Did you know that for the past few years OIM has been the grateful recipient of clothing and footwear from Value Village in Kanata?
Every second week, OIM Volunteers Judy and Wendy pick up 4 large boxes and/or bags of seasonal clothing and footwear that are promptly delivered to our Tuesday drop-in at Knox Presbyterian Church in downtown Ottawa.
This has been a tremendous blessing for our Drop-In guests!
Each Tuesday, as the doors of our Drop-In open at 10am, the first place many go to is our Clothing Room. Everything is FREE and there is always a line-up to get into the room!
Whether someone is in need of a T-shirt in the summer, a pair of jeans in the fall, or warm coat in the winter, there is often a variety to choose from for young and old alike. And whether an individual needs their Social Assistance dollars to stretch a bit further or a visitor has nothing but a backpack filled with their worldly possessions, the Drop-In Clothing Room has become a valuable source of help in times of need.
The privilege of being able to give what we have is, in no small measure, due to the generosity of our community of support, among whom is Value Village, Kanata.
While OIM is ALWAYS in need of clothing and footwear, gladly receiving from the community, it goes without saying that the donations we receive from Value Village are a tremendous help especially in these times as the need on the streets seems only to increase.
This is why we feel especially blessed to be in partnership with Value Village who also partners with other charities in the community through their “Get To Give Program.”
Here is a special note from our Value Village partner in Kanata about this very special program:
Value Village continues to support the Ottawa Innercity Ministries as part of our Get to Give Program. This cycle of giving allows us to take unsold items from our sales floor and distribute them in the community where they’re really needed. Your unwanted goods can do a world of good for our community. Donating your gently- used clothing and household items to support the Ontario Federation of Cerebral Palsy at the Community Donation Centre at the Value Village located at 5487 Hazeldean Road, Kanata; will support their local programs supporting independence, inclusion, choice and full integration of all persons with Cerebral Palsy. Value Village pays the Ontario Federation of Cerebral Palsy for every item donated.
Drop off hours:
- Monday to Saturday: 9:00am to 9:00pm
- Sunday: 10:00am- 7:00pm
- Ontario Federation of Cerebral Palsy: 1-800-226-8464
- Value Village (Kanata): 613-836-1549
Our thanks to Value Village for all the good work you do!
– Jelica, Staff