If you’re looking for ways to help people who are homeless and vulnerable this holiday season, you can make a donation to a community agency that serves them. Details about the types of donations they need can be found in each agency’s wish list below.

You can also volunteer with a community agency.

Agency Name/Location Details
Kennedy House
Youth Services Shelter Program
Address: 1076 Pape Ave.
Telephone: 416-421-7776
Email: abauld@kennedyhouse.org
Clients: At risk homeless youth

Items needed: Pajama sets, bathrobes, undergarments (children/youth/adults), hygiene products, slippers/flip flops, headphones/earbuds, make up, hats, gloves, scarves, gift cards, board games, toys (ages 6-12)

Drop-offs: Head Office – Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Shelter – any day 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Events: Coldest Night of the Year Fundraiser Walk on February 22, 2020

Agency Name/Location Details
Albion Neighbourhood Services

Address: 21 Panorama Court Ste 14
Telephone: 647-220-9658, 416-740-3704
Email: jose@albionservices.ca

Clients: Homeless, low income population including youth and children

Items needed: Grocery gift cards, winter coats and clothing, sleeping bags, hygiene products, bedding, first aid kits, gift cards for food, clothing and coffee

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Agency Name/Location Details
Engage and Change: Project Winter Survival

Address: 890 Caledonia Rd. Ste 200
Telephone: 416-785-5655
Email: jodys@bargainsgroup.com

 

Client: Homeless adults within GTA

Items needed: Winter socks, gloves, toques, scarves, personal care items to build Winter Survival Kits

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fred Victor: Bethlehem United Shelter

Address: 1161 Caledonia Rd.

Telephone: 416-644-1734 x5202
Email: sball@fredvictor.org

Clients: Homeless youths, adults, seniors

Items needed: Winter coats and clothing (plus sizes), hygiene supplies, undergarments, gift cards, passes to Toronto attractions

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lumacare Services

Address: 497 Wilson Ave.

Telephone: 416-398-5511
Email: llavallee@lumacare.ca

Clients: Vulnerable seniors

Items needed: Warm blankets, body soap, hats, gloves, slippers

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Events: Lumacare Holiday Care Kits – Providing community care kits to isolated seniors in the community

Wigwamen Inc

Address: 23 Lesmill Rd., Unit 106

Telephone: 416-481-4451
Email: ttootoosis@wigwamen.com

Clients: Indigenous

Items needed: Toys, school supplies, clothing, personal hygiene items, bedding, towels and related household items

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Events: Holiday Lunch in December. Date is to be determined.

Agency Name / Location Details
Agincourt Community Services Association

Address: 4155 Sheppard Ave. E., Ste 100

Telephone: 416-321-6912
Email: info@agincourtcommunityservices.com

Clients: Homeless individuals

Items needed: Men’s winter jackets (size L/XL), women’s winter jackets (size M/L), men’s winter boots (size 11,12,13), women’s winter boots (size 8, 9, 10), feminine hygiene products, long johns, sweatpants, toiletries

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Family Residence

Address: 4222 Kingston Rd.

Telephone: 416-397-1318
Email: Sophia.Pottinger@toronto.ca

 

Clients: Homeless families

Items needed: Men and women hygiene items, backpacks, lunch bags, water bottles, children socks, winter items, toys, school items, computers, art supplies

Drop-offs: 24 hours/7 days

Homes First Society

Address: 702 Kennedy Rd.

Telephone: 647-455-1674
Email: admin@homesfirst.on.ca

Clients: Homeless adults

Items needed: Winter gear (coats, boots, hats, scarves, gloves, sweaters), undergarments, toiletries, unopened chocolates and candies, gift cards (FreshCo., No Frills, Walmart)

Drop-offs: Monday to Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Warden Woods Community Centre

Address: 74 Firvalley Crt.

Telephone: 416-694-1138 x.42
Email: rosammag@wardenwoods.com

Clients: Homeless adults

Items needed: Personal hygiene supplies (toothbrush, soap, body wash, shampoo, shaving cream, razor), socks, mittens, scarves

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

YouthLink

Address: 636 Kennedy Rd.

Telephone: 416-597-1773 x.254, 437-772-3826
Email: evan.back@youthlink.ca

 

Clients: Youth, co-ed (ages 12-24) and their pets

Items needed: Gift cards – $10 to $15 denomination (Tim Horton’s, Walmart, Dollarama, Giant Tiger, grocery stores, McDonald’s, drug stores), women and men undergarments, toiletries, canned and dry food, women and men hoodies (M-XXL), slippers and sneakers (women sizes 7-9, men 8-12), toques, mittens, gloves, scarves

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday – call for more info

Events: Caring for Kids-Worldwide on November 15, 2019. BluesLink – our largest gala fundraiser in May.

