If you are looking for ways to help people who are homeless and vulnerable this holiday season, here are some suggestions from the community agencies that serve them. The tables below are organized by location and sorted alphabetically.

If you want to volunteer in particular, all of the agencies looking for volunteers are noted at the end of the list. Details about types of help needed can be found in each agency’s listing.

Please contact the organization before dropping off your donation or for more information about volunteering. Details about each agency can be found by visiting their websites.

Agency Name/Location Details
Kennedy House
Youth Services Shelter Program
1076 Pape Ave

 Michelle Cutts
416-421-7776 or
416-299-3157 ext 202
mcutts@kennedyhouse.org
Kennedy House

Clients: Homeless youth

Items needed: New pyjamas, headphones/earbuds, new slippers, hats, gloves, scarves, travel mugs

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

YWCA Toronto
Women’s Shelter
Victoria Park Ave and Danforth Ave
PO Box 93647
(Confidential location)

Elaine Battistel
416-693-7342
ebattistel@ywcatoronto.org
YWCA Toronto

Clients: Women and children fleeing violence

Items needed: Cutlery and kettle, children’s clothing (any size especially boys), winter coats, boots (women/children any size), mattress covers, Lego, art materials, personal hygiene supplies for youth

Drop-offs: Call to make arrangements

Agency Name/Location Details
Anduhyaun Inc
1296 Weston Rd

Jannies Le
416-243-7669
programdirector@anduhyaun.org
Anduhyaun Inc

Clients: Indigenous women and children fleeing abuse

Items needed: Grocery gift cards, winter coats, boots, non-perishable food, TTC tokens, monetary donations

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

Events: Winter Campaign, November 27 to December 3, details

Youth Without Shelter (YWS)
6 Warrendale Crt

Judy Leroux
416-748-0110 ext 26
communications@yws.on.ca
Youth Without Shelter

Clients: Homeless youth 16 to 24

Items needed: Gift cards for youth, personal hygiene supplies (body wash, shampoo large or travel size), toothpaste, new towels (bath size)

Drop-offs: Call to make arrangements

Volunteers needed: YWS has an active donate-a-meal program, volunteers can choose to provide, prepare or serve a meal. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@yws.on.ca

 

Agency Name/Location Details
Lumacare Services
497 Wilson Ave

Natasha Bowes
416-398-5511
nbowes@lumacare.ca
Lumacare Services

Clients: Seniors

Items needed: Gift cards (grocery stores, pharmacies), new socks, gloves, hats

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

Volunteers needed: To assist as Meals on Wheels drivers and to help prepare Christmas gifts for seniors

Wigwamen Inc
23 Lesmill Rd Unit 106

Vonnie Gibson
416-481-4451
vgibson@wigwamen.com
Wigwamen Inc

Clients: Indigenous people living in shelters, second stage housing or housed

Items needed: Gift cards (groceries, food), non-perishable food for Christmas baskets, toys/gifts (babies, youth, elderly), diapers/baby wipes, new underwear (men, women, children, youth)

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

Agency Name / Location Details
Agincourt Community Services Association
(ACSA North)
4155 Sheppard Ave E Ste 100

Tina Ismail
416-321-6912
itina@agincourtcommunityservices.com
Agincourt Community Services (North)

Clients: Homeless adults

Items needed: New underwear (men’s all sizes), gloves (men/women’s all sizes), winter boots (men’s large sizes 13/14), winter coats (men/women’s all sizes), personal hygiene supplies

Drop-offs: Mondays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Agincourt Community Services Association
(ACSA South)
202 Markham Rd

Jenifer Kissoore
416-267-0115
kjenifer@agincourtcommunityservices.com
Agincourt Community Services (South)

Clients: Homeless adults

Items needed: Winter outerwear/accessories (men/women’s), winter boots (men/women’s), long johns, sleeping bags, personal hygiene supplies

Drop-offs: Thursdays, call for details

Homes First Society
90 Shuter Street 2nd Fl

Patricia Kavanagh
416-214-1870
patricia.kavanagh@homesfirst.on.ca
Homes First Society

 

 

Clients: Homeless adults living with mental health and addiction concerns, refugees, newcomers, survivors of violence and abuse

