What We Pick-Up


Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver is truly grateful for the generous clothing and household donations we receive. It's a privilege to have caring donors like you show your support in this way, and we appreciate every single donation! We just ask that donors follow a few simple rules – more on that below. So thank you again for your generous donation; we couldn't do what we do without you.

Thank you, and happy donating!

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

A family packs boxes of donations outside of their home

General Rules:

  • All items must be placed in a bag (any kind of bag will work), or box labeled “BB.”
    • Loose items and open boxes/bags pose a safety hazard for our drivers so please, please, tie bags up and tape boxes shut.
    • Bags and boxes that are not labeled “BB” will not be picked up; there are many incoming boxes from Amazon and other online shopping sites often placed near or on top of donations and we do not want to make a mistake, so please mark each bag and box.
    • This ensures a contactless pickup for both our drivers and donors and that nothing is picked up on accident
    • Please place your donations outside of your home before 7:30 AM on your scheduled pick-up date.
  • 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
  • Under garments, 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 lawn mowers
  • Large Appliances (stove, washer, etc.)
  • Mattresses and box springs
  • Encyclopedias & magazines
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