Donate to Alliston Out of the Cold

Alliston Out of the Cold’s operations are funded primarily by generous donations from our community. These contributions make it possible for our volunteer-run organization to consistently provide hot meals and a warm bed to those in need. Support comes in many forms, including cash donations, volunteer hours and food contributions. Here are the ways you can help.

1. Volunteer your time

We always need volunteers to help fill a variety of positions. Please visit our volunteer page for details.

2. Make a cash donation through PayPal

Cash received through donations goes directly to supporting the operations of Alliston Out of the Cold. This includes purchasing food, cleaning services and much-needed essentials for our guests, such as socks and underwear. Charitable receipts are available for any donation of $20 or more. Click the PayPal link to donate now.  You can also make an e-transfer to and be sure to send the security answer in a second email to the same email address.

3. Make a donation through cheque or money order

When making a donation by cheque or money order please make it payable to our charitable umbrella organisation, Alliston Christian Fellowship with AOTC in the memo line. A charitable tax receipt will be issued at the end of the year.

4. Make a cash donation through your church, community group, business or fundraising event

Many organizations choose to make Alliston Out of the Cold the recipient of group fundraising initiatives. We welcome the opportunity to help promote your third-party fundraising event on behalf of Alliston Out of the Cold. Please contact us or (705)435-7293 to discuss your upcoming event.

5. Make a food or clothing donation

Now receiving donations of the below items to be dropped off at The Well, 81 Victoria St. W. Monday – Friday 9-4.

Due to limited space we will not be able to receive clothing donations (outside of those listed below) but are partnering with local thrift stores to ensure any clothing/coat needs are addressed for our guests.  By donating coats and clothing items there, you are supporting this need as well.  We will have small items available for guests… please see list below.

Raisins/dried fruits
Granola bars
Individual canned fruit
Individual apple/fruit sauce
Decaffeinated coffee

Other items:
Ear buds (headphones)
Paper towels
Garbage bags (large, black)
Green painters tape
Sharpies (black)
Brown paper lunch bags
Men’s socks (new)
Women’s socks (new)
Men’s underwear (new)
Women’s underwear (new)
Plastic wrap
Ziplock sandwich bags
Facial tissue
Hand sanitizer
Grocery gift cards
Small denomination gift cards (coffee shops, restaurants, local stores, etc.)

Larger needs:
Storage totes/tubs
Medium/large lockers
Large storage shed
Couch and chair (wipeable materials only)
Book shelf/entertainment shelving unit
Outdoor storage bin/bench

6. Offer your company’s services

Alliston Out of the Cold welcomes donations from area businesses. Our needs are varied and include everything from laundry service, cleaning service and food. We welcome inquiries from businesses interested in supporting us through in-kind or cash donations. Please contact us for more information.


Alliston Out of the Cold’s Charitable Donation Number is Alliston Christian Fellowship – 892173568 RR0001