Agency Contact Information Details
Arrabon House

Address: 29 Wilson Park Rd.

Telephone: 416-536-7037

Email: kprosper@arrabonhouse.org

Client: Young women 13-24 that are survivors of abuse, trauma, mental health and addiction challenges

Items needed: Non-perishable food, new bedding & towels, personal care and hygiene items, cleaning supplies, grocery and coffee shop gift cards

Drop-offs: Monday to Sunday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Covenant House

Address: 20 Gerrard St. E.

Telephone: 416-498-4898
Email: asitchon@covenanthouse.ca

Clients: Homeless youths (ages 16-24)

Items needed: Undergarments (men’s boxer briefs, women’s full bottom briefs), hair products, canned protein (tuna, chicken, ham, wieners), new men’s sweaters (size L to XXXL)

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please email before delivery.

CRC Self Help

Address: 90 Richmond St. E. Suite 201

Telephone: 416-591-6389

Email: fabianas@crcselfhelp.ca

Clients: Provide subsidized housing to low income singles in Toronto. Our housing model is permanent independent living.

Items needed: shower curtains, microwaves, single mattress covers

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Davenport Perth Neighbourhood Community & Health Centre 

Address: 1900 Davenport Rd.

Telephone: 416-656-8025
Email: info@dpnchc.ca

Clients: People of all ages experiencing mental health/addictions/homelessness and are low income

Items needed: Clothing, winter coats, boots, gloves, hats, scarves, hygiene supplies, toiletries, bedding, comforters, gift cards

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dixon Hall

Address: 351 Lake Shore Blvd. E.

Telephone: 416-863-0499 x.3336
Email: patricia.kavanagh@dixonhall.org

Clients: Homeless adults and couples

Items needed: Winter clothing and accessories, men’s clothing (all sizes), new undergarments, travel sized toiletries, men’s razors, books, magazines, puzzles

Drop-offs: 24 hours/7 days

Eva’s Satellite 

Address: 25 Canterbury Place

Telephone: 416-229-1874
Email: ksnow@evas.ca

Clients: Homeless youth (ages 16 to 24)

Items needed: Towels, bed sheets, blankets, hats, gloves, slippers

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Evangel Hall Mission

Address: 552 Adelaide St. W.

Telephone: 416-504-3563 x.235
Email: information@evangelhall.ca

Clients: People experiencing homelessness and poverty

Items needed: New socks, new underwear (size M, L and XL), winter boots, coats, short and long sleeve T-shirts (men/women’s)

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sundays 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Fred Victor: Bethlehem United Shelter

Address: 1161 Caledonia Rd.

Telephone: 416-644-1734 x.5202

Email: sball@fredvictor.org

Clients: Homeless youths, adults, seniors

Items needed: Winter coats and clothing (plus sizes), hygiene supplies, undergarments, gift cards, passes to Toronto attractions

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fred Victor: ETS’ Thrive! Program

Address: 59 Adelaide St. E. Suite 400

Telephone: 416-364-8986

Email: ets.reception@fredvictor.org

Clients: Trans-positive support group to focus on life skills, employment and housing issues

Items needed: Gift cards (coffee shop, make-up store, grocery, fast food), cosmetic items (primer, foundation, concealer, colour correcting sticks, nude pallets), skin care products (lip balm, moisturizer, make-up remover), trans-inclusive books written by non-binary and binary trans people

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Will not accept donations beyond December 16th at 12 p.m.

Fred Victor: Mary Sheffield House

Address: 512 Jarvis St.

Telephone: 647-214-2732

Email: msquibb@fredvictor.org

Clients: Women and transgender (age 55 up)

Items needed: Grocery gift cards, books, art supplies, hygiene supplies, incontinence supplies, puzzles, movie tickets

Drop-offs: Call for more information

Good Shepherd Ministries

Address: 412 Queen St. E.

Telephone: 416-869-3619
Email: info@goodshepherd.ca

Clients: Homeless and at-risk men

Items needed: Ground coffee, peanut butter, disposable razors, new men’s socks

Drop-offs: 24 hours/ 7 days

Haven Toronto

Address: 170 Jarvis St.

Telephone: 416-366-5377
Email: info@haventoronto.ca

Clients: Homeless men 50 years old and over

Items needed: Socks, undergarments, toques, gloves, footwear, toiletries

Drop-offs: Monday to Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Houselink Community Homes 

Address: 805 Bloor St. W.

Telephone: 416-539-0690
Email: inquiries@houselink.on.ca

Clients: Individuals and families living with mental health issues

Items needed: Winter clothing/outerwear (women and men – all sizes), board games, books, electronics, gift cards, event tickets

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

LOFT Community Services

Address: 15 Toronto St.

