Donating items for distribution and monetary amounts to homeless shelters and individuals is one of the best ways to help Blankets for T.O. For more information, browse the Frequency Asked Questions (FAQs) below.
Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any further questions about making donations. You can also reach out via any of our other methods of contact or by filling out the contact form at the bottom of the page.
Donating items to Blankets for T.O.
This is information for individuals who want to donate items (bedding, food, hygiene products) to the homeless community.
What kind of items does Blankets for T.O. accept?
Blankets for T.O. accepts ALL items that may be of use to shelters, respite centres and homeless individuals. Here are examples of what we donated to individuals in shelters and on the streets:
bedding (blankets, comforters, duvets, etc.)
clothing (gloves, socks, hats, etc.)
backpacks and bags
hygiene products (toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, hand sanitizer)
We work hard to ensure that all donations are safe and hygienic for those receiving them. For this reason, shelters prefer unused items when it comes to donations of clothing and bedding. But we may still accept used items so long as they are adequately cleaned.
Regardless of what you have to donate, please reach out to Blankets for T.O directly via email at email@example.com or social media! We will be able to let you know whether a donation would be suitable.
How will my donation be delivered to Blankets for T.O.?
Once you contact Blankets for T.O. regarding your possible donation item(s), we will be in contact with you about how your item will be picked up by or dropped off to Blankets for T.O. Depending on the donation, we may also be able to guide you to a third-party non-profit organization and shelter nearby that is in need of your donation. Do not hesitate if you do not live within municipal Toronto, because we are in contact with our local chapters in other Ontario cities.
Where will donated items be distributed to?
How the item will be distributed to shelters and individuals depending on need. In the past, the Blankets for T.O. community has donated items to homeless shelters across the Greater Toronto Area. We have also handed out care packages to individuals on the street in downtown Toronto. Blankets for T.O. has been in contact with local shelters and organizations to figure out what items are in desperate need and will distribute all items accordingly.
Requesting items on behalf of shelters
This is information for shelters and charitable organizations.
I help run a shelter or respite centre in need of donations. How can Blankets for T.O. help?
Blankets for T.O. is more than happy to help shelters and respite centres obtain the essential items that are in need. Please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and state what items are in need by your organization. We can help by prioritizing future donations to be directed to you or by helping you make public appeals for donations.
Can my shelter or charitable organization partner with Blankets for T.O.?
We are open to working with shelters and charitable organizations to help promote fundraisers and spread awareness for issues facing the homeless community! Please email us at email@example.com to inquire further.
Donating monetary amounts
This is information for individuals and companies wishing to donate monetary amounts to Blankets for T.O. to help fund donations.
How do I make monetary donations as an individual?
The best time to make monetary donations to Blankets for T.O. is during our donation drives which we run during December and January via GoFundMe.
We also accept general donations throughout the year, but we currently limited to only accepting them through Interac e-Transfer. We have an online form specifically for donations here.
Note that tax credits from donations are not yet claimable because Blankets for T.O. is not yet an officially registered charity or non-profit organization. The team is looking into the registration process!