GIFT-IN-KIND PROGRAM Frequently Asked Questions
- Gifts in-Kind Program was established by United Way in Ottawa in 2001 to respond to calls from individuals and corporations wishing to donate goods and transferred to Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre in 2011.
- The program is funded by United Way East Ontario and RRCRC.
- This city-wide initiative enables individual, corporate, governmental, and non-profit donors to provide items to approximately 190 nonprofit recipient agencies.
- Since 2011, we have grown by 25% and are continuing to expand the program. In the last 7 years more than $6 million worth of donations distributed to our registered agencies.
- Visit giftsinkindottawa.ca or call 613 745 0073 ext 133 to get in touch with the program manager.
- Once an agency match has been confirmed, the recipient agency will contact you to discuss the logistics for the pickup or delivery of your donation.
- CRT television, DVD players, VCR players
- Used Clothes
- Used mattresses
- Hazardous, flammable or toxic materials
- Children’s car seats or drop-side cribs
- Items that have been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Government of Canada
Donations from individuals:
Once the original sales receipt has been provided, Gifts in-Kind Program will depreciate the value based on the age and condition of the item. If the donor does not provide the original receipt or appraisal document, we use a variety of public sources e.g., Kijiji, Craigslist, etc. to establish a value for the item.
Donations from corporations:
If the donated item is an asset (e.g., used computers), the individual guidelines (above) apply.
If the donation is from inventory e.g., clothes from a retailer, an invoice is required to establish the fair market value.