Items needed: Personal hygiene supplies, bath towels/robes, new or gently used bedding (sheets/blankets), new or gently used winter clothing/accessories, gift cards

Drop-offs: 24/7 at

Kennedy’s Shelter
702 Kennedy Rd
Anneisha McLean or Martha Falk
anneisha.mclean@homesfirst.on.ca
martha.falk@homesfirst.on.ca

Scarborough Shelter
3576 St Clair Ave E
Thomas Ryan
Thomas.ryan@homesfirst.on.ca

Volunteers needed: Yes, contact for details

Warden Woods Community Centre
Drop-in Lunch Program

40 Teesdale Pl

Barbara Garcia
416-694-1138 ext 164
barbarag@wardenwoods.com
Warden Woods

Clients: Homeless adults

Items needed: Warm winter wear/clothing (men/women’s), hats, new socks, new underwear, gift cards (hot drinks/food), bingo machine/other games, holiday gifts (men/women’s)

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

Warden Woods Community Centre
Homelessness and Eviction Prevention
605 Kennedy Rd

Mina Malik
647-879-5119
minam@wardenwoods.com
Warden Woods

Clients: Homeless and precariously housed adults

Items needed: Gift cards, household goods, clothing/accessories, personal hygiene supplies, gift cards (barber shops), non-perishable food

Drop-offs: Wednesdays and Fridays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

Agency Contact Information Details
519 Church Street Community Centre
(The 519)
519 Church St

Stacy Kelly
416-392-6874
giving@the519.org
The 519

Clients: LGBTQ youth and adults experiencing homelessness and marginalization

Items needed: New winter outer clothing (coats, snowsuits, jackets, boots), new winter accessories (hats, gloves, mittens, socks), personal hygiene supplies (deodorant, dental items, menstrual products), toys for newcomers program

Drop-offs:
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Volunteers needed: Volunteers are not needed during the holidays but welcome throughout the year. Details

Event: Pink Market X-MAS, a queer craft, fashion, art, and literary fair at The 519 on December 8 and 9

Adam House
430 Gladstone Ave

Lucy Chaimiti
416-538-2836
lchaimiti@adamhouse.org
Adam House

Clients: Refugee claimants

Items needed: Sheet sets, warm blankets/comforters, winter coats, boots, new warm socks

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

Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre (CONC)
854 Bloor St W

Deborah Jules or Erika Acomata
416-854-8941
deborah@conc.ca
erika@conc.ca
Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre

Clients: Homeless adults, seniors, newcomers, refugees

Items needed: Vouchers/gift cards, TTC tokens, winter coats/sweaters (men/women’s), non-perishable food, personal hygiene supplies

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cowan House
201 Cowan Ave

Sheree Montague
416-901-8314
sheree.montague@dixonhall.org
Dixon Hall

Clients: Homeless women

Items needed: movie/gift cards, bath towels/face cloths, new cosmetics, full pyjamas, laundry soap, fabric softener

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

CRC Self Help
90 Richmond St E Ste 201 

Fabiana Spehar
416-591-6389 ext 226
fabianas@crcselfhelp.ca
CRC Self Help

Clients: Homeless and low-income singles

Items needed: Shower curtains, living room chairs, comforters/blankets, couches, kitchen/dining table and four chairs

Drop-offs: Call to make arrangements(various locations)

Davenport Perth Neighbourhood Community and Health Centre 
1900 Davenport Rd

Eileen Hannan
416-656-8025
ehannan@dpnchc.ca
Davenport Perth Neighbourhood Community and Health Centre

Clients: People of all ages facing economic and/or social barriers

Items needed: Clothing, winter coats, boots (men’s sizes 10/11/12/13),  gloves, hats, scarves, bedding, gift cards

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday noon hour

Dixon Hall
58 Sumach St

Rebecca Hare
416-863-0499
rebecca.hare@dixonhall.org
Dixon Hall

Clients: Homeless adults

Items needed: Gift cards (grocery stores), new winter boots (adult sizes), linens (sheets, blankets), non-perishable food, gloves/mittens

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

Volunteers needed: Groups needed to deliver Meals on Wheels

Eva’s Initiatives
401 Richmond St W Ste 245

Beth Gebreab
416-977-4497 ext 2020
bgebreab@evas.ca
Eva’s Initiatives

Clients: Homeless youth 16 to 24

Items needed: Gift cards (fast food, clothing and/or grocery stores, Shoppers Drugmart, Dollar Store)

