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Please note:  We are currently accepting new toiletries, gently used housewares and non-perishable food (See our needs below for details).   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.

The needs at the shelters can change so it is best to contact us to ensure that we are able to accept your donation.     At the Red Door we do not have the facilities to wash used items or do large volume sorting so we do not accept large volume donations and donations that are soiled.  

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

If you are interested in contributing furniture to our Moving Program, please click here.

Our Current In kind Needs Are:

  • New and gently used household items: Toasters, microwaves, dish sets, cups, mugs, blenders, cutlery, etc.
  • New and gently used and laundered sheets and towels
  • New Undergarments: Underwear, Socks, for men, women, and children
  • New and gently used and cleaned 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 and gently used seasonal clothing for all ages  (Seasonal)
  • 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).

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 cannot provide tax receipts for donations of used items.

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- 9am to 5pm *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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 If your items do not fit our needs, please consider these local drop-off locations:

  • St. Vincent de Paul Community Store  - 253 Broadview Avenue (Broadview & Dundas)

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