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Donation Drop Off Organizations

Drop off your household items for those in need. Donating your old items can make a difference in someone's life and is good for the environment. Please make the effort to recycle your old clothing and house hold items by donating them to someone in need. Add Your Donation Organization

Calgary Association of Self Help

1019 7 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB
T2P 1A8

403.266.8711

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Monday through Friday, a dedicated core of 35-40 volunteers work along side our staff to sort, clean and repair or refinish donated items which are then offered at a low cost to our clients. Our dedicated staff provide a safe place for people living with mental illness to come together to socialize, to learn, to work and to have fun. Twice per year, spring & fall we invite the public to our sales which offers a rewarding experience for the volunteers and helps generate funds to enhance programs at Calgary Association of Self Help. For more information call 403-266-8711.

Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre Donation Centre

3640 11A St NE
Calgary, AB
T2E 6M7

403.264.0856

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The Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre Donation Centre was created to provide low-income individuals with furniture and household items when they obtain housing. Items are distributed to former clients of the Calgary Drop-In Centre or referral agencies free of charge! It accepts clothing, linen, furniture, computers, mobile phones, small appliances, recyclable beverage containers, books – any item that will help low-income people succeed in day-to-day life. It’s staff simply ask that items are free of animal hair, odors, and are in generally good condition. Hours of operation: 7 days a week from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Calgary Mustard Seed Centre Street

102 - 11 Ave SE
Calgary, AB
T2G 0X5

403.269.1319

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The Mustard Seed is a Christian not-for-profit organization that builds community, grows hope and supports change. At its three ministry locations across Alberta, The Mustard Seed seeks to address the root causes of poverty through the delivery of basic services, housing, employment and the provision of a safe, supportive community for those in need.

Women In Need Society

1 3525 26th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB
T2B 2M9

403.255.5102

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Virtually all groups that study poverty agree that the most effective way to reduce it is to improve the social, economic and political situation of women and, by extension, children. Women’s levels of health, education, and security reflect those of their families. So, when a mother suffers the effects of poverty, future generations of her family do as well, creating a cycle of poverty from which it is very difficult to escape.