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

Evangel Hall Mission
552 Adelaide St W

Angela Zhang
416-504-3563
information@evangelhall.ca
Evangel Hall Mission

Clients: Homeless people and low-income individuals and families

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 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Volunteers needed:
Drop-In Centre volunteers
needed to assist with serving breakfast and lunch at the food counter (Monday to Friday), sorting food donations and clothing items
Out of the Cold volunteers needed to assist with welcoming guests and serving dinner at the food counter Tuesdays from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Fort York Residence
38 Bathurst St

Leianne Spiteri
416-338-8800
leianne.spiteri@toronto.ca
Fort York Residence

Clients: Homeless men, men in transitional housing program

Items needed: Winter hats, gloves, T-shirts, pyjamas, new underwear, personal hygiene supplies (toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc)

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

Fred Victor
Community Food Access Program
145 Queen St E

Maureen Dolan
416-364-8228
mdolan@fredvictor.org
Fred Victor

Clients: Marginalized individuals, homeless adults

Items needed: Financial donations, grocery gift cards, food donations in bulk (potatoes, meat, protein, bread)

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m

Fred Victor
The Dan Harrison/George Street Program
210 Dundas St W

Charmaine Walker
416-482-4103 ext 288
cwalker@fredvictor.org
Fred Victor

Clients: Low-income adults experiencing difficulty in day-to-day living as a result of severe and persistent mental health challenges and/or substance use challenges

Items needed: Grocery store/Dollar Store gift cards, blankets, personal hygiene supplies, hats, gloves, scarves, new socks

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fred Victor
Hostel Outreach Program
210 Dundas St W 4th Fl

Deqa Farah
416-482-4103 ext 312
dfarah@fredvictor.org
Fred Victor

Clients: Homeless women with serious mental illness and addiction and difficulty functioning in the community

Items needed: Warm fleeced lined mittens and socks, grooming supplies, personal hygiene supplies (including travel size), new underwear

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

Volunteers needed: Yes, contact for details

Fred Victor
Women’s 24 Hour Drop-in
67 Adelaide St E

Sharon Francis
416-392-9292
sfrancis@fredvictor.org
Fred Victor

Clients: Homeless women 18+

Items needed: Winter coats and boots, new socks, toiletries (toothbrushes/toothpaste), hats, mittens, scarves

Drop-offs: 24/7

Fred Victor
Women’s Hostel
86 Lombard St

Nareesa Doman
416-368-2642
ndoman@fredvictor.org
Fred Victor

Clients: Homeless women 24+

Items needed: Pyjamas, pillowcases, slippers, personal hygiene supplies (lotion, lip balm), gloves, scarves

Drop-offs: 24/7

Fred Victor
ETS Thrive
248 Queen St E

Faelix Kayn
416 364 8986 ext 8507
fkayn@fredvictor.org
Fred Victor

Clients: Transgender, nonbinary, gender queer, 2spirit, gender questioning, gender nonconforming and gender diverse people

Items needed: Gift cards (grocery, clothing, books, makeup, etc), winter coats, Books (LGBTQ2SIA+, ASL, ESL)

Drop-offs: Call to make arrangements

Fred Victor
Transition to Housing
386-388 Dundas St E

Ulli Groppler
416-646-4352
ugroppler@fredvictor.org
Fred Victor

Clients: Homeless women and transgender people 18+

Items needed: Duvets, bath mats, pillows, shampoo/conditioner, multi-vitamins

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

Good Shepherd Ministries
412 Queen St E

Adrienne Urquhart
416-869-3619
info@goodshepherd.ca
Good Shepherd Ministries

Clients: People living in poverty and homeless adults

Items needed: Peanut butter, ground coffee, tinned tuna, new men’s socks, men’s gloves/mittens

Drop-offs: Monday to Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
No drop-offs after 5:30 p.m.

Haven Toronto
170 Jarvis St

Kristine Walkden
416-366-5377
kristine@haventoronto.ca
Haven Toronto

Clients: Homeless men 50+

Items needed: Gloves, new underwear and socks, footwear, personal hygiene supplies

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

Event: Dinner for Sam – December 15, a three-course Italian holiday meal for vulnerable people living in the downtown core, first serving at 5 p.m.

