What Can I Donate?

Please note, effective immediately, we are not accepting donations of any kind. Please check back here for more information in the coming weeks. Thank you for your continued support!

 
We accept donations on Tuesdays  from 4-8pm, Wednesdays from 10am - 6pm and Saturdays from 10am - 4pm when the store is open. We also have a clothing donation bin located at 2625 Arbutus Rd, that is open for donations everyday.
 
We accept the following donations:
  • Toys & Games
  • Books
  • Household Items
  • Art & School Supplies
  • Clothing
  • Handbags
  • Jewelry
  • Home Decor
  • Small Appliances
  • Fabric & Yarns
  • Linens
  • Vintage Items
  • Antiques, Retro & Period Items
 
Please note that we do not accept the following items: 
  • Anything broken or incomplete, stained, ripped, torn, or chipped

  • Food (Unopened or opened)

  • Cleaning Substances (household cleaners and personal hygiene) 

  • Baby playpens, baby swings, baby cribs, or car seats

  • Large furniture, mattresses, or appliances

  • Textbooks

  • Manuals and Magazines

  • Televisions and computers

  • Golf clubs, Bicycles, Life Jackets, Large sports equipment 

  • Large Luggage and Suitcases

  • Sports Helmets

  • Golf Equipment

Items that we do not accept can go to the following places:

  • Anything broken or incomplete, stained, ripped, torn, or chipped: Please dispose of responsibly at any recycling or garbage facility. Unfortunately if it is in poor condition, it often requires us to use staff or volunteer time to take these items to the landfill and that is often time that we do not have. 

  • Food (Unopened or opened): If unopened, Mustard Seed Food Bank, UVic Food Bank, Our Place, or any accepting food bank in Victoria. If opened, friends/families or compost. 

  • Cleaning Substances (household cleaners and personal hygiene) If unopened, the Mustard Seed accepts personal hygiene products such as soap (dishwasher, clothing, or hand). The Habitat for humanity accepts unopened cleaning supplies.  If opened, family/friends or responsible disposal. 

  • Baby playpens, baby swings, baby cribs, or car seats: If in good condition and not expired, the Victoria Pregnancy Center will accept baby playpens, swings, and other materials (they do not accept cribs or car seats - it is due to laws and safety regulations).

  • Large furniture, mattresses, or appliances: The Habitat for Humanity accepts gently used furniture, mattresses, and appliances. Our place accepts gently used apartment sized furniture, mattresses, and appliances. 

  • Textbooks: The University of Victoria accepts textbook donations that help students around the country/world. 

  • Manuals and Magazines: Please consider donating to a local children's museum, art center, after-school program, a nearby school, or recycling responsibly. 

  • Televisions and computers: Good working televisions and TV sets are accepted by Our Place, Value Village, and the Salvation Army. 

  • Golf clubs, Bicycles, LifeJackets, Large sports equipment (i.e. hockey bags, pads, etc.): Sports equipment is accepted by VSSC (Victoria Sport and Social Club), Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and Kidsport. 

  • Please dispose of responsibly at any recycling or garbage facility. Unfortunately if it is in poor condition, it often requires us to use staff or volunteer time to take these items to the landfill and that is often time that we do not have. 

  • Food (Unopened or opened): If unopened, Mustard Seed Food Bank, UVic Food Bank, Our Place, or any accepting food bank in Victoria. If opened, friends/families or compost. 

  • Cleaning Substances (household cleaners and personal hygiene): If unopened, the Mustard Seed accepts personal hygiene products such as soap (dishwasher, clothing, or hand). The Habitat for humanity accepts unopened cleaning supplies.  If opened, family/friends or responsible disposal. 

  • Baby playpens, baby swings, baby cribs, or car seats: If in good condition and not expired, the Victoria Pregnancy Center will accept baby playpens, swings, and other materials (they do not accept cribs or car seats - it is due to laws and safety regulations).

  • Large furniture, mattresses, or appliances: The Habitat for Humanity accepts gently used furniture, mattresses, and appliances. Our place accepts gently used apartment sized furniture, mattresses, and appliances. 

  • Textbooks: The University of Victoria accepts textbook donations that help students around the country/world. 

  • Manuals and Magazines: Please consider donating to a local children's museum, art center, after-school program, a nearby school, or recycling responsibly. 

  • Televisions and computers: Good working televisions and TV sets are accepted by Our Place, Value Village, and the Salvation Army. 

  • Golf clubs, Bicycles, LifeJackets, Large sports equipment (i.e. hockey bags, pads, etc.): Sports equipment is accepted by VSSC (Victoria Sport and Social Club), Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and Kidsport. 

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