NOTE: Thanks to the generosity of the community this season, our warehouse is full and we are unable to accept any donations until the New Year. Please check back-in then or alternatively, you could check with St Vincent de Paul (Main & 12th), Salvation Army (Kingsway & 12) or Miscellany (Broadway & Scotia).
Drop Offs: We currently accept donations at Urban Thrift and Aunt Leah’s Place. Because of their locations, we can only accept clothing and small accessories that you can carry in yourself, as there is limited space. For more information call our store manager Ali at 604-376-7238.
Pick Ups: For furniture pick-ups and large clothing/accessory pickups, please contact our store manager Ali regarding donations and pick-up schedule at 604-376-7238. Interested donors can also email Ali at firstname.lastname@example.org. Images of donations can be texted or emailed to Ali. (Please note: Pick-up dates are scheduled in advance and are limited.)
Donation Guide & FAQ’s
We Take These Items:
- Men’s and women’s clothes
- Small furniture items (End Tables, Coffee Tables, Area Rugs, Small Lamps, Small TV Stands, Book Shelves, Framed Artwork, Small Dining Tables)
- Home décor items – pictures, candle holders, etc.
- Jewelry and accessories
- Baby clothes and items are needed at different times of the year (Please call for more information)
All items must have all of their original pieces, be in working condition, clean and re-sellable.
We Do Not Take These Items:
- Bed frames
- Entertainment units
- Very large furniture pieces – sofas, desks, hutches, TV stands
- Bedding – pillows, duvets
Electronics – televisions, computers, fax machines, printers, etc.
Where & When Can I Drop Off My Donation?:
We currently accept donations at Urban Thrift and Aunt Leah’s Place. Because of their locations, we can only accept clothing and small accessories that you can carry in yourself, as there is limited access.
Do You Have a Pickup Service for Deliveries?:
Yes, we have a very limited pick-up service which operates on alternating Fridays and Saturdays. Please contact Ali Andeku regarding our donation pick-up schedule at 604-376-7238. All potential donations are vetted carefully through these phone calls. You may be asked to provide digital photos of the items you would like to have picked up. We request a $20 fee for pick-ups to help pay for truck rental and gas.
How are the Clothes & Furniture I Donate Used by Aunt Leah’s Place?:
Aunt Leah’s Place helps to prevent children in foster care from becoming homeless and mothers in need from losing custody of their children. Some of your donations help to clothe and furnish participants in our programs. Other donations are resold at Aunt Leah’s Urban Thrift and the profits from those sales help fund our programs, which help foster youth and mothers in need.
Urban Donor Drive:
Do you have any clothing or accessories that you no longer wear? Donate these items to Urban Thrift & help us create meaningful change for at risk mothers and their children.
Clean Your Closet & Support Social Change
Do you have any clothing or accessories that you no longer wear? Donate these items to Urban Thrift & help us create meaningful change for homeless youth and mothers in need.
How You Can Help:
At a gathering, meeting, special event or workplace – ask your friends and colleagues to fill a bag or bring an outfit on a hanger.
What We Will Do: We will pick up all the bags and outfits at an agreed upon date and location and put them on display at Urban Thrift.
Together We Will:
Create a stream of revenue that will be used to care for homeless moms and their babies into the future