Last updated 1 March 2021: Due to the extended lockdown restrictions, we continue to operate with a skeleton staff at our offices and have a significantly reduced capacity to receive donations. Therefore, we continue to not accepting clothing donations and ask that you hold on to your items until 10 March 2021. However, Ve’ahavta’s clients are urgently in need of ONLY the items listed below under “Urgently Needed Items.” Our office will be open to receive donations from Monday-Friday between 11am-3pm only.
Help support people who are experiencing homelessness and poverty by donating needed supplies to Ve’ahavta.
Scroll down to see the list of needed items, which can be dropped off outside our office front door at 200 Bridgeland Avenue, Unit D in North York. Please note, due to our COVID-19 protocols, we ask you not to place donations in the yellow drop box in the parking lot.
Follow these 3 easy steps when dropping off donations:
1. Ring the doorbell.
2. Place your item(s) next to the front door.
3. Step back to wait for a staff member to respond through the intercom.
We are happy to provide a tax receipt for new items accompanied by proof of purchase. Please be aware that if we cannot use the items you provide (ex. out of season or don’t meet the needs of the clients) we may choose to pass these items on to other charities to utilize. If you have items for donation that are not on our list, please feel free to call us if you think we might be interested.
Ve’ahavta does not pick up donations. If you are a corporation or otherwise have a large amount of goods to donate please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
Urgently Needed Items
- Men’s and women’s long johns
- Men’s winter boots
- Men’s underwear (large only)
- Men’s hoodies (large only)
- Men’s winter jackets (large and XL only)
- Men’s sweat pants
- New, unused winter socks
List of Needed Items
General Items (As Ve’ahavta serves adults, we are unable to take donations of children’s clothing.)
- New underwear, socks, and bras in all sizes and genders
- Gently used t-shirts — all sizes and genders
- Jeans — all sizes (special need for men’s sizes 28-34)
- Shorts — all sizes
- Track pants with draw string
- Belts in all sizes
- Baseball caps
- Hats, gloves, mittens, scarves
- Hoodies (all sizes)
- Winter and fall coats, fleece jackets
- Footwear and shoes in good condition, including boots, sneakers and sandals
Gift Cards and Tokens
- Tim Hortons gift cards
- McDonald’s gift cards
- TTC tokens
- Hot Paws (hands and feet)
- Flashlight and batteries
- Sleeping bags
- Emergency Blankets
- Hairbrushes and combs
- Disposable razors
- Body wash
- Lip balm
Items Ve’ahavta Does Not Accept:
- Children’s clothing
- Housewares (including but not limited to bedding, pillows, dishes, artwork, furniture)
- Medical devices of any kind
- Business attire
If you would like to purchase socks or underwear to donate, please check out the Bargains Group, where your money will go further than some retail stores. Plus, we will receive extra donations from the company!
Want to host your own Drive to Survive? Below are some resources that can help you engage your networks and maximize the supplies you donate to Ve’ahavta.
You can download the follow posters: A Drive to Survive poster, a list of supplies we accept and instructions on how to host your own Drive to Survive.
Questions? Contact 416.964.7698 or email@example.com
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