brothers programs. Value Village is a for-profit privately held international secondhand store chain that operates as part of the Savers, Inc. family. Value Village purchases and resells items donated by its nonprofit partners, like Big Brothers – turning otherwise unused items into sustainable revenue that supports their programs and services.
The profit from the sale of donated items benefits Big Brothers mentoring programs for children. We use the funds to recruit, screen and train Volunteers, as well as further develop our programs to meet changing community needs. In other words, your donations help us match local children with positive adult mentors. In fact, clothing donation comprises over 50% of our funding. Learn more.
Clothing Warehouse/Donation Drop Off Center Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday 8am-6pm
Closed on weekends & stat holidays
Office/Call Center Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday 9:30am-8pm
Closed on Sunday & stat holidays
Ready to donate? Book a free clothing donation pick up now.