Looking for ways to give this holiday season? Below is a list of community agencies that support those who are vulnerable and may be experiencing homelessness. Open the accordions to see agencies in your neighbourhood, along with their wish lists.

Each agency has listed specific details regarding drop off, which may include the need to call ahead of time. Please read these instructions carefully.  Please wear a mask when dropping off donations, and do not donate in-person if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.

Agency Name/Location Details
Kennedy House

Address: 1076 Pape Ave.

Telephone: 416-421-7776

Email: dsangabriel@kennedyhouse.org

Clients: Youth, age 16-24, experiencing homelessness

Items needed: Bluetooth headphones, hoodies, sweatshirts, sweatpants, gift cards, art supplies

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

Margaret’s Housing and Community Support Services

Address: 301 Broadview Avenue

Telephone: 416-463-1481

Email: info@margarets.ca

Clients: Individuals with mental health, addictions and/or other complex issues

Items needed: Coats, boots, undergarments, hats, gloves, scarves

Drop-offs: Please call to coordinate drop-off hours based on the location you would like to donate to.

WoodGreen: Red Door Family Shelter

Address: 21 Carlaw Avenue

Telephone: 416-915-5671

Email: operations@reddoorshelter.ca

 

Clients: Families and women fleeing abusive situations

Items needed: Toys (6-12 age group) for girls and boys, winter jackets and coats, winter accessories, non-perishable food

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

Agency Name/Location Details
The Salvation Army Islington Seniors’ Shelter

Address: 2671 Islington Avenue

Telephone: 416-366-2733

Email: natasha.frechette@salvationarmy.ca

Clients: Adults 55+ experiencing homelessness

Items needed: Winter coats and boots

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

Youth Without Shelter

Address: 6 Warrendale Court

Telephone: 416-748-0110

Email: akemp@yws.on.ca

Clients: Youth, age 16-24, experiencing homelessness

Items needed: New winter coats and accessories, new sweatshirts, sweatpants, pants/jeans in all sizes, new bras in all sizes, non-perishable food

Drop-offs: Sunday to Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please email or call 416-748-0110 x39 to arrange a drop-off time.

Agency Name/Location Details
Fred Victor: Bethlehem United Shelter

Address: 1161 Caledonia Rd.

Telephone: 416-644-1734

Email: dashby@fredvictor.org

Clients: Individuals and couples experiencing homelessness

Items needed: Pajamas, socks, towels, toiletries, gift cards

Drop-offs: Please call Michele Rose at 416-644-1734 x5202 or email at mrose@fredvictor.org to arrange a drop-off time.

The Salvation Army Florence Booth House

Address: 30 Norfinch Drive

Telephone: 416-737-5448

Email: Stephanie.Corringham@salvationarmy.ca

Clients: Single women experiencing homelessness

Items needed: Winter jackets and boots (all sizes), sweatshirts, pajamas, socks

Drop-offs: Please call to arrange a drop-off time. Staff will greet you outside to collect donations.

Agency Name / Location Details
Scarborough Village Residence

Address: 3306 Kingston Rd.

Telephone: 416-396-4188

Email: Kimberly.Benn@toronto.ca

Clients: Women and men age 55+ experiencing homelessness

Items needed: Women’s clothing (long sleeve shirts, sweaters, jeans, jackets/winter jackets in large or extra large), men’s clothing (jeans, sweatpants, hoodies in all sizes), boots and shoes in wider width, undergarments for men and women, sanitary products, toiletries

Drop-offs: December 6 to 9 and December 13 to 16, between 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Salvation Army Maxwell Meighen Scarborough Program

Address: 50 Estate Drive

Telephone: 416-898-9057

Email: mandy.nyarko@salvationarmy.ca

 

Clients: Men, age 45+, experiencing homelessness

Items needed: Winter jackets, gloves, hats, scarves, socks

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please call to coordinate a drop-off time.

 

Agency Contact Information Details
Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre

Address: 973 Lansdowne Avenue, 850/854 Bloor Street West, 14 Roncesvalles Avenue

Telephone: 416-989-6768

Email: suzette@conc.ca

Clients: Men, age 25-75, experiencing homelessness

Items needed: T-shirts in all sizes, boxers in all sizes, winter coats and accessories in all sizes, deodorant, lip balm

Drop-offs: 24 hours/7 days

Must show proof of vaccination if entering the building. Masks required.

Covenant House

Address: 21 McGill Street

Telephone: 416-598-4898

Email: asitchon@covenanthouse.ca

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Clients: Youth experiencing homelessness, at risk or trafficked

Items needed: Gift cards in $5 or $10 denominations to fast food restaurants, non-perishable food

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth  

Address: 401 Richmond Street W., Suite 245

Telephone: 416-977-4497

Email: skatz@evas.ca

Clients: Youth, age 16-24, experiencing homelessness

Items needed: Winter jackets and accessories (gloves, boots, shoes, hats), hygiene products, Black hair care products, laptops and tablets, gift cards

Drop-offs: Please call to coordinate drop-off time.

