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Organization / Program Name(s)Located In Office Phone Description (Brief)
Caring and Sharing Exchange (The), Christmas Exchange ProgramOttawa Administration 613-226-6434 * for questions from those already registered, e-mail referrals@caringandsharing.ca Seasonal food assistance charity for low and fixed income families and individuals referred by social agencies, churches, schools and community groups * manages the central registry of local community ...
Friends of the Ottawa Public Library AssociationOttawa (City of) 613-580-2424 ext 14383 Association that supports the Ottawa Public Library by raising funds to purchase materials for the library branches * operates low cost bookstores and self-serve bookshelves in the libraries * runs Mi ...
Friperie Kazi 9 d'AlfredAlfred   Thrift store * sells clothing, books, and small household items * donations are accepted and should be dropped off in the designated spot behind the building
Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library, The Tett Centre for Creativity & LearningKingston 613-549-5637 Musical instrument lending library * approximately 1000 musical instruments available to borrow * most instruments can be borrowed for up to four weeks at a time, drum kits for three or six months, an ...
Kids Up Front Foundation, OttawaOttawa 613-230-1111 Charitable entity that distributes tickets to arts, culture and sporting events to deserving kids and their families * take ticket donations from members of the public * volunteer opportunities
Mission Thrift Store, OttawaOttawa (City of) 613-288-1996 Thrift store * sells used clothing, shoes, books, jewellery, furniture, housewares, kids’ items, linens, collectibles, sports equipment, books, CDs, DVDs * donations welcome * donations pick-up availa ...
Mission Thrift Store, OrléansOrleans 613-837-7333 Thrift store * sells used clothing, shoes, books, jewellery, furniture, housewares, kids’ items, linens, collectibles, sports equipment, books, CDs, DVDs * donations welcome * volunteer opportunities
Neighbourhood Sharing CentreKingston 613-389-4367 Thrift shop * accepts donations of good used clothing, bedding, dishes, knick-knacks, books and sells them at low prices * helps the local food bank, local programs, and local organizations
Odessa Pastoral Charge, Odessa - Emmanuel United Church, Community Sharing CentreOdessa 613-386-7125 Thrift shop staffed with volunteers * clothing, toys and small household items * many outreach programs
OrKidstraOttawa (City of) 613-859-3559 Free after-school group and individual music lessons * accepts donations of string and band musical instruments * volunteer opportunities
Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association, Picton - Main St, Community Care’s Thrift ShopPrince Edward County 613-476-1555 Volunteer Thrift Shop * Donations of clothing for the whole family, sporting goods, books, furniture, toys, knick knacks, linens, seasonal items and other good used household items
Queen's University, Kingston - John Deutsch University Centre - Rm 238, Room of RequirementKingston   Exchange, donation, and pick up of gently-used items * clothing, appliances, school supplies, books, household items, seasonal objects such as costumes, etc. Queen's Winter Coat Exchange: free lightly ...
Salvation Army (The), Kingston - Bath Rd, Family Thrift StoreKingston 613-544-4396 Sells used clothing, furniture and household items at low cost * accepts similar items from public as donations * new mattresses and box springs for sale * pick-up service for reusable items * all pro ...
Salvation Army (The), Ottawa - 171 George St, Booth Centre Ottawa - Community and Family ServicesOttawa 613-241-1573 ext 268 COVID-19 (20 March 2020): The food bank is available by appointment only effective March 18th. To book an appointment, call 613-241-1573 ext 268/221. Vouchers available for extreme emergencies (fire/ ...
The GoodwayKingston 613-817-1213 Thrift store * adult and children's clothing, shoes, and accessories, household items, books, toys, etc * volunteer opportunities * accepts donations from the public
Toy MountainOttawa   The Salvation Army operates the Toy Centre and manages the distribution of the toys to qualified families. * Free toys are distributed to eligible families from December until Christmas.
Twice Upon a Time, Ottawa - Find LocationOttawa 613-601-9383 COVID-19 (1 Apr 2020): Due to COVID19, all locations are closed until further notice. See website for updates. Volunteer-run organization that gives books to children * families can visit a site as of ...
Yellow Bike ActionKingston 613-545-0404 Offers space, tools and advice for community members to fix, update and maintain and recycle their bicycles on a pay-by-donation basis * volunteer run organization * educational programs * sales of re ...