Telephone: 416-479-1994 x.2027
Email: mlee-tam@loftcs.org

Clients: Homeless population in Toronto including adults, youth and seniors

Items needed: Winter items (scarves, hats, gloves, coats), art supplies, toiletries, small blankets/throws, board games

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Events: LOFT Christmas Concert on December 2, 2019. There will be live performances by local artists. Tickets can be purchased on our website or by phone.

Margaret’s Housing & Community Support Services

Address: 323 Dundas St. E.

Telephone: 416-463-1481
Email: greg@margarets.ca

Clients: Homeless adults

Items needed: Women and men sweaters, new undergarment, winter clothing (coats, socks, toques, mittens)

Drop-offs: 24 hours/7 days

Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (Youth Transitional House)

Address: 382 Dundas St. E.

Telephone: 416-964-9087 x227
Email: jennifer.upshaw@ncct.on.ca

Clients: Housing 10 Aboriginal youths

Items needed: Hygiene supplies, gift cards, anything would be useful to put under the tree for the youths

Drop-offs: Monday and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Romero House

Address: 1558 Bloor St. W.

Telephone: 416-763-1303
Email: info@romerohouse.org

Clients: Refugee claimants

Items needed: Winter boots, warm socks, long underwear and other warm winterwear

Drop-offs: Monday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Salvation Army Gateway

Address: 107 Jarvis St.

Telephone: 416-368-8710
Email: judyrighton@thegateway.ca

Clients: Homeless and underhoused men (ages 21 years and up)

Items needed: Toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, hair brushes), feminine hygiene products, winter boots and coats or lightly used seasonal clothing

Drop-offs: Monday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Events: Santa Shuffle Fun Run on December 7. All money raised will go towards funding our Drop-In program.

Salvation Army: Maxwell Meighen Centre

Address: 135 Sherbourne St.

Telephone: 416-336-2733 x.248
Emailmelina_hozjan@can.salvationarmy.org

Clients: Homeless men

Items needed: Envelope sized file folders, day planners, sleeping bags, linens, clothes, undergarments, winter clothing and accessories, hygiene supplies, canned foods, mattresses

Drop-offs: 24 hours/7 days

Sanctuary

Address: 25 Charles St. E.

Telephone: 416-922-0628
Email: info@sanctuarytoronto.ca

Clients: Homeless experiencing addictions and mental health

Items needed: Sleeping bags, winter coats and boots, men’s jeans and hoodies

Drop-offs:

  • Monday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Seaton House

Address: 339 George St.

Telephone: 416-392-5549
Email: ssha@toronto.ca

Clients: Homeless adult men

Items needed: Warm men’s clothing, winter boots and coats, gift cards, toiletries

Drop-offs: Email lara.danon@toronto.ca to make arrangements

Event: Winter Craft Market at Royal York United Church December 1, 2018. Women who use Sistering’s services will be selling beautiful handcrafted items

Society of Saint Vincent De Paul – Amelie House

Address: 126 Pape Ave.

Telephone: 416-465-0475
Email: ameliehouse@rogers.com

Clients: Women (ages 18 – 65)

Items needed: Hygiene products (body soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, towels shampoo, undergarments, sanitary pads, body lotion)

Drop-offs: 24 hours/7 days

Sojourn House

Address: 101 Ontario St.

Telephone: 416-864-0515 x.242
Email: aoni@sojournhouse.org

Clients: Refugees

Items needed: Winter clothing (sweaters, coats, boots for men, women, youths and children, pajamas and night gowns, toys (ages 0 – 14), make-up kits

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Felix Centre

Address: 25 Augusta Ave.

Telephone: 416-203-1624
Email: iris@stfelixcentre.com

Clients: People experiencing homelessness or mental illness

Items needed: Men’s jeans, jogging pants, winter coats, undergarments, sweaters. Women’s footwear, undergarments, socks, sweaters. No children’s clothing.

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Events: Coldest Night of the Year on February 22, 2020 – walkathon to raise awareness about homelessness and raise funds to support our programs.

St. Stephen’s Community House

Address: 260 Augusta Ave.

Telephone: 416-925-2103
Email: ksanda@sschto.ca

Clients: Adults experiencing homelessness, poverty, mental health and substance use challenges

Items needed: Winter clothing and accessories (hats, scarves, gloves), sleeping bags, razors, men’s undergarments, gift cards (Tim Horton’s & McDonald’s), backpacks

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Street Health

Address: 338 Dundas St. E.

