*Please note that due to COVID-19, we are unable to accept donations of clothing or other items at this time.

Because we run a facility that shelters an average of 230 people every night, it’s no surprise that we go through a lot of everyday items. The Ottawa Mission depends on donations of goods from people in the community to help keep expenses down. Men’s clothing and men’s toiletries usually top our list of needed items.


Because of a lack of storage space, we do not accept any donations of household items like appliances or furniture at The Ottawa Mission.

Seasonal clothing helps many people

At The Ottawa Mission, there’s demand for men’s clothing throughout the year. In the summer months items like t-shirts, shorts, sandals and ball caps are needed – and in the winter, we ask for donations of wool socks, winter gloves, winter coats, winter boots, and long underwear.

While we only accept donations of new underwear, other gently used clothing items are appreciated as long as they are not damaged or in need of repair. Unfortunately, we don’t have the manpower to fix clothes, so damaged items have to be thrown out.

Please note that we only accept and distribute men’s clothing – other clothing donations can be made to women’s shelters in the community such as Cornerstone, Interval House, and Harmony House.

For a list of most needed items at The Ottawa Mission, click here.

How to Give

If you have new and gently used clothing that you’d like to donate to The Ottawa Mission, please drop by the Front Desk at any time at 35 Waller Street, Ottawa.

Thank you for your generosity.