DONATE CLOTHES TO TORONTO CHARITIES
Donate your gently used clothes
Earn up to $50 CAD in Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
COMPLETE THESE STEPS IN ORDER
1. Choose a charity from the list below.
2. Look through your closet for clothes that fit charity's needs/guidelines.
3. Write down the total number of items you are donating (you'll need this later).
4. Take one photo of the clothes before bagging them (first photo).
5. Place clothes into LARGE CLEAR plastic bags (recommended brand and size) and attach the COINS 4 CLOTHES logo (download here) on each bag with today's date. Bags should be no smaller than 70L. Using bags smaller than 70 L may impact amount of BCH received.
6.Take a photo of your clothes all bagged up (second photo).
7. Donate the clothes to the charity, ensuring you take photographs of yourself dropping the bags off at the charity site (third photo).
8. If you don't have a BCH wallet already, download and install the Bitcoin.com wallet by following our guide here.
9. Complete the submission form below.
10. Get paid in Bitcoin Cash (BCH)*
Note: You need 3 photo proofs when submitting your form:
photo before bagging clothes
photo after bagging them and taping Coins 4 Clothes logo/date
photo of you donating clothes at the charity site.
*We will reward you with $10 CAD in Bitcoin Cash (BCH) for every large clear plastic bag full of clothes, up to a maximum of $50 CAD (5 bags) per donation visit. You will also earn $5 CAD in BCH if you tweet about your donation experience (with photos or videos). Ensure you tag @Coins4Clothes and use the hashtags: #Coins4Clothes #BCH #BitcoinCash
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APPROVED TORONTO CHARITIES
Good Shepherd provides services to Toronto's homeless men, women and youth. They provide shelter (95 beds) , food (1700 meals a day) and clothing (over 100 articles of clothes per day) to Toronto's most vulnerable individuals. Your clothing donation can assist someone living on the street by providing them with clean, warm and respectable clothing.
New and gently used men's and women's clothing including outerwear, bags, sleeping bags, shoes and accessories. Comfortable, weatherproof clothes are ideal. You may also donate NEW socks and NEW underwear.
Drop off Hours:
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Ring the doorbell to gain entrance. Ensure you take a photo inside the center with all your wonderful donations!
412 Queen Street East Toronto, Ontario M5A 1T3
New Circles is Toronto's largest clothing bank, offering clean, contemporary clothing in a retail-style setting. It is a free service for eligible low-income clients who can select quality items by 'shopping' for their whole family by appointment. In the past year alone, New Circles' GLOW program has helped over 12,000 people meet their basic clothing needs. This includes day to day wear as well as assisting youth and kids with outfits for prom, Halloween and other special occasions.
New circles also provides retail work training and certification, providing valuable skills and experience to their clients who then go on to find meaningful employment in the retail sector.
Contemporary new and gently used men's/women's/children's/baby clothing including office and work appropriate clothing. Like new bras are also accepted. Used underwear/swimsuit bottoms are not accepted under any circumstance. Child and baby clothing is also accepted, however toys are not accepted. Seasonal items are always in high demand (i.e. snow pants and coats in the winter).
Drop off Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 9am - 7pm
Ring the doorbell to gain entrance. Ensure you take a photo inside the center with all your wonderful donations! There's a great spot with the New Circles Logo near the front counter!
161 Bartley Drive, Toronto, Ontario M4A 2X3
OASIS CLOTHING BANK
OASIS Clothing Bank is a clothing bank that serves clients of the OASIS Addiction Recovery Society.
OASIS uses an integrated model of recovery which includes treatment along with employment preparation and matching. OASIS has been helping people in recovery get into the workplace for over 20 years. It is the philosophy of OASIS that recovery and employment go hand in hand.
Donated items are either given to participants in the Oasis Addiction Recovery programs who cannot afford simple necessities or sold to partly fund the programs offered.Currently over 800 individuals annually participate in the Oasis programs, many being reintegrated back into society with meaningful work.
Contemporary new and gently used men's/women's/children's/baby clothing including office and work appropriate clothing. Purses and briefcases also accepted. Used underwear/swimsuit bottoms are not accepted under any circumstance. Child and baby clothing is also accepted, including small stuffed animals. Seasonal items are always in high demand (i.e. snow pants and coats in the winter).
Drop off Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9 am - 4 pm
You may ask one of the staff inside to assist you with taking a photo in front of the center (nice opportunity to get the Oasis logo in the shot!). You may then drop the clothes off at the dropbox beside the front entrance.
60 Carnforth Road, Toronto Ontario, Canada, M4A 2K7
SUITS ME FINE (CAMH)
Suits Me Fine (SMF),is a free clothing store open to all CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) patients.
The store assists those CAMH patients who cannot afford to buy new clothes by offering a wide range of wardrobe choices from essentials such as socks and undergarments to casual wear and formal attire for important occasions such as job interviews, court appointments and special events.
Volunteers assist approximately 20-50 clients a day , providing a welcoming place for the clients to socialize with friends and meet new acquaintances. These social interactions not only reduce the risk of alienation but give clients opportunities that many take for granted, such as having a place to shop and a place to get their nails done.
