Spring Cleaning for a Good Cause

Now in its 7th year, the Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale has become one of Ecology Ottawa’s flagship annual events. What started as a humble fundraiser in 2008 has grown into a massive event that—in addition to the garage sale itself—now features a vegetarian BBQ (join us for lunch), a bake sale (including hot coffee at the crack of dawn), and live musical performances.

For the main Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale page click here.


Folks, it’s time to spring clean and turn your trash into treasure. Your items will find a new loving home, help Ecology Ottawa and The Ottawa Food Bank, and any leftover items will be donated to worthy local charitable organizations. Plus, you’ll keep things out of the landfill.

We’ll accept anything and everything that is in good working order: clothes, books, movies, music, kitchen stuff, furniture, electronics, artwork, kids stuff, sports gear, thingamajigs, whatchamacallits… you name it!

If you have stuff to donate, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE OUR DONATION FORM, and we will follow-up with you shortly.

Volunteers Volunteering for this event is a lot of fun, and opportunities are available for folks of all ages. And yes, volunteering for the Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale can count towards your high school volunteer requirement!

We are currently seeking:

  • Committed volunteers to join our leadership team and help plan and implement this exciting community event (now until early June).
  • People with access to a vehicle (or a bike with trailer) to pick-up donations from folks without access to a car ahead of the sale, and to distribute leftover items to worthy organizations after the event (May 19-27).
  • Folks to sort donations in the days leading up to the event (May 19-23).
  • Lots of help at the actual event, including some brave souls to help set everything up at the crack of dawn, salespeople, folks to run the BBQ, people to paint kids’ faces, and plenty of other help to make the event run smoothly (Saturday, May 24).
  • Help in the days following the event, to sort the leftover items, distribute them to worthy local organizations, return items borrowed from our supporters, and tidy the venue (May 25-27).

If you are interested in volunteering: PLEASE CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE OUR VOLUNTEER FORM, and we will follow-up with you shortly.

Bake Sale Back by popular demand, we will be hosting a bake sale at the Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale.

If you would like to contribute some yummy treats to the sale (especially breakfast goods), PLEASE CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE OUR BAKING FORM, and we will follow-up with you shortly.


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