Wishlist

Support people experiencing homelessness by donating urgently needed wishlist and Gift Guide items!

Blue Door provides not only a place to stay for individuals and families who are without a home, but many other life-saving supports and services for a successful transition from homelessness to home.

Donate gift cards or items from Blue Door’s Gift Guide to provide youth, adults, seniors, and families with urgently needed essentials such as food for a day, a winter jacket, toiletry kits, and so much more!

Prior to dropping off your donation or for more information please contact 905-898-1015 x 5 or donate@bluedoor.ca
Give the Gift of Empowerment

Your generous gift card donation supports individuals and families in successfully transitioning from homelessness to home.

Urgently needed gift cards:
  • $5 Tim Hortons gift cards give warmth during extreme cold weather alerts when beds are full
  • $25 Walmart gift cards purchase groceries and essential housewares (e.g. pots, pans, dishes) during those first few months when funds are limited
  • $25 Value Village gift cards go a long way in providing basic clothing and footwear
  • $25 President’s Choice (Loblaws) gift cards provide essential baby formula, wipes, and diapers
  • $25 Esso/Shell/Petro Canada gift cards provide transportation support for housing searches, medical appointments, and interviews
  • Gift cards are also eligible for charitable tax receipts.
Essentials for Rebuilding

Due to space constraints Blue Door has partnered with Cornerstone to Recovery (formerly Steps To Recovery) for donations of gently used clothing and small housewares.

For clothing and houseware donations to Cornerstone to Recovery, Blue Door receives a financial credit which will be used to purchase gift vouchers to our local thrift stores empowering people experiencing homelessness to purchase essential items.

Cornerstone to Recovery is located at 570 Steven Court, Unit B, Newmarket. During the times of 8:30 to 3:30 Monday to Friday please call 905-762-1551 to arrange a drop off and for after-hours please place your items in the bin marked for Blue Door. When dropping off your items please let the staff know you are donating on behalf of Blue Door.

Blue Door's Gift Guide

Give the gift of life-saving essentials and supports!

Night of Safety

Your gift will provide access to life-saving supports – helping rebuild lives one day at a time. Blue Door provides over 100 people with a safe place to stay each night at our 3 emergency housing programs. Our services go beyond meeting the immediate needs of youth, children, and adults. Your generous support will extend our services and help to ensure a successful transition from homelessness to home.

$125 provides 1 Night of Safety
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Refuge and Hospitality

Your gift will provide seasonal emergency overnight housing through Blue Door’s Mosaic Interfaith Out of the Cold program. Youth, men, and women facing poverty and homelessness during our cold Canadian winters are provided with safe refuge and warm hospitality through the Mosaic Interfaith Out of the Cold program. Mosaic Interfaith Out of the Cold is a coalition of over 50 interfaith communities across York Region who come together from October to June to provide seasonal emergency overnight housing and wraparound supports such as meals, clothing, shower facilities, medical care, and intensive case management.

$55 provides 1 Night of Winter Refuge & Hospitality

 

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Winter Coats

Gift a winter coat and keep a person warm and healthy this cold winter season. Homelessness is a desperate situation regardless of the season, but to face homelessness during a Canadian winter can be especially harrowing. During cold weather many children, youth, and adults arrive at Blue Door without a winter coat or boots – leaving them extremely vulnerable to the harsh conditions of the winter season.

$50 provides 1 Warm Winter Coat
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Clothing Support

Give the gift of dignity by providing clothing and footwear. As many families and individuals arrive directly from the streets, hospitals, or other traumatic situations, they often have very few of their essentials with them. Providing essential items like socks, underwear, or a thrift store gift card will enable people to purchase much needed basic clothing and footwear.

$25 provides 1 outfit
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Food Security

Your donation will provide three nutritious meals. Blue Door feeds over 100 individuals a day at our 3 emergency housing programs. As a charity the rising cost of food presents a challenge to provide 3 nutritious meals a day for each individual we serve.

$20 provides 3 meals for 1 person
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Infant Support

Your donation will provide children and infants with toys, diapers, wipes, formula, and baby food. Families with children and infants are often in need of support for essential infant items such as baby formula, baby food, diapers and wipes. A gift of a toy for the holidays or a birthday is also a great comfort to a child while they are without a place to call home. Families are trying their best to search for and obtain permanent housing which quite often requires all their funds for first and last month’s rent, this leaves families with little funds for these very much needed children’s items.

$50 provides Toys & Infant Supports
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Essential Toiletry Kit

Give a kit filled with shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, body wash, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, shaving cream, and disposable razor. When someone has to decide between food and essential items such as toiletries, although very important, toiletries are quite often not purchased. Your generous gift of an Essential Toiletry Kit will be provided to any youth, man, or woman in need at Blue Door.

$25 provides 1 Essential Toiletry Kit
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Employment

Empower a person to start a new job by providing them with the essential clothing, footwear, and transportation needed to succeed. Chronic unemployment or sudden job loss can lead to homelessness. Regaining a steady job can make it possible to exit out of homelessness and achieve long-term housing stability and financial security. However, individuals can face many obstacles when searching for and maintaining employment. Your support will provide items such as steel-toed boots, outdoor winter clothing, and transportation to worksites.

$100 provides Essential Employment Supports
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Construct

The gift of trades training is a gift that keeps giving. Help an individual out of poverty and homelessness by supporting their training in Blue Door’s social enterprise employment program, Construct. Your generous gift will help provide an individual with life-changing in-class training, wraparound supports, and on-the-job work experience for a successful career in the trades. Providing vulnerable individuals with training for a new career will help breakdown barriers to meaningful employment and a successful future!

$150 provides one Half-Day of Training
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New Home Kit

Help a family or individual move into and succeed in their new home by providing essential food and houseware items.
When families and individuals move into permanent housing they are often left with little or no funds after paying their first and last month’s rent. Some may not even have groceries or essential housewares like pots, dishes, and linens. Your gift of a New Home Kit will ensure families, adults, and youth transition successfully from homelessness into their new home.

$150 provides 1 New Home Kit
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