This community program is part of the Out of the Cold project operating throughout the week in various churches and other faith communities across Toronto. Eastminster’s Out of the Cold program (running from November to March) offers shelter - not judgment - a nourishing meal, access to a nurse, hot showers, and decent used clothing.
Each Friday night we feed up to 130 guests, and have room to sleep 45. Overnight guests are fed a hot breakfast Saturday morning and sent on their way with a tasty bag lunch.
The Eastminster Out of the Cold program is run by volunteers and is funded solely through donations from the congregation and community. The cost of the Program averages $1,000.00 weekly.
Volunteers (13 years of age and over) are always needed to cover a variety of shifts and tasks each Friday evening and Saturday morning. Sign-up is easy and online.
We use VolunteerSpot (an online sign up and reminder tool) to schedule volunteers.
Please sign up - here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
Donations to support the needs of the program are always appreciated and can be dropped off 7 days a week at the Jackman Avenue door from the beginning of November until the end of March.
Please label these items "For the OOTC Kitchen"
Please label these items “OOTC Clothing Room”.
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 to: Eastminster United Church, Out of the Cold. Tax-receipts will be issued for donations of $25+