How you can help

Financial Donations

Your tax deductible donation, whether monthly, annually, in memoriam, or in celebration will help us continue to provide our much needed services. If you wish to make a tax deductable donation to Family Transition Place by cash, credit card or cheque, you may donate, safely and securely online.

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A monthly donation to Family Transition Place doesn’t simply help provide shelter, counselling and support for women and children in our community – it gives a whole lot more. Please become a monthly donor. With regular monthly donations we build a reliable and stable source of finances, and can continue to do very important work in our community.
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Matching Gifts
Many companies have programs that match the donations made by current or retired employees and their spouses or Board of Directors. Check with your employer or associated company today to see if they have a matching gift program.
COVID-19 Update - Product and Service Donations

Due to the current health crisis, we are not currently able to accept product and service donations.

These donations help offset costs for our programs, clients and fundraising initiatives.

Our current Wish List

AN IMPORTANT NOTE ON BEDBUGS: Family Transition Place provides housing for up to 12 women and their children at one time. An outbreak of bedbugs would be a serious issue and we do our best to avoid this sort of disruption. Bedbugs like to live and travel in pre-owned items such as desktop computers, appliances, TVs, game systems, purses, clothing, suitcases, backpacks, mattresses, and books. We are unable to accept any items of this nature in order to prevent bedbugs from entering our building.

For information on how and what to donate, please visit our General Donations Guide.

The Dufferin County Take it Back Directory is also a helpful resource.

COVID-19 Update - Clothing Donations

Due to the current health crisis, there may be some restrictions on accepting clothing donations at this time. Please contact each store for more details.

Family Transition Place is unable to accept used clothing donations at the shelter as our storage areas are limited. However, we have relationships with two local clothing consignment stores that will accept quality used clothing and sell it on FTP’s behalf:

  • As We Grow – 3-20 Dawson Rd, Orangeville – 519-941-8733
    Please request that the proceeds from the sale be designated to FTP account #3763.
    (adult and children’s clothing)
  • Finders Keepers – 28 Mill St Unit 119 (Mill St Mall), Orangeville – 519-307-1110
    (adult clothing only)click HERE for Finders Keepers’ store hours

These community-minded participating businesses issue “vouchers” to clients of FTP, which can then be redeemed for clothing for themselves or their children. Making good use of these partnerships is an excellent way to support women and children in need and make sure that good used clothing does not go to a landfill.

The Dufferin County Take it Back Directory is also a helpful resource.

COVID-19 Update - Food Donations

Due to the current health crisis, we are unable to accept donations. Please email for more information.

Family Transition Place has recently developed a thorough food handling process and Food Donations Handbook*. We can accept perishable and non-perishable (including fresh and frozen) quality food items that have valid expiry dates, and are not damaged or spoiled, as well as some prepared food items. Due to health and safety regulations, these prepared items must be from a regulated food provider, facility or caterer, and not previously served to the public (event buffet, banquet, etc.).

If you have a food donation that meets our health and safety regulations, we would appreciate you calling the number below to make arrangements for delivery, and you completing the applicable areas of our Food Donations Form to accompany the donation.

You are not liable for any risk associated with your donation. Family Transition Place food donors are protected by Ontario’s Donation of Food Act, 1994. This legislation protects those who, in good faith, donate or distribute fresh food.

Food items that are used regularly:

  • Non-perishable food**:
    • Canned pasta sauce
    • Canned vegetables
    • “Cooking soups” – tomato soup, cream of chicken, cream of celery, cream of mushroom, cream of broccoli, cheddar soup
    • Breakfast cereals cold and hot like oatmeal
    • Peanut free school snacks fruit cups, apple sauce puddings
    • Reusable water bottles, school lunch containers/tupperware
    • Apple juice, orange juice, hot chocolate, frozen juice mix
    • Frozen individual entrees
    • Frozen meat and fish
  • Perishable food** – for example: meats, cheese, loaves of bread, fruit, vegetables, brown and white sugar

For more information on what we’ll accept and our food donation guidelines, please contact Kelly Lee at 519-942-4122, ext. 243.

*Adapted with the permission of York Region Community and Health Services.
Sponsorship Opportunities
Your sponsorship of events and programs helps sustain our services. Your contribution will be recognized and acknowledged. Please visit our Fundraisers tab to see current opportunities.
Your time and talent have value to us. Click HERE for current opportunities and for more information.
Other ways to donate
  • Support one of our fundraising events by donating prizes or purchasing tickets.
  • Hold your own fundraising event or draw with proceeds directed to Family Transition Place. MORE…
  • Donate your HBC reward points to Family Transition Place using the HBC Rewards Community Public ID # 6890147.

For more information, please contact our Manager of Development & Community Relations at 519-942-4122 or 905-584-4357 ext. 240 or contact us via email.

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