What Can Be Donated at Drop-Off Locations


We at Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver are always overwhelmed with the generous donations we receive from our supporters. We recognize that donating clothing and household items is not only a way to help us, but also a convenient way for donors to support their communities. That's why we ask all potential donors out there to simply follow a few easy rules when dropping off their donations to any Value Village, or clothing drive event in Greater Vancouver.

Your donation will not only be helping us, but also those in need in your community! Thank you!

For all other questions related to clothing donation, refer to our clothing donation page.

A man picks up donation boxes out of his trunk

General Rules:

  • All items must be placed in a bag, or box
    • Do not donate loose items as they can and will be ruined and also pose a safety hazard.
  • Items cannot be soiled or torn or unsafe
  • Items must be suitable for resale

Accepted Donations

Cloth Items

  • Clothing for men, women, and children
  • Accessories (belts, hats, scarves, mitts)
  • Purses, backpacks, bags, and wallets
  • Shoes and boots
  • Towels and tablecloths
  • Undergarments, nylons, and socks
  • Blankets, bedding, and pillows
  • Curtains and linens

Small Household Items

  • Housewares (dishes, cutlery, cookware)
  • Toys, books, games, and video games
  • Videos, records, CDs, and DVDs
  • Tools (garden and otherwise)
  • Small electrical appliances
  • Phones, tablets, laptops
  • Décor Items (frames, candle holders)
  • Books

Not Acceptable Donations

  • Any furniture
  • Boats or Cars (motorized or otherwise)
  • Baby equipment, mirrors
  • Car parts
  • Carpet, area rugs, window blinds
  • Building materials or paints
  • Console TVs, computer monitors, stereos, and full-size pianos
  • BBQs and lawnmowers
  • Large Appliances (stove, washer, etc.)
  • Mattresses and box springs
  • Encyclopedias & magazines
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