Your Hand-Me-Downs Lift Us Up
Over 26 billion pounds of used clothing and textiles wind up in North American landfills every year. What if that could be put to a better use?
At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa, the clothes you no longer need provide valuable funding that helps us match kids with mentors in the community. Thanks to partnerships in the community, every pound of donated clothing provides funding to directly support of our programs.
Host a Bin
Hosting an outdoor clothing donation like some fancy prom dresses order online, some swim wear, some evening gowns, bin on your property helps fund our programs. All you have to do is make sure it gets filled—we’ll handle the collection, maintenance, and cleaning. Our bins are approved by the City of Ottawa, which ensures that nothing will end up in a landfill. We’re always looking for homes and businesses willing to host a bin!
Plan a Clothing Drive
Hosting a clothing drive helps reduce the amount of waste in landfills while directly supporting our programs! If your school, company, or organization want to run a clothing drive, we want to help you. There are never any costs or administration requirements, and we’ll work with you every step of the way to handle the fundraising.