Homes First Society
90 Shuter St 2nd Fl

Patricia Kavanagh
416-214-1870
patricia.kavanagh@homesfirst.on.ca
Homes First Society

Clients: Homeless adults living with mental health and addiction concerns, refugees, newcomers, survivors of violence and abuse

Items needed: Personal hygiene supplies, bath towels/robes, new or gently used bedding (sheets/blankets), new or gently used winter clothing/accessories, gift cards

Drop-offs: 24/7 at

Savards Women’s Shelter
1322 Bloor St W
Beverly Wright Beverly.wright@homesfirst.on.ca

Strachan House
805A Wellington St W
Nikita Moriarity
Nikita.moriarity@homesfirst.on.ca

George Street Respite
354 George St
Necole Small or Steve Jennex
necole.small@homesfirst.on.ca
steve.jennex@homesfirst.on.ca

Volunteers needed: Yes, contact for details

Houselink Community Homes 
805 Bloor St W

Desmond Rowley
416-539-0690 ext 322
desmondro@houselink.on.ca
Houselink Community Homes 

Clients: Individuals and families living with mental health concerns

Items needed: Winter clothing/outerwear (adults, children) toys (children 5 to 11), personal hygiene supplies, gift cards

Drop-offs: Call to make arrangements

Interval House
DVP and Danforth Ave
(Confidential location)

Michaella Ciero
416-924-1411 ext 227
mciero@intervalhouse.ca
Interval House

Clients: Women who have experienced intimate partner violence

Items needed: Personal hygiene supplies (full size), bed sheets, blankets

Drop-offs: Call to make arrangements

LOFT Community Services
Multi-disciplinary Outreach Team (M-DOT)
304-145 Front St E 

Mariruth Morton
647-777-0130
mariruthm@tnss.ca

Clients: Homeless individuals experiencing mental health and/or substance use challenges

Items needed: 20 parkas (men/women’s), 20 pairs winter boots, 20 pairs thermal underwear/sweatpants, 20 pairs thermal socks

Drop-offs: Friday mornings or by appointment

LOFT Community Services
Transitional Age Youth Program
721 Bloor St W Ste 303

Julia Vanderheul
416-822-3474
jvanderheul@loftcs.org

Clients: Homeless youth 16 to 29

Items needed: Personal hygiene supplies, hats, mittens, non-perishable food

Drop-offs: Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Margaret’s Housing and Community Support Services
323 Dundas St E

Greg Rogers
647-524-0867
greg@margarets.ca
Margaret’s Housing and Community Support Services

Clients: Homeless adults living with mental illness

Items needed: New socks, coats, mittens/gloves, toques, personal hygiene supplies

Drop-offs: 24/7

Volunteers needed: To assist with serving meals

Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto
191 Gerrard St E

Tesla Hunter
416-963-9963 ext 204
communitywellness@nwrct.ca
Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto

Clients: Aboriginal women and children

Items needed: Backpack care kits (personal hygiene supplies included), Winter outerwear (women, children), boots, gift cards, sleeping bags/blankets

Drop-offs: Monday and Friday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Event: Annual Winter Solstice, contact for details

Riverdale Housing
Animation Programs
688 Coxwell Ave Ste 301

Kirsten Davey
416-469-3278
kirsten@rhag.ca
Riverdale Housing

Clients: Low-income women and families

Items needed: Financial donations, gift cards (grocery store), gifts (young men, single or elderly women), personal hygiene supplies, family board games, craft supplies

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

Volunteers needed: To assist with Holiday Party set-up/take-down, entertainment (singers, actors, comedians, dancers, musicians), craft table leads, assistance with wrapping holiday gifts. Volunteers also needed for outreach and fundraising

Salvation Army
Gateway
107 Jarvis St

Jake Aikenhead
416-368-0324
jakeaikenhead@thegateway.ca
Salvation Army Gateway

Clients: Homeless men

Items needed: New socks and underwear, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste

Drop-offs: 24/7

Volunteers needed: To assist as Bell Ringers for the Christmas Kettle Campaign and to help sort donations and serve meals

