End of the Rainbow Donation Centre
You may pick up or donate items at:
The End of the Rainbow Donation Centre, 223 12 Avenue S.W., Entrance to right of the main stairs
Picking Items Up
For refugees, evacuees, and people receiving our services, we do not charge for any items you take away. For everyone else we ask for a donation to the foundation to help us with the costs of managing donation items. We encourage you to make an appointment.
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm Monday to Saturday, or by appointment
Closed Sunday and Statutory Holidays
Donating Household Items and Clothing
We don’t pick up or deliver any donated item.
If you are also interested in donating household items, then please read the donation criteria below before coming to the donation centre. It is best to call ahead to let us know when and what you are dropping off.
Please note that End of the Rainbow Foundation does not have space for storing furniture, appliances, mattresses, or bikes. Instead we will accept your pledge of furniture, then match this to a refugee’s need. We can then let you know where and when the donation can be delivered directly to the refugee.
A better option for larger items is to visit the Women in Need Society, see https://www.winsyyc.ca/shop
Items that do not meet the criteria below will not be accepted and you will be asked to take them back with you. All items that do not meet the criteria below and left at the centre will be placed in the garbage.
What we do and do not accept
We Will Accept:
*Fairly new/gently used clothing (needs to be washed or dry cleaned before they are dropped off)
*Winter clothing (coats, gloves, scarves, toques, and only new unused boots)
*Towels (clean and usable, without stains, rips, or other wear)
*Bedding (clean and usable, without stains, rips, or other wear)
*Household goods i.e. dishes, cutlery, cleaning items (must be clean and in good working condition)
*Accessories: (Belts, Wallets, Scarves)
*Small household appliances: i.e. Toaster, Toaster-Oven, Rice Cooker, Blender, etc. (must be new or in excellent working condition)
*Laptops (in good working condition and all files erased, with passwords included)
*New Hygiene products i.e. Toothpaste and brushes, soaps, diapers, feminine hygiene products, etc. (must be new and in their original packaging, unopened, and not dried up)
*New Cleaning products i.e. Dish soap, household cleaners, toilet bowl cleaner, etc. (must be in their original packaging and unopened)
We Won’t Accept:
*No furniture of any sort, including mattresses, we only accept pledges for matching, see below
*No personal hygiene products or open toiletries that the manufacturing packaging has been tampered with or damaged
*No sports & exercise equipment, including bikes or parts
*No parts of any equipment, furniture, or other items
*No CDs, records, stereos, speakers, or other musical items
*No TVs, old desktop computers, or other old electronic equipment
*No unusual items i.e. figurines, art, busts, etc.
*No stained, ripped, wet, soiled clothing, and no used underwear, ties, & bras.
*No stained, ripped, wet or soiled pillows or duvets
*No stained, ripped, wet or soiled towels
Furniture can be pledged with a photo of the item and we will decide if we can use it for matching. Make a pledge to: email@example.com
*No items of furniture that are stained, ripped, wet, soiled, or broken
*No items of furniture more than 6 feet tall or wide
*No sofas longer than 6 feet wide
To help you or your group plan for an arriving refugee, please download the following household inventory spreadsheet.