New and used clothing donated by the community at large is provided, free of charge, to anyone who visits the Clothing Centre, located in the Old DI on Fourth Avenue SE.
On average, between two hundred to two hundred and fifty individuals visit the Clothing Centre when it is open. In 2011, nearly 140,000 articles of clothing were given to over 25,000 individuals (not including work items such as boots and gloves provided through the Employment Office). Clients are permitted to take up to 5 articles of clothing per visit.
Hours of Operation
- Mondays – 9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm
- Thursday – 9:00am – 12pm and 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Clients who cannot access The Clothing Centre during daytime hours due to work or school commitments are served through a mobile night service on the residential floors. Any client in need of emergency clothing or footwear can access this by request to the 2nd Floor Day Office from 7:00am-9:00pm or through their residential floors nightly between 9:00pm-7:00am.
The Clothing Centre also provides home packages of bedding, towels, dishes and blankets to low income Calgarians and clients moving out of the DI or other shelters.
Clothing Room Needs
- Foot Wear
- Coats (Light and Heavy)
- Mitts (Winter)