Salvation Army
Maxwell Meighen
135 Sherbourne St

Shannon Butler
416-803-9140
Shannon_butler@can.salvationarmy.org
Salvation Army

Clients: Homeless men

Items needed: Personal hygiene supplies (razors, soap, toothbrushes), new underwear, new socks, winter coats, laundry bags

Drop-offs: 24/7, call to make arrangements

Sanctuary
25 Charles St E

Lorraine Lam
416-922-0628
lorrainel@sanctuarytoronto.ca
Sanctuary

Clients: Street-involved/homeless youth and adults

Items needed: Long johns/thermal underwear, coffee shop gift cards (Tim Hortons, McDonald’s, etc), sleeping bags/blankets, TTC tokens to get to Out of the Colds, winter boots

Drop-offs:
Mondays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursdays 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Sistering: A Woman’s Place
962 Bloor St W

Wendy Bray
416-926-9762 ext 233
wbray@sistering.org
Sistering: A Woman’s Place

Clients: Marginalized, homeless and precariously-housed women

Items needed: New underwear/socks, gift cards (Tim Hortons, Walmart, groceries), blankets, gently used towels, personal hygiene supplies (shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, body lotion)

Drop-offs: 24/7, Monday to Friday preferred

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

Skylark
Wraparound for Young Families at Risk of Homelessness
65 Wellesley St E Ste 500

Heather Ibbott
416-482-0081 ext 311
heather.ibbott@skylarkyouth.org
Skylark

Clients: Young families with infants and children (0 to 6 years)

Items needed: Gift cards (groceries, Walmart, Old Navy), toys/books (0 to 6), personal hygiene supplies (mothers and children 0 to 6), winter clothing (adults and children 0 to 6), household starter items (towels, linens, pots/pans, cleaning supplies)

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call to make arrangements

Sojourn House
101 Ontario St

Fatima Saliu-Ediagbonya
416-864-9900 ext 242
fsaliu@sojournhouse.org
Sojourn House

Clients: Refugee claimants new to Canada

Items needed: Grocery gift cards, winter clothing, bedding, personal hygiene supplies, makeup kits, store gift cards

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

St. Felix Centre
25 Augusta Ave

Varshanie Thakur
416-203-1624
volunteer@stfelixcentre.com
St. Felix Centre

Clients: People experiencing homelessness or precariously housed, malnutrition, mental illness and addiction

Items needed: New underwear (men’s), new socks (men and women’s), coats (men’s), jeans (men’s), boots (men and women’s)

Drop-offs: 24/7

St. Stephen’s Community House Corner Drop-in
260 Augusta Ave

Sanda Kazazic
416-925-2103 ext 2260
ksanda@sschto.ca
St. Stephen’s

Clients: Street-involved homeless/marginalized adults frequently with mental health and substance use issues

Items needed: Towels, gift cards (grocery, coffee shop), men’s winter coats, new underwear, sleeping bags, ground coffee

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For Sunday drop-off, arrange by email

Street Health
338 Dundas St E

Cathy Callaghan
416-921-8668
cathy@streethealth.ca
Street Health

Clients: Individuals experiencing homelessness or lack secure housing

Items needed: Sleeping bags, winter warmth items for adults (hats, scarves, mittens/gloves), new socks, $5 to $10 gift cards (Tim Hortons, Food Basics, No Frills or Fresh Co), personal hygiene supplies (lip balm, moisturizer)

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

Toronto Council Fire
Native Cultural Centre
439 Dundas St E

Darlene McGregor
416-360-4350 ext 230
communityclientsupport@councilfire.ca
Toronto Council Fire

Clients: Everyone is welcome

Items needed: Sleeping bags, winter coats, long johns, hats, gloves, new socks

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

Turning Point Youth Shelter
95 Wellesley St E

Jill Creamer
416-925-9250
jcreamer@turningpoint.ca
Turning Point Youth Shelter

Clients: Homeless youth 12 to 24

Items needed: Personal hygiene supplies (soap, shampoo, deodorant), gift cards, winter accessories (hats, gloves/mittens), new socks, new underwear

Drop-offs: 24/7, call to make arrangements

Vanauley Street YMCA
7 Vanauley St

Candace Klimuk
416-603-6366
candace.klimuk@ymcagta.org
Vanauley Street YMCA

Clients: Homeless youth 16 to 24

Items needed: Winter boots, coats, hats, gloves, scarves

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday, call to make arrangements