Fife House 

Address: 490 Sherbourne Street, 2nd Floor

Telephone: 416-205-9888

Email: nsookermany@fifehouse.org

 

Clients: People experiencing homelessness, people living with HIV/AIDS

Items needed: Non-perishable food, gift cards, Presto cards, winter clothing (gloves, toques, socks, scarves), cloth masks

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

Fred Victor Centre 1A Strachan Respite 

Address: 1A Strachan Avenue

Telephone: 416-364-3910

Email: jreyes@fredvictor.org

 

 

Clients: Adults experiencing homelessness

Items needed: Sweaters, sweatpants, towels, pillows, flip flops

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

Friends of Ruby 

Address: LL01-489 Queen Street East

Telephone: 416-359-0237

Email: info@friendsofruby.ca

Clients: LGBTQI2S+ youth experiencing homelessness

Items needed: Bedding, pillows, towels, toiletries, filing cabinets, bookshelves, food

Drop-offs: Tuesday to Friday, after 12 p.m.

Good Shepherd Ministries

Address: 412 Queen St. E.

Telephone: 416-869-3619

Email: info@goodshepherd.ca

Clients: People experiencing homelessness and extremely low-income individuals, primarily adult men

Items needed: Packaged baked goods or other sweets, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, disposable razors

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

Please call if you would like to drop off outside of the drop-off hours.

Margaret’s Housing and Community Support Services

Address: 21 Park Road, 323 Dundas Street East

Telephone: 416-463-1481

Email: info@margarets.ca

 

Clients: Individuals with mental health, addictions and/or other complex issues

Items needed: Coats, boots, undergarments, hats, gloves, scarves

Drop-offs: Please call to coordinate drop-off hours based on the location you would like to donate to.

Sistering

Address: 962 Bloor Street West

Telephone: 416-926-9762

Email: fundraising@sistering.org

 

Clients: Women and transgender people

Items needed: New or gently used running shoes, cell phones (working condition and unlocked), gift cards

Drop-offs: Please call or email to coordinate drop-off time.

St. Felix Centre

Address: 25 Augusta Avenue

Telephone: 416-203-1624

Email: communications@stfelixcentre.com

 

Clients: Adult women and men experiencing homelessness

Items needed: Winter coats and boots, winter accessories, socks, underwear

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

The Salvation Army Evangeline Residence

Address: 2808 Dundas Street West

Telephone: 416-762-9636 x236

Email: Stephanie.Corringham@salvationarmy.ca

Clients: Single women experiencing homelessness

Items needed: Jackets, women’s clothing, hygiene items, journals

Drop-offs: Please call to coordinate drop-off time.

The Salvation Army Gateway

Address: 107 Jarvis St.

Telephone: 416-368-8710

Email: judyrighton@thegateway.ca

 

Clients: Men’s shelter and community drop-in for street-involved men and women

Items needed: Winter coats and boots, men’s underwear (boxers preferred), disposable razors, antiperspirants or deodorants

Drop-offs: Please call to coordinate drop-off time.

The Salvation Army Maxwell Meighen

Address: 135 Sherbourne Street

Telephone: 416-366-2733

Email: evelyn.mitchell@salvationarmy.ca

 

Clients: Men 18+ experiencing homelessness

Items needed: Winter coats, men’s sweaters and pants, socks and undergarments (all sizes)

Drop-offs: 24 hours/7 days

The Salvation Army New Hope

Address: 29 Leslie Street

Telephone: 416-937-6678

Email: simranjit.kaur@salvationarmy.ca

Clients: Men experiencing homelessness

Items needed: Winter coats and boots, t-shirts and undergarments (M, L, XL), razors

Drop-offs: 24 hours/7 days

The Scott Mission

Address: 502 Spadina Avenue

Telephone: 647-303-7527

Email: jpicon@scottmission.com

Clients: Men experiencing homelessness, other services for families, children, youth and refugees

Items needed: Baby formula, winter boots (sizes 10 and 11), gloves, undergarments, razors

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

Toronto Community Hostel

Address: 191 Spadina Road

Telephone: 416-963-0043

Email: rishi.tch@rogers.com

Clients: Refugees experiencing homelessness

Items needed: Toys, household items, clothing, electronics, gift cards

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please call to coordinate a drop-off time.

YMCA of Greater Toronto

Address: 7 Vanauley Street

Telephone: 647-919-4300

Email: jennifer.white@ymcagta.org

Clients: Youth, age 16-24, experiencing homelessness

Items needed: Coats, hats, gloves, boots, socks

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

YWCA Toronto

Address: 87 Elm Street

Telephone: 416-961-8101 x335

Email: anowicka@ywcatoronto.org

 

Clients: Women and children experiencing homelessness

Items needed: Winter coats and boots, women’s and children’s clothing, grocery gift cards, toys

Drop-offs: Tuesday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please call to coordinate drop-off time.