Most Needed Items


People experiencing homelessness have trouble accessing many basic necessities we sometimes take for granted. From clean underwear to personal care and hygiene items, your in-kind gift can help restore dignity, hope and purpose to someone in need.

In addition to in-kind donations, we accept cash donations to allow us to purchase basic necessities and most needed items.

Give Where Needed Most

If you have some everyday items you would like to donate to The Ottawa Mission, we appreciate any donation you are able to make! See our list of items most in demand below.

Men’s Hygiene Items in Demand

New Only:
Unopened deodorant
Toothbrushes & toothpaste

Men’s Items in Demand

New socks and underwear
New or gently-used shoes & sneakers
New or gently-used light jackets

Donation drop off
Visit 35 Waller Street to drop off donations on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. If you’re unable to make a donation then, please send an email to and we’ll arrange for another time to receive your gift. Short-term parking is available on the south side of The Mission (our south-side door address is 53 Daly St).

Donation pick up
If you would like to arrange for a donation pick-up, please call 613-234-1144, ext. 248.

Due to a lack of space at The Ottawa Mission, we are unable to accept donations of any household items such as appliances or furniture.

If you have any questions or concerns about making a donation, or would like to inquire about what qualifies for a charitable donation tax receipt, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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