 

WoodGreen Community Services
815 Danforth Ave

Tim Griffin
416-645-6000 ext 1930
volunteer@woodgreen.org
WoodGreen Community Services

Clients: Seniors, homeless, street-involved, children/youth, newcomers, unemployed, low-income and  marginalized people

Items needed: Winter warm kits (new socks, hats, gloves/mittens, scarves, ear muffs), senior’s holiday stockings (gloves, hats, scarves, cookies, tea/coffee, mugs, chocolate, pajamas, slippers, gift cards), personal hygiene supplies (shampoo, soap/bodywash, deodorant, bandages, toothbrush/toothpaste, comb/brush), employment kits – (portfolios/folders briefcases, notebooks, cardholders, USB keys, calculators, pens/highlighters), housing kits (bedding, kitchen supplies, cleaning supplies)

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

WoodGreen Red Door Family Shelter
21 Carlaw Ave

Imaan Mansoor Maftah
416-915-5671
inkind@reddoorshelter.ca
Red Door Family Shelter

Clients: Homeless families and survivors of domestic violence

Items needed: Gifts for teens (beauty products, electronics, gift cards for clothing stores, movie theater), toys (all ages), personal hygiene supplies (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, deodorant, lip balm, toothbrushes, toothpaste), winter clothing (jackets, coats, boots, gloves, socks, scarves, hats), new baby items and hygiene supplies (baby clothing, car seats, strollers)

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

Volunteers needed: To assist as childcare program support, ESL/tutor, workshop leaders, food bank support, donation room assistant, and with special events (a few times per year) Specialty volunteers also needed

WoodGreen Community Services
Housing and Homelessness Services
650 Queen St E

Hilary Moore
416-645-6000 ext 1118
hmoore@woodgreen.org
WoodGreen Community Services

Clients: Adults with mental health and addictions, homeless, precariously housed and isolated persons

Items needed: Winter boots, hats, mittens, scarves, coats, sleeping bags/blankets, personal hygiene supplies

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

Yonge Street Mission
270 Gerrard St E

Theresa Cromwell Simmonds
416-929-9614 ext 3250
tcromwellsimmonds@ysm.ca
Yonge Street Mission

Clients: Adults, seniors, families, children, street youth, and newcomers dealing with issues of chronic poverty, homelessness, isolation and marginalization

Items needed: Gift cards for families/youth (grocery,department store,drug store), new adult winter coats and gear, winter boots, personal hygiene supplies, food and hygiene supplies for babies (0 to 3)

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

 

 

Agency Name / Location Details
Horizons for Youth
422 Gilbert Ave

Stacey Murie
416-781-9898
stacey@horizonsforyouth.org
Horizons for Youth

Clients: Homeless and at-risk youth

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

Drop-offs: Monday to Friday day or evening, call for details

Weston King Neighbourhood Centre
2017 Weston Rd

Annalee Barrera
416-241-9898
annaleeb@wknc.ca
Weston King Neighbourhood Centre

Clients: Marginalized people

Items needed: Gift cards, personal hygiene supplies (men/women’s shaving items, pads, diapers, soap, shampoo), mittens/gloves, hats, scarves, coats, shoes, plates, cups, bedding/comforters

Drop-offs: Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Volunteers needed: To assist with sorting items, serving dinner and general help with both events

Events: Christmas Dinner and Holiday Giveaway – December 18 at 6 p.m.

 

Agencies Needing Volunteers

See each agency’s detailed listing above for information about volunteer help needed.

  • 519 Church Street Community Centre (Toronto)
  • Dixon Hall (Toronto)
  • Evangel Hall Mission (Toronto)
  • Homes First Society (Toronto and Scarborough)
  • Fred Victor, Hostel Outreach Program (Toronto)
  • Lumacare Services (North York)
  • Margaret’s Housing and Community Support Services (Toronto)
  • Riverdale Housing Animation Programs (Toronto)
  • Salvation Army Gateway (Toronto)
  • Weston King Neighbourhood Centre (York)
  • Woodgreen Red Door Family Shelter (Toronto)
  • Youth Without Shelter (Etobicoke)

Questions

If you have questions or if your agency is interested in being added to the Holiday Wish List, email ssha@toronto.ca.