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.
At this time, we are currently accepting general monetary donations only through Interac e-Transfer. We have an online form specifically for donations here. Fill out the form with your contact details, and complete the form by providing the e-Transfer reference number after you have made the transfer.
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!
We are always committed to allocating our funds responsibly and efficiently, because that will make sure that individuals in need will get the aid that they deserve. Funds donated to Blankets for T.O. will primarily go towards funding the purchase of essential items that will be donated to homeless shelters and individuals. In the past, we have donated toiletries, blankets, scarves, gloves, socks and ponchos to shelters and individuals on the street. Learn more through our blog!
Shelters typically have strict criteria for what quality of items they are willing to accept. For example, some used items may not be accepted. Additionally, COVID-19 restrictions at shelters may restrict the range of accepted items. Regardless of what you have to donate, please reach out to Blankets for T.O! We will be able to let you know definitely whether a donation would be suitable.
How the item will be distributed to individuals in need will depend on the item. 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.
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. Do not hesitate if you do not live within municipal Toronto, because we also have local chapters in other Ontario cities. We may also be able to guide you to a third-party non-profit organization and shelter if needed.
Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions about making donations. You can also reach out via any of our other methods of contact.