Donation & Charities
Donating. It's the thing to do and moves your life forward.

Each home and home owner I work with desperately needs to thin down the accumulations. A large amount of it is donatable. I can usually find a home for the most disparate of things and certainly tell you what is needed out there. I drop off mountians of things each month. Below is a list of various avenues so you too can get things out into the community, clear out your home spaces and life and feel good about letting others put new energy into your old stuff.

Charity drop off location links - excellent resource - CLICK

Oakville, Burlington

Acts of Kindness Network: aokn@cogeco.ca, 905 319 0035

Altruists of Oakville; (905) 338-5185; supporting charity projects in Halton.

Big Brothers Halton Region 464 Morden Road, Oakville, ON, L6K 3W4 (905) 339-2355 North Halton, 139 Campbell W, Campbellville, ON, L0P 1B0 (905) 854-9953 Hamilton Burlington 560 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON, L7R 3M4 (905) 637-9911, Of Canada 3228 South Service Road, Burlington, ON, L7N 3H8 (905) 639-0461

B'nai Brith; check for donation needs for various causes. 1-800-274-2310/ (416) 633-6224 ext. 0. Check for local drop offs - www.bnaibrith.ca

Burlington Association For The Intellectually Handicapped 3057 Mainway, Burlington, ON, L7M 1A1 (905) 336-2225 Respite House, 3220 Sovereign Road, Burlington, ON, L7M 2V8 (905) 319-5074

Burlington Burlington Cooperative Toy Library (905) 336-7617, ww.ststephenunited.ca/toylibrary (takes new and good used toys)

Burlington Reuse Environmental Group (Reuse Centre) (905) 319-0477 3335 North Service Road, Unit 2A, Burlington, On (Between Guelph and Walkers), reusecentre.on.ca

Clothing Works (905) 815-9411 (takes clothing - provides to women) 247 Ashtree Way

Oakville Crisis Pregnancy Centre 192 Plains Road East, Burlington, ON, L7T 2C3 (905) 637-8247 Carey House 1401 Ontario Street, Burlington, ON, L7S 1G3 (905) 681-2682.

Clothing Works; Supplies clothes to women-(905)-815-9411 (Halton) 247 Ashtree way Oakville - 10:00 am-noon.

Community Youth Programs Inc 443 Allan Street, Oakville, ON, L6J 3R1 (905) 845-9718 Compassion Society (905) 634-8211 (Aldershot Presbyterian Church) 937 Lasalle Park Drive, Burlington, ON.

Community Living North Halton 75 Mill Street, Georgetown, ON, L7G 2C8 905.877-5239

Fareshare Food Bank - 1240 Speers Rd, Unit 6, Oakville, ON L6L 2X4, 905-847-3988 www.fshw.on.ca Foodbank Oakville Fareshare unit 6.

Freecycle.org https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/OakvilleFreecycle/info

The Oakville, Ontario Freecycle (TM) Network is open to all who want to "recycle" that special something rather than throw it away. Whether it's a chair, a fax machine, piano or an old door, feel free to post it. Or maybe you're looking to acquire something yourself! Nonprofit groups are also welcome to participate too!

Furniture Bank - (416) 934-1229 - furniturebank@bellnet.ca 200 Madison Avenue Toronto, ON M4V 2W6

Grace House 130 Cornwall Road, Oakville, ON, L6J 7V8 (905) 844-4772

Habitat For Humanity www.habitathalton.ca, 1800 Applby Line Units 10,11 Burlington Ontario L7L 6A1 - (905) 637- 4446 Ext. 107, 109, restore@habitathalton.ca. Speak with one of their salvage coordinators to donate building materials you may have.

Halton Aphasia Centre 760 Brant, Burlington, ON, L7R 4B7 (905) 681-8805 360

Halton Multicultural Council 635 Fourth Line, Oakville, ON, L6L 5W4 (905) 842-2486

Halton Support Services 53 Bond Street, Oakville, ON, L6K 1L8 (905) 849-8000 Halton Trauma Centre 461 North Service Road West, Oakville, ON, L6M 2V5 (905) 825-3242

Halton Women's Place http://haltonwomensplace.com/ways-to-give/ 905-878-8970

Health Partners International Canada - Sends medical supplies to Africa - www.hpicanada.ca - 1-800-627-1787.

