If you’ve been cleaning and purging your no-longer-loved items, we know exactly where to take your goods to donate them in the Hamilton and Burlington areas. Let’s give those pieces a second chance at life!
Since March of 2020 many of you have been doing one long and continuous Spring Clean. If you’ve got a bag, a box, or a big load of things that need to leave your house but you don’t want to see them end up on the landfill, here are amazing ways to get them out of your house.
As always, with everything we share, be very safe and follow health protocols.
Donation Drop Off Locations in Hamilton and Burlington
These are the top spots our parent communities recommend for donating your gently used items. If you know of another great spot that accepts donations, please let us know and we will include them. Check the websites (linked) to see what their hours and collections are like right now.
Compassion Society of Halton is a top recommendation for where to donate in Burlington. They’re located at 484 Plains Road East in Burlington
The Baby Depot collects, recycles and distributes a year’s worth of gently used baby clothing and essential gear to families in need in the Hamilton area.
Halton Women’s Place has an ongoing list on their website for what NEW items they need to support their clients, and they have clothing donation bins that you can access anytime at 2211 Brant Street in Burlington.
Helping Hands Street Mission normally accepts donations of all men’s and women’s seasonal clothing items, household linens, new underwear, and personal hygiene items.
re-Source Thrift Store in Hamilton is a volunteer-run thrift store raising money in support of Christian education and various other local causes.
Facebook Local Free/For Sale Groups
These groups are perfect if you want to give something away but don’t want to make a trip to drop it off anywhere. They’re also great when you’ve only got an item or two to get rid of. I’ll link below a couple that I am a part of, but be sure to read the rules and give/take items safely.
Hamilton Garage Sales (normally for posting your sales, but right now you can post more)
Plus, your neighbourhood definitely has a dedicated Facebook group and sharing this with your immediate community is an ideal way to meet the neighbours and so easy. Especially right now – they can do a contactless porch pick up on one of their daily walks!
Pick Up Services for Donations in Burlington and Hamilton
Diabetes Clothes Line aka Diabetes Collection operates in most cities in Canada. You can book a pickup on their website (during normal times) and choose your pickup date. Then you leave your marked items on your front stoop and they pick them up. Items are then sold to Value Village and Diabetes Canada is paid based upon the volume of goods delivered.
Kidney Clothes (part of Kidney Foundation) clothing and used item donation pickups are available in certain areas. Or host a clothing drive with your school or community group and raise funds based on your collection.
Kidney Car – Donate your car to the Kidney Foundation
Stuffies 4 Smiles gives those furry friends a new home. This kid-led business is a registered charity and they have delivered over 600 birthday packs to kids since last March.
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore accepts household items and kitchen reconstruction items (countertops, sinks, cupboards, etc.)
If you know of other great ways to donate your things in Burlington and Hamilton please let us know in the comments below.
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