Places to donate clothing and household items in Vancouver

Jul 3 2020, 2:55 pm

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If you’re looking to declutter your home and closet consider paying it forward by donating your unwanted and gently-used clothing items.

There are plenty of organizations that will happily take your items.

It’s important to note that due to the COVID-19 outbreak regulations and policies around donated items differ per organization so please check their website for further details.

Here’s a list of where to donate.

Big Brothers Vancouver

Big Brothers Vancouver support child and youth development through essential Volunteer-led mentoring programs. The Big Brother pick-up service has been temporarily suspended due to the pandemic but those interested can sign up for an alert as soon as pick-up services are operational again.

Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC)

DEWC provides food, clothing and a safe space for women and children affected by violence, homelessness, addictions and poverty.

Where:  DEWC is currently at capacity but accepts clothing and toiletries during the year. For more information about donating, click here.

The Wildlife Thrift Store

This funky thrift shop is another great option for donating clothing, books, homewares and more. The proceed help contribute to a variety of BC charities, including Coast Mental Health and The Gathering Place, ensuring that your donation helps your local community. Currently, Wildlife Thrift is accommodating patrons during COVID-19 by offering the option to leave donations at the door at their Marpole location. Donations can be left at the front table at the Granville location.

Where: 1295 Granville St., Vancouver and Marpole 1510 W. 70th Ave.

Vancouver General Hospital Thrift Store 

The VGH Thrift Shop Society was formed in 2003 and has since worked to support patients, clients and families in Vancouver. Currently, donations are only accepted during store hours and clothing items should be washed. Housewares and other items would ideally be packed in cardboard boxes. Please read all guidelines before dropping off donations.

Where: 2535 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver


This luxury resale store lets you consign or outright sell designer pieces, making it a great place for those high-end items that you never wear. Turnabout is currently accepting drop-offs at their doors at all locations.

Where: Various locations. Check website for details

Editor’s note: This list has been updated to reflect that the Vancouver Zero Waste Centre and the Developmental Disabilities association are not taking donations. 

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