An extension of the Calgary Drop-In Centre, we are a donation and resource hub for Calgarians in need, as well as 120 agencies and outreach groups.
By the community for the community.

Free Goods Program

The Calgary Drop-In Centre (the DI) is a housing-focused emergency shelter, connecting people to permanent housing.

Yet, it’s difficult for low- or no-income Calgarians to furnish their homes with essential items, or access clothing and essential supplies.

Out of this need, the Free Goods Program was born, providing taken-for-granted “stuff” to Calgarians who need it.


We are part of the homeless-serving system of care and we work with other organizations to improve the quality of life of low- and no-income Calgarians.


Directly or indirectly, we work with any Calgarian who needs help and we offer support wherever we can. No questions asked.


We do our best not to let any donation or volunteer’s time go to waste, and we are always open to new opportunities.

Our Values


Kindness: We accept each person’s uniqueness with compassion and empathy.

Respect: Our actions honour the rights, differences, and dignity of others.

Wellness: We promote, provide and support holistic wellbeing.

Accountability: We operate with transparency and integrity in both our relationships and our commitments.

Community: Through collaborative partnerships, we work together as a team, building inclusive communities.



Without “things,” a new house or apartment is just a few walls and a ceiling. By providing accessible household furniture and goods, folks can build a “home.”


We prioritize physical safety in all of our operations, but we are also committed to the emotional safety of our staff, volunteers, donors, and program participants. Mental health is health.


Our programs are efficient and cost-effective, and we don’t let any resource go to waste. If we can’t use a donated item, we’ll recycle or sell it to help fund our programs.


We work with these incredible local agencies to make sure that every Calgarian has access to household goods, clothing, and essential items.

Alberta Health Services

Calgary Drop-In Centre

Women’s Centre of Calgary

Closer to Home Community Services

Trellis Society

Aboriginal Friendship Center of Calgary (AFCC)

Accessible Housing

Alberta Seventh Step Society

Calgary Alpha House Society

Awo Taan Healing Lodge Society

Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society

Bowwest Community Resource Centre

Brenda Strafford Society

Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre

Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth (CBFY)

Calgary Catholic Immigrant Society

Calgary Catholic School District

Calgary Housing Company

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA)

Calgary John Howard Society

Calgary Pregnancy Care Center

Calgary Seniors Resource Society

Calgary West Central Primary Care Network (CWCPCN)


Calgary Alternative Support Services Inc. (CASS)

Catholic Family Services of Calgary

Calgary Board of Education

Centre D’Appui Familial

Centre for Newcomers (CFN)

Children’s Cottage Society

Children’s Services

Cite Des Rocheuses

Calgary Living Alternative Services (CLAS)

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA Calgary)

Connections Counselling and Consulting Foundation

Calgary Police Service (CPS)

CUPS Calgary Society

Calgary West Central Primary Care Network (CWCPCN)

Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter (CWES)

Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society

Distress Centre Calgary

Calgary Dream Centre

Eastside Victory Outreach

Elements Calgary Mental Health Centre

Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary


Fresh Start Recovery Centre

HIV Community Link

Hull Family Services

Immigrant Services Calgary

Indigenous Mental Health

Inn from the Cold Society

Kerby Rotary House Senior Shelter

Mahmawi- atoskiwin

Multi Agency School Support Team (MASST)

McMan Youth, Family and Community Services Association

Metis Calgary Family Services


Mosaic Primary Care Network (PCN)

The Mustard Seed

Next Step Ministries

North East Family Connections Society

Progressive Alternatives Society of Calgary (PASC)

Persons With Developmental Disabilities (PDD)

Le PIA Calgary

Prenatal Outreach Support Team (POST)

Potential Place

Prospect Human Services

RIEL Institue for Education and Learning

Rise Calgary

Rowan House Scoiety

The Salvation Army Community Services Calgary

South East Community Resource Centre (SECRC)

Silvera for Seniors

Simon House Recovery Centre

Sonshine Community Services

Southern Alberta Brain Injury Society (SABIS)

SouthWest Communities Resource Centre

Strathmore Overnight Shelter

Sunrise Community Link Resource Center

Sunrise Healing Lodge Society

Alexandra Community Health Centre (The Alex)

The S.H.A.R.P. Foundation

Trinity Place Foundation of Alberta (TFPA)

Tsuu Tina Healthy Living

Wheatland Crisis Society

Women In Need Society (WINS)

Wood’s Homes

Worth Resolving Youth and Family Services

YWCA Calgary

YWCA Sheriff King Home