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Please note: We are currently only accepting new items during the holiday season. Please contact our inkind coordinator in advance to let us know about your donation as we may not be able to to take all items depending on our storage.  Visit our Holiday Giving page for more details.

The needs at the shelters can change so it is best to contact us to ensure that we are able to accept your donation. If you would like to donate items to the Red Door, please contact our In-Kind Coordinator at 416-915-5671 ext 234 or via email at

As of October 1st we will only be accepting the following items:

  • New household items: Toasters, microwaves, dish sets, cups, mugs, blenders, cutlery, etc.
  • New sheets and towels
  • New undergarments: underwear, socks for men, women and children
  • New baby items: baby clothing, baby baths. • Gift baskets for new mothers (unisex arrangements if possible).
  • New Toiletries: shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, baby wipes, diapers, feminine products.
  • New seasonal clothing for all ages
  • Non-perishable food or Food Vouchers for our shelter food banks ($25, $50 or $100 denominations from No Frills, Food Basics, Price Chopper, Metro or Loblaws).
  • New toys for all ages.

Please note: We cannot accept used toys, child cribs, change tables, car seats, play pens, stuffed animals, used undergarments, high chairs, used books, VHS movies, used computer equipment and items that are broken or in need of repair.

We are only able to provide tax receipts for inkind donations that are donated with the receipt of purchase and are $20 and above.

If you are interested in contributing furniture to our Moving Program, please visit our Moving Program page.

Donation Drop Off Centre

If you would like to donate any of the items listed above, please bring them to our head office location during the following drop off period: Please Note that only items on this list will be accepted.

Drop off Times Monday through Friday- 9 am to 5 pm

*Please note that you must call ahead to ensure that we are able to accept your donation: Denise Nishihiro at 416-915-5671 ext 234.

Drop off Location 21 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto, ON, M4M 2R6

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