Big Smiles Frequently Asked Questions

Who Am I Helping By Donating To Big Smiles?

  • You’re helping the environment by recycling your used items.
  • You’re helping provide clothing for low-income families.
  • You’re helping provide more mentors to children through Big Brothers Bigs Sisters of Winnipeg.
  • You’re helping remove clutter, which is associated with improved mental health.

HOW TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL PICK UP?

  • Please package items in bags or boxes – be sure to clearly label your items with a “B”.
  • Place items in front of your home, on your front steps, and clearly visible from the street  by 8:00am on your pick-up day.
  • Your items will be collected between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm that day.
  • Please wrap breakables with paper and place in a box to prevent breakage.
  • In case of bad weather, please place all items in plastic and/or cover them, if possible.

What Do We Pick Up?

CLOTHING AND SOFT GOOD ITEMS

Anything made of material, regardless of season.

  • adult/children’s clothing
  • shoes/boots
  • linens
  • draperies
  • sewing remnants
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

Items & Kitchenware – items must be in working condition, resalable condition and clean.

  • knick-knacks and small appliances (toasters, coffee makers, microwaves etc.)
  • toys/games
  • books * not encyclopedias
  • sporting equipment
  • garden tools
FURNITURE

We no longer accept furniture items of any kind. For furniture donations we recommend you contact one of these charities:

Can I Drop Off My Donation?

Our Big Smiles Collection Crew Has Drop-Off Location Conveniently Located Across The City!

Our team collects donations made at our drop off sites once a week. With our bins located in every Winnipeg Neighborhood, this is the easiest way to donate your second-hand items and help support a great cause!

Look for the green Big Smiles Bins in your neighborhood!