Sign up for our newsletter and get a curated list of the top trending stories and exclusive rewards every day.

Trending Topics

Get the MTL Blog app

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Montrealers Can Donate & Buy Used Clothing Through Instagram Thanks To This Local Company

And all proceeds are then donated to charity.
Contributing Writer
Montrealers Can Donate & Buy Used Clothing Through Instagram Thanks To This Local Company

There are a million and one ways to make a difference in your city, and Charity Closet Montreal has found a modern way of doing the age-old clothing donation: by using Instagram!

Every Sunday, the Instagram page features donated items for sale, which other locals can then purchase and all of the net proceeds go to charity.

Whoever donates their clothing (or other items) gets to choose where the money from the sales goes.

Editor's Choice: Here Are The 5 Regions In Quebec With The Highest Number Of COVID-19 Cases Right Now

"Charity Closet is an easy, environmentally-friendly and accessible way to make a difference in society," Caitlin Murphy, the founder, told MTL Blog. And, any Montrealer can participate.

"Anyone can donate their goodies that are in sellable condition (clothes, household items, accessories, toys, kids clothes) and when they do, we ask them to choose a cause that is near and dear to their hearts in order to donate the proceeds made with their closet to that cause."

After that, Caitlin picks up the donated items, washes them, and shares photos of them on Charity Closet's Instagram story so that other people can purchase them.

All funds collected from that then go to the chosen charity and buyers later get their new items delivered to their door, which happens on a weekly basis.

Causes that Charity Closet has already donated to include Rescue All Dogs Co., Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, Auberge Shalom, St. Michael's Mission, Armenia Fund, Native Women's Shelter of Montreal, Stacey's Wish, and more.

More from MTL Blog

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.