Clothing Donations

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Through convenient home pick up and donation bins across the city of Edmonton, BGCBigs is encouraging people to donate your gently used clothing and small household items for a great cause. Funds raised go directly to local program support.

When donations are picked up from your doorstep or a drop-off bin, they are sold to Value Village stores, offering low income families inexpensive options, with profits going toward BGCBigs programs.

The profit from the sale of donated items helps to continue the important work of helping kids in our community. We use the funds to recruit, screen and train volunteers, as well as further develop our programs to meet changing community needs. In other words, your donations help us match children with positive adult mentors.

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Our special thanks to 4-Way Equipment Rental for their donation of a generator for our Edmonton warehouse.

What can you donate?

Example of Acceptable Items for Donation

We do not accept the following

Clothing for men, women and children
Automobile parts (tires, mufflers, fenders etc.)
Accessories (belts, hats, scarves)
Baby furniture of any kind, including cribs, play-
Purses, wallets, backpacks and bags
pens, car seats, change tables, strollers and high
Shoes and boots
chairs (due to safety precautions)
Towels, tablecloths, curtains and linens
Under garments, nylons and socks
Building materials
Blankets, bedding and pillows
Carpet and carpet underlay, area rugs
Housewares (dishes, cutlery, pots)
Computers and computer parts
Toys, books, games and video games
TV’s and console stereos
Videos, records, CD’s and DVD’s
Encyclopedias or text books
Fax machines
Electronics and small appliances
Home decor (lamps, frames, candleholders)
Full size pianos
In short, providing your unwanted items are reusable, Big Brothers Clothing Donation will accept them. Still not sure about that old toaster or t-shirt? The following general guidelines should help you determine if they are acceptable.
Halogen lamps
Large appliances (ie: stoves and fridges)
Lawn mowers
Magazines, Newspapers or Readers Digest
Mattress or box springs
Metal desks and filing cabinets
Mirrors (due to safety precautions)
Old style exercise bikes

Donated Items Must Be

Personal hygiene products
Suitable for resale
In working order
Ping pong tables

Donated Items Cannot Be

Propane tanks
Soiled or torn
A potential safety hazard
Sofa-beds, bunk-beds or waterbeds
Swing sets
Weapons of any kind
Window blinds (unless they are brand-new and
packaged in original package)