Clothing & Footwear

BowWest can help outfit a growing family and dress you for a new job.
Our clothing room also welcomes donations of new and gently-used clothing and footwear for people of all ages.

Clothing Room

BowWest’s Ranchlands office has a free clothing room in the basement. The clothing, footwear, children's books and toys are donated by community residents. Free footwear is also provided by Canadian Footwear, Dalhousie Station.  


To help contain the spread of COVID-19, our volunteers who oversee the Clothing Room have temporarily stopped their work. We are still accepting clean and gently worn WARM WINTER WEAR and boots to distribute to those who are without. Please contact WINS (403-255-5102) for the remainder of your donations of clothing and household items.

Winter Clothing

BowWest connects people to agencies that supply winter wear or cold clothing give-aways.

Clothing Give-Aways

BowWest helps publicize information about clothing give-aways sponsored by local churches or service groups.

Clothing Referrals

Some agencies offer free clothing programs based on referrals. BowWest makes free clothing referrals to organizations like Women In Need Society (WINS), The Walk-In Closet and My Best Friend’s Closet.  


These activities have ended for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Work-Related Clothing

Clothing items needed for employment may qualify for payment through the Basic Needs Fund.