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 charitable organizations looking for those items.
Wondering where you can take your donations? Check out the Charity Wish List site and click on their ‘Find Charities by location and types of items wanted’ button. They have a drop down menu for many different types of used items (i.e. books, electronics, clothing, appliances, etc) and where you can take them for donation.
Here are just some of the recent local charities we’ve donated to:
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.
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.
Caldwell Family Centre: Caldwell Family Centre’s mission since 1984 has been to provide services that feed and nurture – both physically and emotionally – the wellness of those in need living in Ottawa’s Carlington area where poverty is prevalent. Their vision is a city without poverty where all residents live with dignity.
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.
Diabetes Canada has been leading the fight against diabetes since 1953 by helping those affected live healthy lives, preventing the onset and consequences of diabetes and working to discover a cure. Through donations we are able to accomplish some amazing things in the fight to End Diabetes. We’re Canada’s source for facts about diabetes care, prevention, and finding a cure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hakim Optical: Hakim Optical has partnered with Cdn Lions Eyeglass Recycing Centre to collect eyewear that can be recycled and distributed to people in Africa, the Philippines and the Caribbean. Even with advancements in technology and medicine, far too many people globally live with blindness or impaired vision. Room2Breathe donates eyeglasses and sunglasses on behalf of our clients to Hakim Optical to ensure they reach someone in need.
The Well: The Well is a supportive and inclusive community in centretown where women gather to connect and build on their strengths. It delivers programs that support women in meeting their basic needs, making their life choices and participating in their community.
Capital City Bikers Church: Capital City Bikers Church is a community church in Vanier with a store that has everything from clothes to household items. All items are free of charge to those in need. The store helps their community members meet their needs so that they and their families are able to thrive. As well it is a way for the church to give back to the community in a meaningful and tangible way.
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