Most Needed Items


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

Unfortunately, we are not accepting any gifts in-kind or clothing due to COVID-19 to protect the health and safety of our guests, staff, volunteers and donors. All pick-up services have also been temporarily suspended. For in-kind donations from a business or for more information, please call 613-234-1155.

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:
Underwear (sizes SM – XXL)
Disposable razors, shaving cream & deodorant

Men’s Items in Demand

New or Gently Used:
Bath towels
Steel toed work boots, sizes 9 to 12
Fall coats
Jeans, sizes M-XL

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. Visit 35 Waller Street to drop off donations at your own convenience — our front desk is open 24-hours a day. Short-term parking is available on the south side of The Mission (our south-side door address is 53 Daly St). If you would like to arrange for a donation pick-up, please call 613-234-1144, ext. 248.

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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