Donations and Removal

***Please note that this page is in progress! If you have ideas/tips on other services, please let me know so I can add to the list!

Getting items out of your home and into the hands of people, programs and services who will use them for social good.


Furniture Bank (Etobicoke)

“We transfer your unwanted furniture and household goods to people coming out of crisis. Our program works in partnership with over 150 community agencies to assist people who are economically vulnerable including women and children leaving shelters, the formerly homeless, Indigenous peoples, those struggling with mental health, members of the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities, newcomers and refugees who require furniture and household goods. With your donations, we are able to transform houses into homes, and providing financial and psychological stability in the process.

To cover the cost of the pickup, our competitive furniture removal pricing starts at $160.00 and is based on the size of your items and number of pieces. As a charitable service, we don’t charge HST on our pickups and you will receive a charitable tax receipt for the value of your items. Drop offs are free but need to be scheduled and confirmed.

Revenue generated through our furniture removal service funds our charitable activities as we work to end furniture poverty one sofa, and one family at a time.” 

JRCC Furniture Depot (Thornhill)

“The JRCC Furniture Depot provides furniture  free of charge  to those in need in our community. Donated furniture is never re-sold. Each donation is eligible for an in-kind tax receipt…

We accept a variety of items, that may assist our clients to furnish their homes, and encourage you to donate your gently used furniture.

The urgent needs are mattresses, tables, and chairs; however we also accept sofas, recliners,  coffee tables, office furniture, and the like.”

Habitat For Humanity ReStore

“When you donate items to Habitat ReStore, you’re helping Habitat for Humanity GTA achieve its mission to build safe homes for working, lower-income families. You’re also helping the environment by enabling us to recycle perfectly re-usable household items and provide them with a second home, and you will receive a charitable tax receipt for the assessed value of your donation.

We accept Furniture, decor, appliances, Kitchens, bathroom fixtures, lighting, flooring, windows, doors, tools, manufacturer overstocked items, salvagable household goods

We PASS on Clothing, books, mattresses, boxsprings, sofabeds, cribs, corded window coverings, anything not in good shape for reuse.”


♻️”One person’s trash is another person’s treasure!”

This is an instagram account with 40.3k followers! Send them photos and descriptions of what you’re putting out to the curb/garbage room of a building/porch, etc with the address and they’ll share without including your @handle. If you don’t mind being connected, you can tag them in a post or story including your address and they’ll re-share. Most things get picked up and become #stoopingsuccess stories!

It doesn’t have to just be furniture, you can also put out housewares, decor, books, toys, shoes, and clothing, but don’t do so before bad weather or the items will get ruined and unlikely to be collected!

Clothing, Housewares, Books, Toys and Small Goods

2-Spirited People of the First Nations

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Stretch Thrift Store (Pape & Mortimer)

A full list of what is and isn’t accepted here, but in short: Accepting Clothing & Shoes, Accessories, Working Electrical & Appliances, Exercies & Outdoor Equipment, Kids’ stuff, Kitchenware, Knick-knacks and decor, Media, Textiles.

Please note that some some of the proceeds go to their work with Salvation Army but the Toronto location supports East York General Hospital and Community Organizations.

Yonge Street Mission’s Double Take Thrift Store (Parliament & Gerrard)

“A thrift store that offers incredible classic vintage items. All proceeds go directly to supporting community members in need.

We understand poverty. Since 1896, YSM has provided wraparound support and services making it possible for individuals, families and communities to move forward. As a developmental agency specializing in poverty-related challenges, we work closely with individuals, families, children, youth, and entire communities living with chronic poverty. Our aim is to help them rise out of poverty.

We accept: Gently used clothing, Gently used accessories, Gently used Linens (blankets, towels, etc), Clothes to Upcycle (eg. Shrunken wool sweaters, good quality clothing with holes, missing buttons, etc.), Bags & Luggage, Electronics (working only), Sports (no helmets), Dishes, Art & Décor, Art, Sewing & Knitting Supplies, Other (Health & Beauty, Stationary, Books, VHS & DVDs, etc.), Small Furniture (side tables, lamps, chairs, shelving).