Other ways to donate

Here are some other options of how you can donate to help homeless and at-risk youth.

Group donations

Do you belong to an association, community group, or club, or is there a social action, volunteering, or recreation committee at your work?

If you’d like to help support Dans la rue, please consider hosting a fundraiser, or organizing a collection of food items or personal care products.  You have the chance to change the lives of youth who truly need our support.  We currently need these items:  toothpaste, tooth brushes, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, back packs, rain ponchos, gloves, tampons, men’s underwear, and men’s shoes & boots (sizes 8-12).

Please contact us before you get started.  We have many helpful suggestions that will make your job easier. We also have promotional tools to assist you in making your event a success. Remember, to use Dans la rue’s name and /or logo for your event or collection, you must first contact us for authorization.

For more details, please contact us at 514-526-5222 or at [email protected].

Matching gifts

Help your donation go further by asking your employer if it there is a Matching Gift Program where you work. Each company has its own set of rules regarding an Employer Matching Gift Program and often, recently made donations can also be eligible.

We encourage you to ask your Human Resources or Community Charitable Giving Department to see if your donation to Dans la rue can be matched. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 514.526.5222 or at [email protected].

Planned giving

Charitable giving has become an important tool in estate planning. Through a planned gift to Dans la rue, you can help minimize your tax burden while leaving a legacy in support of an essential service to the community. Here are a few of the options you may want to explore:

  • Gifts of securities (shares, saving bonds, etc.)
  • Gifts of life insurance (donation of policy, death benefit, etc.)
  • Bequests

Please contact us at 514.526.5222 or at [email protected] for more details on planned giving, or ask your financial planner or notary to assist you in choosing the right option.

Material donations

Dans la rue does everything it can to provide the basics to homeless and at-risk youth, in addition to other services and solutions. Every year, we hand out more than 70,000 cans of food, serve 25,000 hot meals, and give out thousands of pairs of socks and underwear as well as t-shirts, sweaters, boots, shoes, coats, soap, shampoo, and toothbrushes.

We need your help to provide these essentials to our youth. You can make a difference by getting your friends, co-workers, or community group to organize a collection of the following items:  Meal-in-a-can (Chunky Soup, Cordon Bleu, Chef Boyardee), non-perishable food, Tim Horton’s gift cards ($5 per card maximum), backpacks, men’s shorts and jeans, men’s/women’s deodorant, tampons, men’s winter boots (sizes 10-13).

Please contact us before you get started.

We have many helpful suggestions that will make your job easier and our needs do change throughout the year.  Please call us at 514.526.5222 or contact us at [email protected].

Thank you for your generosity.

Contact us to confirm our current needs

Dans la rue gratefully accepts material donations directly from companies. Tax receipts are available for new products only. Proper documentation must be provided before we can issue a receipt.

Here is our list of current needs:


  • Jeans and sweatpants for men – sizes 30 to 38 (also sizes 42 to 46)
  • Jeans for women – Sizes M, L and XL
  • T-shirts and sweaters for men and women – Sizes XL, XXL
  • Hoodies for men
  • Boxers and long Johns for men
  • Underwear for women
  • Gloves
  • Sport shoes and hiking shoes for men (sizes 9 to 13) and women
  • Winter boots (men’s mostly sizes 8 to 13)


  • Tim Horton’s gift cards (5$ per card maximum)
  • Meal in can (for example Chunky Soup, Cordon Bleu, Chef Boyardee, meat, veggie, fruit, pasta) and non-perishable food
  • Bottled water
  • Blankets
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste (travel-size)
  • Shampoo
  • Tampons
  • School supplies (pencils, notebooks, folders etc.)
  • Novels and other books for teens

Donations of used clothing

At Dans la rue, we are doing everything in our power to maximize the use of the funds we collect from the community. Due to the cost of gasoline and in order to better allocate our human and material resources, we have been forced to change our clothing donation policy.

We henceforth work directly only with high schools, colleges, and universities to organize collections of new and gently-used clothing specifically targeted to the needs of our youth.


Your donations are essential for us to continue our mission.

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