Home Suite Hope http://www.homesuitehope.org/en/ 200 North Service Rd. W., #424 Unit 1,Oakville, Ontario L6M 2Y1Phone: 289-681-1757www.homesuitehope.org Executive Director Michelle Pommells (Extremely worthy group - see what you can do)

Humane Society (Oakville-905-845-1551) shelter@oakvillehumane.ca 445 Cornwall rd., Oakville L6J 7S8

ICNA Relief 391 Burnhamthorpe Road East, Oakville, ON, L6H 7B4 (905) 257-9997

IODE (Internatinal Order of the Daughters of the Empire) thrift store for charity - (905) 842-6338 - 154 Kerr Street, Oakville (and Rebecca)

INCITE A Single Moms Support Group- Executive Director Beth Hudson, 460 Brant St, 3rd Floor, Suite 368, Burlington, ON L7R 4B6 Tel: 905.592.9721 http://www.incitesinglemoms.com/

Literacy North Halton (Read, Write, Spell Program - an outreach for literacy) P.O. Box 218 Georgetown, Ontario L7G 4Y5 (905) 873-2200 literacy@bellnet.ca

MADD Halton 466 Speers Road, Oakville, ON, L6K 3W9 (905) 844-0096

Ontario March Of Dimes 917 Nipissing Road, Milton, ON, L9T 5E3 (905) 876-4466

Oakville Public Library; (905) 815-2028. Books for fund sale. (Spring/Fall)

Oakville Parent-Child Centre - 461 North Service Road W. Unit 17 - (905) 849-6366 - www.op-cc.ca takes toys, games clothing to age 9. Executive Director Robin Garell 905.849.6366 x 26 |F 905.849.6377

Ontario March Of Dimes 259 Robinson Street, Oakville, ON, L6J 6G8 (905) 845-7412

Our Community Cares 356 Burloak Drive, Burlington, ON, L7L 4W5 (905) 631-1218

Ontario Foundation for Cerebral Palsy 1-877-244-9686 ofcp@ofcp.on.ca

Partnership West Food Bank 1254 Plains Road East, Burlington, ON, L7S 1W6 (905) 637-2273

Safetynet Children & Youth Charities: Bill Shields - Executive Director, info@safetynetservices.ca (Clothing/Food Bank, Academic Tutoring, Music)

Salvation Army - main depot - 2360 South Service Road Oakville (Near Bronte Go) (905) 825-9208

Shifra House for Unwed Mothers - (905) 681-963 215 Pamona,

Burlington Stroke Recovery Assn. Burlington Chapter 460 Brant Street, Burlington, ON, L7R 4B6 (905) 319-1776

St. Vincent de Paul Society (905) 549-3902, www.stvincentdepaulsociety.ca (Accepts furniture, clothing in good condition)

Transitions For Youth 3365 Harvester Road, Burlington, ON, L7N 3N2 (905) 632-6531

The United Way of Burlington Office 720 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON, L7R 4E2 (905) 632-5577- Oakville 466 Speers Road, Oakville, ON, L6K 3W9 (905) 845-5571 - United Way Of Milton 1 Chrishadfieldway, Milton, ON, L9T 1Y1 (905) 875-2550

Women's Information & Support Centre Of Halton 1515 Rebecca Street, Oakville, ON, L6L 5G8 (905) 847-5520

Woodview Children's Centre 69 Flatt Road, Burlington, ON, L7R 3X5 (905) 689-4727 - 50 Fairwood Place West, Burlington, ON, L7T 1E5 (905) 333-2729 Y M C A 410 Rebecca Street, Oakville, ON, L6K 1K7

 

Another Drop off to The Oakville & Milton Humane Society. A worthy cause that needs your support. Take the time to ask what they need; you may have what's on their list. Pictured above is Development Coordinator Lisa Ashby and Humane Society Front Desk assistant.

Clubs that do great work to raise funds and perform volunteer miracles can be found very easily: Rotary Clubs, Lion's Clubs, etc.You would be very surprised the level of need here, especially among very proud seniors and single mothers.

It is not hard to find a member of an ethnic or new immigrant group who ships cargo containers of items home to their country. Ask and you will find such people doing what they can. I like to supply box after box of everything from shampoo to frisbees. Remember, here in North America we have a mountainous glut of stuff.

Tell me about your favorite charity group. Much more to add when I have a moment.
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