Shop for a Cause

Check out our unique boutique! All proceeds go towards Dovercourt's charities. 

We are proud to provide a sales location for local charitable initiatives, or international initiatives championed by local people. This gives you a chance to get a great gift for someone and give to a cause at the same time! Support your local & global community.

Our Shop for a Cause items are available at our downstairs Customer Service desk.

Soccer Blanket - (limited stock)

soccer blanket

A great gift for the juniorsoccer enthusiast! Machine washable. Limited edition, only 8 available.
Donated by a Dovercourt staff member. Proceeds go to All Out Africa, to support the Under 10 Co-ed Football Tournament.

$69 + tax -- NOW 50% off

Oli's Adventure

Oli's adventure book

A book by CarolAnne Black. A boy from Ottawa goes off in search of pirate ships and treasure but instead finds adventure  and friendship on a Canadian Coastguard research vessel, the CCGS Kellerman. Oli’s Ocean Adventures is locally written, illustrated, printed and designed. Even Oli, the star of the book, is from Ottawa! CarolAnne did most of her writing at Dovercourt Recreation Centre.

$12 + tax

The Four Walls of my Freedom by Donna Thomson

Four Walls of my Freedome book

Donna Thomson is a local author and mother of two. Her book "the Four Walls of My Freedom " tells the story of her struggles and triumphs as a family dealing with a son who is profoundly handicapped.
$19.95 + tax

Dovercat Stuffies

dovercat stuffie

Plush, cuddly and portable! Our beloved Dovercourt mascot, Dovercat, is available as a stuffie in a variety of colours. 
$10 + tax

Africat stuffie

Africat stuffie

Dovercat’s African cousin, made in Uganda!
Hand sewn in local fabrics by Ugandan women working with orphaned children (many of whom are former child soldiers). $15.00

Dovercat Towel


Stay warm or get dry with this poncho-style towel! Locally made by Eco-equitable, a registered Canadian charity, which provides temporary employment and skills development training through small-scale textile recycling. Proceeds above cost are donated to All Out Africa* gardening initiative, called “Green-Habits Gardens“.
$45 + tax

Doggie Coats

doggie coat

Your pooch will stay warm & clean in a Dovercourt doggie jacket!
Upcycled from Dovercourt tshirts by Robin of Sew Crazy. After taking classes at EcoEquitable, Robin has started her own business. She sews one of a kind fashions from previously loved clothing and from fabrics purchased from EcoEquitable. Robin is also a board member of EcoEquitable.
$29.95 + tax


Gnome around the Globe visits Southeast Asia

gnome book

Written by Amberlea Williams. Though Gnome loves his quiet and cozy forest home, he often gets the urge to get out and explore. Join Gnome on this unforgettable journey as he explores the beautiful and unique sights, sounds, and tastes of Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia. The book’s 32 pages of lush illustrations will have you packing your own bags and heading for the airport!

LoveOttawa tshirts

love ottawa shirt

loveOttawa is a unique online social initiative that celebrates our city, along with its rich and dynamic community – highlighting everything from culture to culinary, business to education, lifestyle to tourism. Our humble, friendly and positive project has been active for three years. Besides highlighting the wonderful people that make up Ottawa and shining light on its many beautiful landmarks, great neighbourhoods and positive happenings, it also asks the question “What do you love about Ottawa?” .
With loveOttawa we often use the phrase “reasons to loveOttawa” on our social media platforms, accompanied by a short description and a photograph. The interest has been great and is ongoing.  In order to help fund our project, we are selling t-shirts with a unique design that has words highlighting and describing the city. With the upcoming Ottawa 2017 celebrations, we aim to continue to spread the love of our awesome city and to reach out to as many individuals as possible.

$20 including tax

"Now That I’m Here" by Amanda Sage

Now that I'm here book cover

Now That I’m Here was written as a tribute to a very special little girl, Kate Drury, who passed away on November 30, 2015 at age eight. She died of a very rare form of mitochondrial disease called sideroblastic anemia, immune deficiency, fever and developmental delay (SIFD). Now That I’m Here was released in September 2016 during Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week. The book is available for print-on-demand orders, in English and French (as Toujours ici). It’s a very personal story about young Kate; it also touches on universal themes, offering a way for families to teach their children about death, illness and disability through a sensitive and uplifting book. My hope is that Now That I’m Here can help continue Kate’s legacy, spread awareness into mitochondrial disease and lead to better treatment—profits will go to the CHEO Research Institute toward research into SIFD.

Visit the Now That I'm Here website to learn more