Different Ways to Donate to Charities in Ottawa, Ontario

Do you feel that you been bombarded with requests to donate money to charities lately? You probably have friends looking for pledges for runs, young kids looking for donations at Halloween and United Way campaigns at work. Everyone is looking for money.

What if you don’t really have any disposable income, but still want to help? Here are some different ways that you can donate to charities with things that you might already have in your home.

Angel Gowns by Michelle – You can donate your old wedding gown to this organization who recycles your wedding dress into gowns for babies who don’t make it out of the hospital. I donated mine recently to this charity. For more information, please visit her website.

Ottawa Humane Society –  At the OHS you can donate in few different ways, here are two examples: Your time as a volunteer and/or you can donate your already purchased dog food.

Ottawa Mission – The Mission is always looking for any everyday items, such as men’s clothing and toiletries.

Harmony House – Accepts women’s everyday items, such as women’s clothing, household products (like toliet paper, kleenex) and cleaning products.

CHEO  – Our local children’s hospital accepts new knitted blankets (size 36 by 40 inches or larger). If you have knitted the blanket yourself, it must be made with new and washable yarn or made from polar fleece or are quilted. For more information, visit their website.

Do you know of any other ways to donate to charities with things that you might already have in your home?


Edit July 25, 2014 – You can also donate blood to the Canadian Blood Services.


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