The Art of Charity

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Recently, we went through a decluttering exercise, but when it came time to donate our items, we weren’t sure where to turn. Clothing donation is easy, there are drop off locations at most mall parking lots these days. But it’s the other items, like building supplies, books, kids’ stuff, electronics, furniture and décor items. Where do you take these things? Well, we thought we would share our research and save you some time with suggestions:

  • The Salvation Army, 400-420 Main St, Milton: The Salvation Army takes gently used clothing, but is also now a collection site for people and businesses to drop off unwanted or broken electronics (computers, keyboards, mice, monitors, printers, tvs). These items are processed at the recycling depot properly.
  • Habitat for Humanity Halton: Milton ReStore, 25 Brown Street, Milton: Taking our your kitchen? Have extra building supplies? Call (905-637-4446 x 427) or email ( Habitat for Humanity and chances are, they can help take this off your hands.
  • Mississauga Furniture Bank, 505 Iroquois Shore Road, Unit #8, Oakville: This place recycles new and gently used furnishings and distributes to people who really need them. If that doesn’t make you feel good enough, they also give you an income tax receipt for the fair market value of each item you donate. Email them at or call 647-361-6950 for details.
  • The Children’s Book Bank, 350 Berkeley Street, Toronto: If you’re in Milton, this is a bit of a hike, but if you have a lot of children’s books (newborn to aged 12), this place is worth the trip. Call them at 416-922-7323 or email The charity distributes books (for free) to kids in low-income neighbourhoods.
  • Halton Women’s Place, Burlington: Call 905-332-1200 or email to find out how to donate, but they’re always looking for women’s clothing, kid’s clothing, kitchen products, linens, food products, baby supplies, and cleaning supplies.

We hope this list makes it easier for you to declutter and donate. Donating your unwanted items feels good, is environmentally friendly, and helps people who need help. Buying items at these charities is also easier on the pocketbook, environmentally friendly and guarantees you find unique items.

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