We know it can be difficult to part with items but Room2Breathe is committed to ensuring that your donations have a second life with those who are less fortunate in our community. In fact, through our Donations That Do Good program we take away all items to be donated at the end of every day and find local charities for those specific items.
Here are just some of the recent local charities we’ve donated to. Our list is always growing and we are always open to recommendations for other local charities, so please reach out to us.
Ottawa Boys and Girls Club: An organization that provides a safe, supportive place where at-risk children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life. https://www.bgcottawa.org/
Immigrant Women Services Ottawa: Immigrant Women Services Ottawa is a community-based agency serving immigrant and racialized women helping them create opportunities as they integrate into a new society, rebuild their lives free of violence, and achieve their personal goals. http://www.immigrantwomenservices.com
CompuCorps (TechReUse Program): The TechReuse program is dedicated to providing affordable, licensed, and guaranteed computer systems to charities, non-profits, and underprivileged people. The program also works diligently to help protect the environment by enforcing a ZERO LANDFILL POLICY. http://compucorps.org/contact/
Salvation Army: The Ottawa Booth Centre is much more than a shelter. We run residential addiction treatment programs. They also offer the Residential Life Skills program as well as operating several housing-related programs and a Community Family Services program.
Eco Equitable: Fabrics, banners, textiles and buttons are “upcycled” into items such as shopping bags and purses through the “SOWING FOR JOBS” program at Eco-Equitable, a sewing co-op for new immigrant and unemployed women. www.ecoequitable.ca
Elisabeth Bruyere Foundation: As the leader in care of the elderly, rehabilitation and palliative care, Bruyère operates specialized, critically needed programs and services. Bruyère’s distinct role is strengthening our broader healthcare community and enhancing the quality of life for vulnerable patients, seniors and families. It is transforming care through strengths in research, education, collaboration and innovation. https://www.bruyere.org/en/bruyere-foundation
Habitat for Humanity (ReStore): Habitat for Humanity ReStores are home and building supply stores that accept and resell quality new and used building materials. Shopping at a Habitat ReStore is a socially conscious decision, as funds generated are used to fund local Habitat for Humanity home building projects. It’s also an environmentally conscious decision, as much of what is sold is product that is new, gently used or customer returns that would otherwise end up in a landfill. https://habitat.ca/en/restore
Heartwood House: Heartwood provides a wide range of services, information, networking and skill development opportunities to low-income adults and families, new immigrants, people with differing abilities, people improving literacy or spoken English skills, people needing health and mental health support, and people developing new employment, personal, or artistic skills. https://www.heartwoodhouse.ca/
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