Telephone: 416-921-8668
Email: info@streethealth.ca

Clients: Homeless and underhoused individuals

Items needed: Sleeping bags (new & used and must be in good condition and freshly washed), new winter clothing and accessories (men’s long johns, socks, toques, hats, gloves, scarves)

Drop-offs: 

  • Monday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Church of the Holy Trinity         

Address: 10 Trinity Square

Telephone: 416-598-4521
Email: ecummings@holytrinity.to

 Clients: Marginalized members of the downtown Toronto community

Items needed: Gift cards to grocery stores to purchase food served Sunday – Friday

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Stop: Community Food Centre

Address: 1884 Davenport Rd.

Telephone: 416-652-7867
Email: christina@thestop.org

 Clients: Low-income, newcomers, precariously housed, pregnant women

Items needed: Hygiene items (shampoo/conditioner, soap, toothpaste/toothbrush, deodorant), sanitary napkins, baby wipes, socks

Drop-offs: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Stop’s Wychwood Open Door Drop In

Address: 729 St. Clair Ave. W.

Telephone: 647-410-7720
Email: lisa@thestop.org

Clients: Homeless, Indigenous, Elderly

Items needed: Socks, sleeping bags, hats, gloves, toiletries

Drop-offs: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Toronto Community Hostel

Address: 191 Spadina Rd.

Telephone: 416-925-4431 x.104
Email: rishi.tch@rogers.com

Clients: Newcomers and refugees

Items needed: Bedding, toys (balls, Lego, board games), gift cards (Walmart), events admission (ROM, Ripley’s)

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre

Address: 439 Dundas St.

Telephone: 416-360-4350
Email: housing@councilfire.ca

Clients: Homeless, low income, First Nations

Items needed: Hygiene products, socks, undergarments, toques, gloves, sleeping bags, jackets, canned/boxed goods

Drop-offs:

  • Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Toronto CRC Regent Park Community Food Centre

Address: 40 Oak St.

Telephone: 416-363-4234
Email: darryls@tcrc.ca

Clients: Homeless, those living with mental health, addictions and poverty

Items needed: Warm winter clothing

Drop-offs: Wednesdays

Events: December 19, 2019

Toronto North Support Services

Address: 145 Front St., Ste 304

Telephone: 647-777-0130
Email: sarahc@tnss.ca

 Clients: Homeless and mental health

Items needed: Items for people who live outdoors, socks, undergarments, long underwear, hats, mittens, warm clothing

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WoodGreen Community Services

Address: 650 Queen St. E.

Telephone: 416-645-6000 x.2500
Email: info@woodgreen.org

Clients: People who are at risk of becoming homeless, street involved or currently homeless

Items needed: Sleeping bags, blankets/comforters, winter coats and boots, winter hats/gloves/scarves

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WoodGreen: Red Door Family Shelter
Address: 21 Carlaw Ave.Telephone: 416-915-5671
Email: inkind@reddoorshelter.ca
Clients: Families, refugees, women who are fleeing from violence

Items needed: New household items (toasters, microwaves, dish sets, cups, blenders, cutlery), new sheets and towels, baby items (clothing, wipes, toiletries, diapers of all sizes), adult toiletries, winter clothing for all gender and ages, non-perishable food (pasta sauce, corn, beans, baked beans with no pork), food vouchers for our shelter food banks, gift cards (No Frills, Food Basics, FreshCo., Metro, Loblaws)

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Yonge Street Mission

Address: 306 Gerrard St. E.

Telephone: 416-929-9614
Email: info@ysm.ca

Clients: Street involved youths, families facing crisis situations and adults facing chronic poverty

Items needed: Women and men winter clothing and accessories, toiletries, gift cards for groceries and drug stores

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

YWCA Toronto

Address: 87 Elm St.

Telephone: 416-961-8101 x.332
Email: kedwards@ywcatoronto.org

Clients: Marginalized women and children facing such barriers as violence, homelessness, poverty and mental health

Items needed: Brand new toys, toiletries women’s and children’s socks, slippers and pajamas

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Agency Name / Location Details
Horizons for Youth

Address: 422 Gilbert Ave.

Telephone: 416-781-9898
Email: info@horizonsforyouth.org

Clients: Homeless and at-risk youth

Items needed: Gift certificates (malls, stores, fast-food restaurants, coffee shops, movie theatres), new clothing, pyjama bottoms, hoodies, sweat pants, leggings, gloves, toques, scarves, underwear (men/women’s adult sizes), toiletries

Drop-offs: Open 24/7. Please deliver gifts by December 16, 2019.

Weston King Neighbourhood Centre

Address: 2017 Weston Rd.

Telephone: 416-241-9898
Email: info@wknc.ca

Clients: Marginalized population

Items needed: Sleeping bags, kitchen cleaning supplies, winter coats and clothing and winter boots (women & men), toiletries, pet food, bedding

Drop-offs: Wednesday and Thursday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Events: Christmas Dinner and Holiday Giveaway