Contemporary new and gently used Men's and Women's clothing including office and work appropriate clothing. Does not accept recreational clothes such as swimsuits. Used underwear/swimsuit bottoms are not accepted under any circumstance. New socks and underwear are always greatly appreciated. Gently used bras are also accepted. Do not donate children's clothes or toys here. Currently there is a high demand for men's semi casual clothes including tpos, jeans and sweaters.
Drop off Hours:
Mon-Thu: 11 am - 3 pm
Proceed to the CAMH entrance #4, at the bottom of the small turn between stokes street and Workman way, directly across from the Beamish Family Centre. Once you enter entrance #4, turn right and the Suits me Fine boutique will be a few steps down.
101 Stokes Street, Toronto, ON M6J 0A6
ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL ROTARY TRANSITION CENTRE
St. Michael's Hoispital Rotary Transition Centre provides a temporary refuge for patients at St. Michaels who were discharged from emergency, but have no place to go. The Rotary Transition Centre is a 24 hour facility that provides access to clean clothing, laundry, a telephone, shower, bed, food, as well as access to a social worker. Since 1999, the Rotary Transition Centre has assisted approximately 1,000 homeless patients every year.
Comfortable new and gently used Men's and Women's clothing. While the rotary transition centre serves both men and women, the majority of their clients are men. Items most in demand: Sweat pants, track pants, jeans, waterproof pants/joggers, clean and comfortable shoes , coats and winter clothes in the winter and shorts and t-shirts in the spring/summer. Does not accept recreational clothes such as swimsuits. Used underwear/swimsuit bottoms are not accepted under any circumstance. New socks and underwear are always greatly appreciated.Do not donate children's clothes or toys here. Currently there is a high demand for men's casual clothes including sweats, jeans and sweaters and Winter coats and toques.
Drop off Hours:
Mon-Sun: 24 hours, usually busy around breakfast, lunch and dinner time.
The entrance on 30 Bond street is the closest/most convenient way to get to the rotary transition centre. However, this entrance is only open from 9 to 5 pm, so if you plan on dropping clothes using this entrance, be sure to come within those hours. The centre is located just past the stairs right after you pass the information desk. Otherwise, you may enter from the Queen street emergency/main entrance after 5 pm. The best place for a photo would be in front of the Rotary Transition Centre door (you can see their logo/insignia plastered on the wall).
30 Bond Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1X1
DRESS YOUR BEST / DRESS FOR SUCCESS
Dress your Best (Men's) and Dress for Success (Women's) are two charities that provide men and women with professional work attire for job interviews and beginning careers.
These two unique services offers referred clients a one-on-one appointment with a trained Image Consultant. Clients are assisted to select a professional wardrobe that fits well, suits their individual style, and gives them the confidence to make a good first impression on job interviews or when starting a new career.
Men's and Women's professional and work appropriate semi-formal and formal clothes. Suits, blazers, blouses, professional cardigans and sweaters, belts, professional shoes and heels, dress shirts, dresses, ties, scarves, outer coats and spring jackets, unopened hosiery and hygiene products. Please ensure all clothes are dry cleaned/pressed/neatly folded and free of lint. Please ensure all clothing donated is current (no older than 6 years).
Drop off Hours:
Clothing can be dropped off every second and fourth Tuesday of the week.
To drop off the donations, enter the loading/unloading dock located besides the parking lot on Park Home Ave (which is located besides a Fit 4 Less). Let the security guard know you are dropping off your donation to Dress for Success.You may want to phone ahead to let someone know you are coming as a staff member may be able to assist you with transporting your donations and finding the Dress for Success office.
To get there, walk through the double doors in the bottom right corner of the loading dock and through the gate to get into the mall. Turn right and take the escalators down to find the Dress for Success / Dress Your Best office on your left. You may also follow this guide by Dress for Success for more detailed instructions.
5150 Yonge Street, Concourse Level
REGENESIS FREE STORE
Regenesis is a Canadian community environmental organization which empowers students to act as initiators of change in addressing today’s social and environmental concerns, through advocacy and service in local chapters.
The Regenesis Free Store provides students and locals of the York University campus a place to donate gently used goods but also to pick up gently used goods, free of charge. In this way the Free Store creates a circular economy, extending the life cycle of goods and providing students with real value and savings.
The free store accepts various goods including books, electronics and clothing.
Gently used clothing for all ages, genders and sizes. The focus being on clothing that is best suited for students and young adults. Outerwear, shoes and accessories are also accepted. Gently used bras in like new condition are also accepted. Please ensure your clothing donations are cleaned/pressed/neatly folded and free of lint.
Drop off Hours:
Clothing can be dropped off at one of two locations on the York University campus:
1. Regenesis Main office: Unit 349 4700 Keele St. Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
Times: Monday- Thursday 9:30 AM- 5:00 PM
2.York University Free Store: Tuesdays 11-3 in HNES Building, Room 109 (by the main lobby).