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Little Brothers Boutiques

A Good Deed for Seniors, Your Wallet, and the Planet

Located in the heart of the Plateau Mont-Royal in Montréal, Little Brothers’ Boutiques offer a great variety of top quality second-hand personal and household items, all at a friendly price. With new arrivals of unique items every day, you’re bound to find a treasure just right for you.

All funds raised are donated to the Little Brothers Foundation to support its work and counter the social isolation of seniors.

Finds you can make

Clothing, jewelry, toys, books, and even furniture…there is something for everyone.

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Get the first look at our new arrivals

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How do I donate items?

Most items are easy to donate. Simpy drop them off in the collection box located at 1380 rue Gilford at the corner of rue Garnier in Montréal. You can drop off your donations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Larger items, such as picture frames and small pieces of furniture, can be brought in during business hours. Please make an appointment if you would like to donate large pieces of furniture.

Please note that we do not accept upholstered furniture (chairs, mattresses, beds, bed bases, sofas, futons). We do not do home pickups or deliveries, and Little Brothers never solicits donations at home.Tax receipts will not be issued for items donated.

Anchored in the Community since the Early 1980s

The first Little Brothers Boutique has been an important part of the neighbourhood and community since it opened in the early 1980s. It has quickly become a place that fosters connections between volunteers, customers, and the seniors who shop there.

Ours boutiques also provides the much appreciated opportunity for our Great Friends to clothe and equip themselves for free.

It embodies Little Brothers’ values, and the profits, donated to the Foundation, allow the mission to continue. We are grateful and thank all donors and volunteers without whom this could not exist.

Our Boutique makes a real difference on many levels by:

  • giving new life to second hand objects;
  • offering affordable goods to its customers;
  • reducing waste;
  • creating a sense of belonging for seniors who come to the shop;
  • contributing to Little Brothers’ mission across Quebec with its profits;
  • valuing the volunteer commitment and participation of those involved;
  • offering free items and clothing to seniors supported by Little Brothers;
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Impact in the Community

$823,188

annual sales on July 31st, 2023

8

employees

45 to 60

volunteers who offer a minimum of 4 hours per week

2

boutiques

15,000

bags – or nearly 312 tons – of second-hand clothing and accessories are received each year

100%

of sales are donated to the Little Brothers Foundation to support its mission

Little Brothers Boutique’s Values

Discounts

Low prices all year round

Variety

New arrivals daily and unlimited choice

Proximity

A business at the heart of its community

Commitment

A valuable contributor to the mission

Human contact

A welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff

A great way to get involved

Do you have a few hours per week or per month to spare? Join the dynamic and friendly team.

There are several volunteer opportunities available to you, and you can volunteer according to your skills and wishes. We have positions available:

  • sorting;
  • cash register;
  • creation of photo and video content;
  • customer service;
  • merchandise display.

Giving your time to our boutiques means giving a second life to all the goods that are donated and actively contributing to an environmentally and socially responsible mission. It is a concrete and effective way to fight against social  isolation among seniors.

How do I become a volunteer?

Photo of Diane Lalonde arranging clothes on racks.

«  I chose to volunteer for Little Brothers because I really care about it, but also because it makes me feel good to give my time to others who need it. I have been volunteering for twelve years now and I hope to continue for a long time, it’s like a big family!»

Françoise Giroux, volunteer since 2011

A Word from the Director

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« Since 1981, we have been working in the Plateau Mont-Royal neighborhood to support the Little Brothers mission to alleviate the social isolation of elders. Thank you again to all the volunteers who are committed to Little Brothers, and without whom none of this would be possible!»

David Starck, Director of Commercial Operations

Thanks to our partners

  • Centre d’action bénévole de Montréal – Volunteer Bureau of Montreal;
  • Centre d’action bénévole l’Est de Montréa – Volunteer Bureau of Eastern Montreal;
  • Forum des citoyens aînés de Montréal;
  • Social workers from CIUSS and hospitals;
  • CHSLD and residential care workers;
  • The community service of the SPVM;
  • The public health department;
  • Trajet Jeunesse;
  • Tel-Aînés;
  • P.A.S. de la rue.

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