Donate items

We rely on monetary donations for over 80 percent of our budget to cover the cost of providing shelter, food, and exceptional staff to support our homeless youth. We are very grateful for the many donated items we are able to use to benefit our youth, but we receive more offers than we are able to sort, store and use.

Because we have limited storage space, we are unable to accept used clothing at this time. We are happy to recommend other local charities that are better equipped to process a wider range of donated items.

If you would still prefer to give items, our ongoing wishlist is below. We have limited storage and resources, so please contact us to discuss your items and arrange a time for you to drop them off.

Contact us

For individual donations, please contact:

Donations Department
Covenant House Toronto
(416) 598-4898, ext. 7085

If you represent a company, please contact:

Robin Falcicchio
Development Officer
Covenant House Toronto
(416) 204-7992

Gift Cards

We use gift cards to give to youth for special occasions such as Christmas.

  • Low denominations: Tim Hortons, McDonalds, Burger King, Swiss Chalet, Taco Bell, Shoppers Drug Mart, Pharma Plus
  • Winners, Sears
  • Phone cards
  • Movie passes


We are always looking for nonperishable food items for our Food Bank for youth who are beginning to live independently in the community. The food items listed below are especially needed right now. Due to health and safety regulations, we are unable to accept prepared foods (e.g. homemade cookies). We can only accept undamaged, nonperishable items (no dented tins, torn packaging, etc.) with a valid expiry date.

  • Canned vegetables/fruits with pop-top lids
  • Protein bars
  • Tinned tuna, salmon or other canned meat
  • Rice & pasta
  • Crackers, cookies, cereals
  • Pasta sauce/paste
  • Soup packages/cans
  • Coffee, juice


Please note: We have a much greater need for boys’ clothing than girls’. We are currently only accepting new/unused, adult-sized items.

  • T-shirts
  • Hoodies and sweatshirts
  • Dress Pants (sizes 30 to 38)
  • Pyjamas: any size
  • Underwear: any size


Toiletries must be new. Travel-sizes are welcome. Please note, we have a greater need for men’s toiletries.

  • Combs
  • Hair products
  • Deodorant, body spray
  • Disposable razors, shaving cream
  • Sanitary pads
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste
  • Cosmetics


  • Bedding must be new.
  • Bed sheets: single and double
  • Blankets/comforters: double or queen size
  • Pillows and cases

Other Items

  • Batteries AAA, AA, 9-volt
  • Cleaning products

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