Who We Are

Gifts in Kind is a non-profit program established in Ottawa by United Way in 2001. We act as a central hub, gathering donations of surplus goods and services from individuals, corporate, governmental and non-profit entities and distributing them to over 200 non-profit agencies in the city of Ottawa. The Gifts in Kind program has been managed by the Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre since 2011. Over the last 7 years, Gifts in Kind distributed over $5 million worth of donations to Ottawa non-profit agencies.

Our Mission

In order to create a strong network of social service organizations with the capacity to meet the needs of their communities, we serve as a durable bridge for the donation of goods and services from the free-enterprise economy, individuals, governmental and non-profit agencies to other humanitarian agencies and individuals.

Our Vision

A caring community where surplus goods and services are purposefully used to reduce poverty and eliminate inequality.

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Our Values


We work together, and with the people we serve.


We are open-minded, sincere, and we are not judgmental.


We act in a way that respects our commitments to our co-workers and the people we serve.


We treat the people we serve with respect, and we provide them with accessible, courteous and diligent services.

We are receptive to the needs of the people we serve.


Our Team

Thanks to our Volunteers

Ibrahim Yavuz


Marion Namukwaya

Operation Manager

Ghada Doumyati

Digital Marketing Specialist

Please support us by donating goods and services.