Donations to support the needs of the program are always appreciated and can be dropped off 7 days a week at the main Jackman Ave. door from the beginning of September until the end of March.
Please label all donations with “OOTC”
The nourishing meal served on Friday evenings includes delicious desserts. Individuals/groups can sign up through Sign Up (see volunteer drop down menu) to provide dessert for an evening meal.
Staples of the Program:
Decaffeinated coffee, tea bags (no herbal or loose teas please), peanut butter, jam, oatmeal, vegetarian chili, healthy packaged snacks like granola bars, fresh fruit like bananas, apples and clementines
Powdered dishwasher detergent (no liquid or jet dry agent), dish soap, bleach, full aprons (no half or frilly aprons), rubber gloves, tea towels
Pocket novels/current magazines (no textbooks or older hardcover books), pens & small notebooks, playing cards, small games
CLOTHING & TOILETRIES
Please help us manage our pop-up clothing station by donating only requested items.
90%+ of our guests are male (medium to 4X). For Gently Used Clothing, please ensure that there are no stains or rips and please do not include dress clothes.
Underwear and undershirts for both men and women (large to 3X)
thermal long underwear
cotton sports socks for men and women (no dress socks)
Gently Used Clothing:
t-shirts and long sleeved tops
winter coats for both men and women
warm gloves for men and women
sturdy winter boots for men and women (no dress boots)
Toothpaste, toothbrushes, small shampoos, kleenex packets, disposable razors, feminine hygiene products, deodorant, small body lotions (no alcohol based products), oral hygiene products from your dentist, complementary hotel toiletries
By donating to this special needs program you help to relieve some of the stresses that the homeless of Toronto must endure during the harsh winter months.
Donations can be made online by clicking on the CanadaHelps “Donate Now” button below, and choosing the “OOTC FUND” from the fund drop down menu :
Payable to: Eastminster United Church, Out of the Cold
Eastminster United Church,
310 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4K 1N6.
Attention to: Gloria McPherson
Or drop it off at the Church Office on the 2nd floor, Tues-Fri 9.30-3pm.
Tax-receipts (mailed in February) will be issued for any donation of $25 or more.
Another way of donating is through sponsorship of a meal or part of a meal.
For $500 – sponsor dinner for 100 guests
For $120 – sponsor breakfast for 40 guests
For $100 – sponsor dinner desserts for 100
Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for all sponsorship opportunities