The Big Brothers Big Sisters Montreal Foundation reinvents itself and becomes la Collecte Foundation

Montreal, June 8, 2021 – The Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation is proud to officially become la Collecte Foundation. This change of name and visual identity stems from the organization’s desire to stand out and expand its collection activities.

“For the past 22 years, we’ve been associated with the collection of clothing and household items. It was very important for us to diversify our offer to other types of materials. We’re extremely happy to be able to make this change today,” says Jean Laberge, General Manager.

By expanding their collection activities, la Collecte Foundation wants to continue to contribute to the social strength of its community and become a benchmark for Quebecers regarding the collection of reusable residential goods.

To facilitate the donation process, la Collecte Foundation offers a free pick-up at home service and has more than 250 donation boxes in the greater Montreal area. These drop-off locations are mainly located near food stores and in residential developments. In addition, last November, la Collecte Foundation opened its very first clothing and household goods donation centre, located at 95 boulevard de Gaulle, in Lorraine. We invite citizens to visit and drop off their second-hand goods.

Here is a list of items accepted by la Collecte Foundation:

  • Clothing and footwear
  • Household items
  • Toys
  • Tableware and kitchen items
  • Jewelry, handbags, hats

La Collecte Foundation will continue to support the cause of Big Brothers Big Sisters through the collection of clothing and household items. Donated goods from citizens benefit the development of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ youth mentoring programs to awaken the full potential of young people and equip them for the future.